Soon to be a parolee, I'm well aware of the necessity of walking a straight line. Over the years, I've witnessed plenty of parole violators who were sent back to prison for any minor incidents and violations of their parole conditions. If I want to cherish my freedom, I cannot make any mistakes.
A close friend of mine who is on parole was detained after he ran a red light. Any normal person would get a ticket and that's it. But the price he paid was a loss of his freedom, regardless of how temporary it was.
We can't take our freedom for granted.