Breaking traffic lights, and other offenses

Q: Is running traffic lights and similar traffic offenses, such as exceeding the speed limit inside or outside towns, haphazard parking, especially at times of Salah (Prayer), and annoying others without reason considered Haram (prohibited) or just Makruh (disliked)? Kindly, give us the Fatwa in this regard, may Allah reward you.

A: Traffic systems are designed and implemented for the common benefit of Muslims. It is thus incumbent upon all drivers to act in accordance with them, because violating them may lead to many accidents, fatalities, and other dangers. As for parking near Masjids (mosques) for a short period, whether to perform Salah or other reasons without causing annoyance to anyone, we hope there is nothing wrong with this, In sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills). (Part No. 23; Page No. 469) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.