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

  1. camera_signCar 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 34.
  2. In the last decade, red-light running crashes killed nearly 9,000 people.
  3. 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.
  4. Running red lights or other traffic controls is the most common cause of all urban crashes.
  5. Someone runs a red light an average of every 20 minutes at urban intersections.
  6. An estimated 165,000 motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians are injured annually by red-light runners.
  7. There are an average of 7 fatal crashes and over 1,000 injury crashes EVERY DAY at signalized intersections across the United States.
  8. Half of the people killed by red-light runners are not the signal violators— they are passengers, other motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists.
  9. Nearly 93% of drivers believe running a red light is bad, yet 1 in 3 drivers reported doing so in the past 30 days.
  10. The cost to society of all crashes exceeds $230 billion annually.