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National Stop on Red Week


 

N-Stop-on-red-weekIn 1995, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) created the Stop Red-Light Running Program to help educate the public on the dangers of red-light running and increase enforcement at a grassroots, community level. A key platform of this effort is National Stop on Red Week, which takes place annually the first week of August, and during which communities across the country bring national visibility to this deadly traffic problem and step up enforcement efforts. This year National Stop on Red Week is August 2 to August 8, 2015.

Top 10 Reasons to Stop on Red:

1. Red-light running is dangerous.

2. Between 2004-2013, an estimated 7,799 people were killed from red-light running incidents.

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

4. One in three Americans know someone who has been injured or killed in a red-light running crash.

5. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 4 and the second leading cause of death for children age 3 and 5-14.

6. About half of the deaths in red-light running crashes are pedestrians, bicyclists and occupants in other vehicles that are hit by the red-light runners.

7. In 2013, more than 697 people were killed and an estimated 127,000 were injured in crashes that involved red-light running.

8. Motorists in urban areas are more likely to be injured in crashes involving red-light running than in any other type of crash.

9. Red-light runners are more than three times as likely as other drivers to have multiple speeding convictions on their driver records.

10. More than 36 percent of drivers continue to run red-lights and take risks, despite the fact that 55 percent of the participants said it is a very serious threat and 73 percent acknowledged that running red-lights is unacceptable.

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