I agree with a lot of this, in the US you can turn left on a Red.
You will get a big fine in the US for doing that.
It maybe right turn or left it confuses me a simple Kiwi but there is a law where you can turn against a red in some circumstances, they showed it on Top Gear as well, they reckon it was the US only contribution to civilisation :P
Yes its the right turn because they drive on the right :-))))
You should go to South Africa. You dont stop at the traffic lights at night. Instead when you see a red light you slow down and approach it slowly until its green. If you get to the intersection and it has still not changed, you look left/right, put your foot down, and you go through.