We make think something simple like running a stop light doesn’t hurt anyone. However, lives are lost every day due to drivers not stopping at red lights. Texas is the second most dangerous state for redlight running. We as Texans like to get where we’re going as quickly as possible. But saving an extra minute on your commute is not worth the danger you put others in by running red lights. The National Coalition for Safer Roads gives ten reasons to stop on red.
Red-light running can be fatal.
A large portion of drivers (42.7%) admitted to driving through a stoplight that has just turned red when they could have stopped safely in the past 30 days.
The most common type of urban crash involves drivers who run red lights, stop signs and other traffic controls.
In 2016, 808 people were killed and an estimated 137,000 were injured in crashes involving red-light running.
More than half of the deaths in red-light running crashes are pedestrians, bicyclists and occupants in vehicles other than vehicle running the red light.
39% of people are injured in crashes in which motorists run traffic controls.
Between 2004-2015, an estimated 10,111 people were killed in red-light running related crashes.
One in three Americans know someone who has been injured or killed in a red-light running crash.
On average, two people died each day in red-light running crashes in the United States in 2016.
The leading cause of death for U.S. teens is motor vehicle crashes.
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