Violations of Red-Lights Increase During Peak Summer Travel Periods

National Coalition for Safer Roads

Red-Light Running Violations During Peak Summer Driving Periods in 2014

In 2014, more than 3.7 million drivers in the United States ran a red light. A large percentage of these violations occurred during the peak summer travel weekends of Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Red-light running incidents during each of these major summer travel periods in 2014, included:

  • Memorial Day: 37,800 violations
  • Independence Day: 34,522 violations
  • Labor Day: 35,118 violated

 

The most dangerous time during these weekend periods – with the highest number of red-light violations recorded – were Friday afternoons, between 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

Statistics were pulled from red-light safety cameras installed throughout the United States that NCSR has access to. Local statistics for the peak summer travel periods mentioned above are listed in the table below:

State

Sum of Memorial Day

Sum of Independence Day

Sum of Labor Day

Sum of Camera Count

AL

681

709

679

56

AZ

925

969

1104

59

CA

408

251

269

24

CO

497

412

603

36

DE

227

189

256

26

FL

8529

7578

7970

815

GA

401

378

480

23

IL

385

344

392

27

LA

2513

2321

1928

44

MD

1685

1803

1829

109

MO

2735

1293

2445

89

NC

243

208

260

13

NJ

2428

2271

2468

161

NY

5788

5354

5088

266

OH

694

577

553

11

PA

831

392

0

111

SK

191

152

201

14

TN

1575

1697

1210

111

TX

5353

5864

5799

200

VA

122

96

126

8

WA

1589

1664

1458

95

Total

37800

34522

35118

2298