Stop on Red Week 2015

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NCSR is partnering with organizations and communities across the country to raise awareness about the dangers of red-light running during National Stop on Red Week.

Each day of the week is dedicated to different safety aspects, useful statistics and information, and heartfelt messages from supporters. The tools and resources you need to promote National Stop on Red Week in your community are available below.

For more information please contact info@NCSRsafety.org.

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What's happening on Stop On Red Week?

Sunday, August 2: The Effects of Red-Light Running

Innocent lives are lost every day because drivers recklessly decide to run red lights. We must do everything in our power to protect our children, our families and our communities from the callous and dangerous behavior of red-light runners.

The Effects

  • In 2013, 697 people were killed and an estimated 127,000 were injured in crashes that involved red light running. Source
  • Red-light running is the leading cause of urban crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Red-Light Running Information Throughout the Year

While Stop on Red Week happens only once a year, new information on the dangers of red-light running and other dangerous driving behaviors comes out all year long. The Safety Street blog is your go-to resource for the latest statistics, infographics, charts and stories in the world of traffic safety and red-light running. Safety Street features crash videos, news roundups and more each week. Bookmark the blog and share with your friends and family to stay up to date on intersection and traffic safety.

 

Spread the Word on Social Media

Tweet of the Day: In 2013, 697 people were killed & 127,000 were injured in red-light running crashes. #StopOnRed2015 www.StopOnRedWeek.com

Facebook Post of the Day:  In 2013, 697 people were killed and an estimated 127,000 were injured in crashes that involved red light running. We must do everything in our power to protect our children and communities from the dangerous behavior of red-light runners. Visit www.StopOnRedWeek.com to learn more. #StopOnRed2015. @NationalCoalitionforSaferRoads

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Monday, August 3: Get the Facts

New research is rapidly emerging about the behaviors of red-light runners and about the technology available to aid in putting an end to red-light running in communities across the United States.

2015 Trends in Red-Light Running 

This May, NCSR released data collected from 2,665 red-light safety cameras across the United States to better understand the trends of when red-light violations occur. It found:

  • Nationwide, more than 3.7 million drivers ran a red-light in 2014
  • Drivers most frequently run red lights in the afternoon, with 30 percent(1,108,125) of all red-light running violations in 2014 occurring between 1 p.m – 5 p.m
  • Friday proved to be the worst day for intersection safety in 2014 – safety cameras caught 596,518 total red-light running violations – while Sunday saw the fewest violations, with 473,695 total
  • Memorial Day weekend was the highest ranked holiday travel period, with 37,800

Red-Light Running Violations In 2014 Across the United States

 

Red-Light Running and Distracted Driving

In June of 2013, the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) and FocusDriven launched a joint campaign effort called Stop Distraction on Red to highlight the dangers of red-light running and distracted driving.

To kick off the campaign, NCSR and FocusDriven conducted a joint analysis examining the impact that distracted driving has on red-light running. Stop Distraction on Red: The Effects of Distracted Driving on Intersection Safety analyzed a sample of 118 intersections in 19 communities across the United States over a three-month period. Using the findings from this sample, researchers estimated that a daunting 7.3 million red-light violations in 2012 involved distracted behavior. The analysis also includes distracted driving-related intersection violation estimates for all 50 states and an examination of the impact of bans on cell phone use while driving.

Learn more about Stop Distraction on Red and the effects of distracted driving on red-light running.

 

Spread the Word on Social Media

Tweet of the Day: 7.3 Million red-light violations in 2012 involved #distracteddriving. Be alert and #StopOnRed2015 http://ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red/

Facebook Post of the Day:  In 2012 7.3 Million red-light violations involved #distracteddriving. Be alert and #StopOnRed2015 http://bit.ly/1sN1kWW

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Tuesday, August 4: The Faces of Red-Light Running

NCSR supporters range from traffic safety officials and community leaders to concerned citizens and victims of red-light running. All are equally passionate about the cause to stop red-light running, but many times the most influential voices are those who have had first-hand experience.

Melissa Wandall, our new President and one of the biggest advocates for road safety, become invested in the cause after personally experiencing the tragic consequences of red-light running.

Melissa Wandall lost her husband to a red-light runner two weeks before she gave birth to their daughter, Madisyn. “Eleven years ago, my daughter was born into this world in what should have been a moment of incomparable joy for our family,” said Melissa. “Instead, Madisyn Grace would arrive without a father to nurture, hold and love her, as Mark — my husband — had been killed by a red-light runner two weeks earlier. We had just celebrated our one-year anniversary.”

Watch Melissa’s testimonial video and share with a friend to spread the important message of always stopping on red.

Click here to view more testimonials and videos from NCSR about the dangers of red-light running

Spread the Word on Social Media

Tweet of the Day: Red-light running has many consequences. Don’t put other lives in danger and remember to #StopOnRed2015 http://bit.ly/1sN1kWW

Facebook Post of the Day:  President Melissa Wandall lost her husband to a red-light runner two weeks before she gave birth to their daughter, Madisyn. Watch Melissa’s powerful story and share this video to educate and inspire others about the dangers of red-light running. http://bit.ly/Qt1gqw #StopOnRed2015

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Wednesday, August 5: Red-Light Running Fatalities: Local Statistics

According to data from NHTSA, a total of 7,799 lives were lost from red-light running between 2004-2013.

The map shows the locations of these red-light running fatalities that occurred throughout the United States. The fatalities are mapped to the city and state where each incident occurred, and marked exactly to the actual intersection where someone’s life was taken by a collision involving red-light running.

Spread the Word on Social Media

Tweets of the Day: Map shows 7,799 lives were lost from red-light running between 2004-2013. #StopOnRed2015 http://bit.ly/1eSrVx7

Tweets of the Day: Have you lost someone from red-light running? Share your story here: http://on.fb.me/1g7W1hn #StopOnRed2015 @SaferRoadsUSA

Facebook Post of the Day:  Do you know someone who was killed from red-light running? @NationalCoalitionforSaferRoads new map shows that a total of 7,799 lives were lost from red-light running in cities across the U.S. from 2004-2013. If you lost someone to red-light running, share your story here: http://on.fb.me/1g7W1hn #StopOnRed2015

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Thursday, August 6: Top 10 Reasons To Stop On Red

Safety is the responsibility of every driver — not just during Stop on Red Week, but every day and every time someone gets behind the wheel. Intersection safety is an extremely important aspect of road safety in our community.

Below are the top reasons to stop on red based on the most recent statistics about red-light running.

Top 10 Reasons To Stop On Red

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. Source

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

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

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

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. Source

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. Source

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

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

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

1. Red-light running is dangerous. Source

Spread the Word on Social Media

Tweet of the Day: Top 10 Reasons to #StopOnRed by @SaferRoadsUSA http://bit.ly/1JvAAht #StopOnRed2015

Facebook Post of the Day: What are the top 10 reasons to stop on red? @NationalCoalitionforSaferRoads shares their list for #StopOnRed2015 http://bit.ly/1JvAAht

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Friday, August 9: Get Involved & Take the Pledge

Take the Pledge

Working together, we can put an end to red-light running. Show your support today by taking the Pledge to Stop on Red

Safety Street Blog

Tune into NCSR’s Safety Street blog and share content to continue raising awareness about red-light running year round. It is a dynamic online information center designed to collect, share and analyze new developments in road safety and automated enforcement technology. The blog examines the wide range of issues in transportation safety, with a key focus on the red-light and speed-safety camera industry. It brings together a range of compelling voices and supporting organizations that recognize the importance of road safety awareness.

Featured content on Safety Street includes Q&As with experts from the field, first-person perspective pieces from leaders in road safety, weekly news roundups, weekly red-light running video series and industry research.

Facebook and Twitter

Follow NCSR on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation about reducing red-light running and preventing fatalities caused by this reckless behavior.

Like NCSR on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaferRoadsUSA

Follow NCSR @SaferRoadsUSA on twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/SaferRoadsUSA

Subscribe to NCSR’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SaferRoadsUSA

Spread the Word on Social Media

Tweet of the Day: I took a pledge to #StopOnRed b/c I want to see more safe intersections. You can take the pledge too: www.StopOnRedWeek.com #StopOnRed2015

Facebook Post of the Day:  I took the pledge to #StopOnRed because I want to see more safe intersections. You can take the pledge too: www.StopOnRedWeek.com #StoponRed2015

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Saturday, August 8: What’s Next?

Beyond National Stop on Red Week, NCSR is dedicated to a year round effort to educate drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about the danger of red-light running; raise awareness about the benefits of red-light safety cameras; and equip communities with the tools necessary to start their own local outreach efforts.

Join Our Coalition today to stay informed on ways to improve road safety in your community and keep up with the latest on the automated enforcement industry and upcoming research from the National Coalition for Safer Roads.

Spread the Word on Social Media

Tweet of the Day: Check out @SaferRoadsUSA for more information on how you can keep your community safe and #StopOnRed2015! www.StopOnRedWeek.com

Facebook Post of the Day:  Check out the National Coalition for Safer Roads for more information on how you can keep your community safe and #StopOnRed2015! www.StopOnRedWeek.com

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additional STOP ON RED WEEK links & resources

  • Download a custom National Stop on Red Week button to share on your website, blog, profile , etc. to remind motorists to Stop on Red

 

 

 

 

  • Share NCSR’s Stop on Red Week graphics on social media 

Red-Light Running
Fatality Map

Red-light running fatalities that occured in cities throughout the United States from 2004-2013

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Top 10 most dangerous cities
for red-light running

Below are the top ten cities that had the highest number of red-light running fatalities between 2004-2013.

  • 1 Houston, TX
  • 2 Phoenix, AZ
  • 3 Los Angeles, CA
  • 4 Las Vegas, NV
  • 5 Chicago, IL
  • 6 Miami, FL
  • 7 Dallas, TX
  • 8 Philadelphia, PA
  • 9 Tucson, AZ
  • 10 Denver, CO

Additional Red-Light Running Resources

Top 10 Reasons to Stop on Red

Safety is the responsibility of every driver — not just during Stop on Red Week, but every day and every time someone gets behind the wheel. Intersection safety is an extremely important aspect of road safety in our community. Here are the top reasons to stop on red based on the most recent statistics about red-light running.

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2015 Trends in Red-Light Running

New research is rapidly emerging about the behaviors of red-light runners and about the technology available to aid in putting an end to red-light running in communities across the United States.

View the Data

Data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).