10 Reasons to Stop on Red

When you run a red light, you knowingly put yourself and others at risk of a fatal accident. Red light runners cause hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands of injuries each year. As you try to speed through the intersection, other motorists who now have the right of way are doing the same, so there is a high risk that a collision would occur.

10 Reasons to Stop on Red:

    1. It is 100% preventable. Just STOP ON RED
    2. In 2020, 928 people died and 115,741 were injured due to red-light running
    3. In 2020, the U.S. witnessed the largest number of motor vehicle deaths since 1924.
    4. One in three Americans know someone who has been injured or killed in a red-light running crash.
    5. Between 2008-2020, an estimated 10,155 people were killed in red-light running related crashes.
    6. On average, three people died each day in red-light running-related crashes in the U.S. in 2020.
    7. Over half of the deaths in red-light running crashes are pedestrians, bicyclists and occupants in vehicles other than the vehicle running the red light.
    8. The most common type of urban crashes involve drivers who run red lights, stop signs and other traffic controls.
    9. 86% of AAA’s 2019 surveyed drivers say it is extremely dangerous to speed through red lights.
    10. Red-light running can be fatal.


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