So far the New Year hasn't brought much good luck to me. In fact, it's been one thing after another, sometimes simultaneously. But anyway, on to the point of this thread... I was heading home tonight after visiting someone. There is a road that runs perpedicularly to his street. I turn onto the street and continue down the street doing between an indicated 25-30mph (BMW speedo's lie, so it's less than that) and approach an intersection, at which I intended to make a left turn. Just as I'm about to make my left turn, the light turns yellow. At this point, it is unreasonable for me to slam on my brakes because that would have ultimately led to me skidding into the intersection (ABS doesn't work), so I go for it. It is a rather sharp left turn, but I take it, perfectly in control and at a reduced speed to stop if something was around the corner. At this intersection, there is a building right on the left corner. I saw that the walkway where I was going to turn was clear, so I make my move before the light turns red, so by the time I enter the intersection, the light is still yellow. I complete the turn and there is a police car standing behind another car that is waiting on the red light to turn green. I think nothing of it and head down the street doing an indicated 23mph, which once again in BMW terms is less than that. At this point I know this was my speed because I know this is a frequently walked road and that there are lots of police around, so I frequently check my speedo on this street every time I go here. This is a tight street that is frequently walked by pedestrians, but at this point there aren't really many pedestrians anywhere, and there are definitely none on the road with the exception of one person. This one person was getting into her car that was parallel-parked on the right-side of the street, down the road. By the time I approached her, she was halfway in the car with her car door fully extended, and at this point I'm still doing about 20-23mph indicated, giving her enough room to get in the car. I make it another 100 or so feet down the road and I see the lovely christmas-tree twinkling of lights behind me of Beacon's finest. Great, I think. I pull over. The officer that pulled me over said I ran a red light and was travelling at an unreasonable speed down the road. To me, this didn't make sense. Let's start with the red light. If you're in an intersection already by the time the light turns red, does that still qualify as running a red light? If so, is that so even if it's unreasonable to stop? Second, how could an officer correctly identify if a car is in an intersection by the time a light turns red if his view is obstructed by a vehicle in front of him and the corner of the building on the right of him (behind which I am coming from)? Second, is 23mph an unreasonable speed to travel on a road that has a 30mph speed limit, there is no ice, snow, or any wetness on the pavement, and no pedestrians on it? What about if a pedestrian is already in a vehicle parked on the side of the street, and plenty of room given for the pedestrian to enter the vehicle and clear the vehicle's door? I want to know, what do you all think: is it reasonable for the officer to have stopped me for these things?