Red-light running is a dangerous and costly problem.
- Red-light running is the leading cause of urban crashes
according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.1
- In 2005, 165,000 injuries and over 800 fatalities in the U.S.
were attributed to red-light running. There were over 1.8 million
accidents at intersections. 1
- The financial cost to the public is estimated to be more than
$14 billion each year.
- An average of 3.2 red light violations occur per hour according
to a 2003 study conducted by University Transportation Center for
Alabama in 4 states at 19 different intersections.
A crash caused by a driver who runs a red light is more likely
to result in serious injury or death.
- Deaths caused by red-light running are increasing at more
than three times the rate of increase for all other fatal
- More people are injured in crashes involving red-light
running than in any other crash type.
- 63 percent of all Americans will witness a red-light running
incident more than once each week, according to a survey
conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the
American Trauma Society.
- Reduction in red-light running through a comprehensive
red-light camera program will promote and protect the public
health, safety and welfare of your community.
Most people run red lights because they are in a hurry, when
in fact they only save seconds.
- Almost all drivers (96%) fear being struck by a red-light
- Majority of Americans (56%) admit to running red lights.
- Red-light runners can be any one of us who drives. 4
- One in three Americans knows someone who has been injured or
killed in a red-light running crash.4
- Red-light running is often a result of aggressive driving,
and is completely preventable.
- “A Nationwide Survey of Red Light Running: Measuring Driver
Behaviors for the ‘Stop Red Light Running’ Program, June-August
1999, Old Dominion University
- ”Stop Red Light Running,” Federal Highway Administration
Safety Website: safety.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/srlr.htm.2002.
- R. A. Retting and A.F. Williams, "Characteristics of Red
Light Violators: Results of a Field Investigation," Journal of
Safety Research (1996): 27.1, 9-15