"Should the District have a right-on-red traffic law?" Staff Writer Randy Mastro and photographer Michael Ford Parks went to Georgetown to ask residents their views . Ronda Skubi, 26, landscape architect, Connecticut and Cathedral avenues NW: "I think there should be right-on-red by all means. We had it when I lived on the West Coast, and it worked out very well. It's the law everywhere else." Zoe McDonald, 27, records management assistant, Fort Stevens Drive and 13th Street NW: "I say no because people are going to take advantage of it. We've got enough traffic problems as it is. There's already too much traffic, especially downtown." Michael Galbraith, 26, unemployed, 29th Street and Calvert Road NW: "Before allowing right-on-red, I think there would have to be a pretty systematic public relations effort. Some people have said right-on-red can't work in this city. I think it has to be emphasized that cars have to stop at lights, or else there's going to be a tremendous confrontation between pedestrians and drivers." Milt Schmidt, 27, communications worker, resident at Rhode Island Avenue and 15th Street NW: "I think it should, simply because it seems to be the trend now. Most other places in the U.S. seem to have it. But there are some bad parts to it. I'm originally from Wisconsin, and they started right-on-red there last year. Instead of stopping, cars would coast through stop lights. It keeps the traffic going, but it can also cause problems." Marvin Johnson, 27, micrographic technician, West Virginia Avenue and Mount Olivet Road NE: "I'd say yes and no. Yes, because it saves a lot of time. There are many intersections where it's needed downtown to speed up traffic. No, because you've got people that run lights. There could be problems with pedestrians. I'd say it probably works better in the suburbs than the city. So I give it 50-50." Stephen Vanilio, 26, international economist, 22nd and P streets NW: "I don't see any problem with it. The only thing is how is it going to work in the city. There's so much congestion in the downtown area right now. That situation has to be improved. Perhaps there should be a trial period for right-on-red." Jan Shubert, 31, college administrator, Ann Arbor, Mich: "We have it in Michigan, and I tell you, it is a disaster. I live in college town with a lot of bicycles and pedestrians around all the time. We've had a lot of close calls and near accidents. It's been a real problem."