I have googled these expressions. I am not sure they are correct English.

He crossed (the street) against the light. (heard on Seinfeld)

He crossed (the street) against the red light.

He crossed (the street) when the light was at red.

He crossed (the street) on a red light."


They're all correct. I'd say the first is the most common. You'd only use the second to make a particular emphasis as part of a larger conversation, but it's still correct.

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