Ive been ticked for that twice in Texas...The violation is called a Forced Red
Michigan you have a left hand turn light / lane at a majority of intersections. You may turn RIGHT on red, but it is never legal to turn LEFT on red here in Michigan unless it is at a divided hwy and traffic is clear. Normal intersections it is never legal to do so. The light for left hand turn is green (turn when traffic is clear only) then yellow then red. The problem is people think they are special and can pull out into the intersection when they know traffic will not be clear so by the time they actually get to turn the light has already been red for a few seconds and it's been green for cross traffic, yet you have to wait for the morons that are running the red to turn left when they shouldn't be.
It's a by product of this "instant gratification" society has become. people no longer have any patience and believe they should just go when they feel like it rather than when it is proper/legal to go.
I dont get my ass out there on a yellow any more.