You or your loved ones are more likely to be injured due to a red-light running related crash than any other type of crash1.
- Running red lights or other traffic controls is the most common cause of all urban crashes2.
- Someone runs a red light an average of every 20 minutes at urban intersections3.
Car crashes rank among the leading causes of death in the United States…
… and the leading cause of death for children, teens and young adults up to age 3410.
In the last decade, red-light running crashes killed nearly 9,000 people4.
- An estimated 165,000 motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians are injured annually by red-light runners5.
- Half of the people killed by red-light runners are not the signal violators — they are passengers, other motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists6.
- Nearly 93% of drivers believe running a red light is unacceptable, yet 1 in 3 drivers reported doing so in the past 30 days7.
- There are an average of 7 fatal crashes and over 1,000 injury crashes EVERY DAY at signalized intersections across the United States8.
- The cost to society of all crashes exceeds $230 billion annually9.
- The tragedies and costs resulting from red-light running are preventable!
|The above is an excerpt adapted from the article, “Ten Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Red-Light Running.” For more information, please visit safety.fhwa.dot.gov.|