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August 17, 2023

We Bet You Didn’t Know About Red-Light Running

1. You or your loved ones are more likely to be injured due to a red-light running related crash than any other type of crash.

2. Running a red light or other traffic control is the most common cause of all urban crashes.

3. Someone runs a red light an average of every 20 minutes at urban intersections.

4. In the last decade, red-light running crashes killed nearly 9,000 people.

5. An estimated 165,000 motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians are injured annually by red-light runners.

6. Half of the people killed by red-light runners are not the signal violators — they are passengers, other motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists.

7. Nearly 93% of drivers believe running a red light is unacceptable, yet 1 in 3 drivers reported doing so in the past 30 days.

8. There are an average of 7 fatal crashes and over 1,000 injury crashes EVERY DAY at signalized intersections across the United States.

9. The cost to society of all crashes exceeds $230 billion annually.

10. The tragedies and costs resulting from red-light running are preventable!


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