Stop On Red Week 2017

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The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) is proud to partner with organizations and communities across the country like yours to raise awareness about the dangers of red-light running during National Stop on Red Week.

Each day of this dedicated week emphasizes different safety aspects, useful statistics and information.

For more information please contact info@NCSRsafety.org

What's happening on Stop On Red Week?

Sunday, August 6: Introduction to Stop on Red Week

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.

A word from our President

Spread the Word on Social Media

Tweet of the Day:  We support National Stop on Red Week. Use #StopOnRed2017. Visit http://ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red/ for more tools.

Facebook Post of the Day: National Stop on Red Week starts TODAY!  Show your support by sharing this graphic! Visit http://ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red/  for graphics and social posts! Want to participate? Use the #StopOnRed2017 to spread the message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, August 7: Get the Facts

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 Effects

  • In 2015, 771 people were killed and 137,000 were injured due to red-light running.
  • On average, two people died each day in red-light running crashes in the United States in 2015.

Spread the Word on Social Media

Tweet of the Day: In 2015, 771 ppl were killed & 137K were injured in red-light running crashes. #StopOnRed2017 www.ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red

Facebook Post of the Day: #ByTheNumbers: In 2015, 771 people were killed and 137,000 were injured in red-light running crashes. Spread the message to #StopOnRed2017 Get the facts and more at:  www.ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red #SafetySavesLives

Tweet of the Day: Add this Stop on Red Week image to your profile image to show your support #StopOnRed2017 www.ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red

Facebook Post of the Day: Add this National Stop on Red Week image to your profile image to show your support. Visit www.ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red for more statistics and graphics throughout the week!

Don’t forget to use #StopOnRed2017 this week!

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 8: Public Poling

Many Americans have shown their support throughout the years for road safety camera enforcement technology across the U.S. Below is the most recent public opinion results on the use of road safety enforcement.

The 2016 AAA Foundation Traffic Safety Culture Index Report found:

 

  • Most drivers (92.8%) view it as unacceptable to drive through a traffic light that just turned red when they could have stopped safely; 68% view it as completely unacceptable.
  • More than 1 in 3 drivers (35.6%) admit to having driven through a light that had just turned red in the past 30 days when they could have stopped safely. Nearly 1 in 4 drivers (23.1%) report having done this more than once.
  • 55.4% support using red-light safety cameras on residential streets.
  • 86.8% of drivers view red-light running as a threat to their personal safety; 60.1% view it as a very serious threat.

View the report here:

Spread the Word on Social Media

Tweet of the Day: An @AAAnews poll showed 55% of Americans support the use of red-light safety cameras in urban areas #StopOnRed2017

Facebook Post of the Day:  An @AAAFTS  2016 poll showed 55% of Americans support the use of red-light safety cameras in urban areas. Visit www.ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red for more facts. #StopOnRed2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 9: The Trends

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.

2016 Trends in Red-Light Running

 

  • Nearly 3.8 Million drivers ran red lights in 2016
  • In 2016, more people ran red lights in March than any other month
  • Friday was the worst day for intersection safety in 2016
  • Motorists most frequently ran red lights in the afternoon, 30 percent
  • Memorial day weekend is still the highest ranked holiday travel period with over 42,000 in 2016

Spread the Word on Social Media

Tweet of the Day: Nearly 3.8 MILLION ran red lights in 2016. Help us lower this number and #StopOnRed2017 www.ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red

Facebook Post of the Day: Nearly 3.8 MILLION people ran red lights in 2016! Help us lower that number #StopOnRed2017 www.ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red

Thursday, August 10: Red-Light Running Fatalities: Local Statistics

According to data from NHTSA, between 2005-2015, an estimated 8,347 people were killed in 7,528 crashes related to red-light running.

The map shows the top ten most dangerous states for red-light running fatalities that occurred throughout the United States in 2015.

Spread the Word on Social Media

Tweet of the Day: GRAPHIC: Top 10 Deadliest States for Red-Light Running. Is your state on the list? #StopOnRed2017 www.ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red

Facebook Post of the Day: Check out the Top 10 deadliest states across the nation for red-light running fatalities. Does your state make the list? Help us spread the message #StopOnRed2017 www.ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red

Friday, August 11: Top Ten 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 Ten Reasons to Stop on Red based on the most recent statistics about red-light running.

Top 10 Reasons To Stop On Red

1. Red-light running can be fatal.

2. On average, two people died each day in red-light running crashes in the United States in 2015.

3. The most common type of urban crash involves drivers who run red lights, stop signs and other traffic controls.

4. In 2015, 771 people were killed and an estimated 137,000 were injured in crashes involving red-light running.

5. More than half of the deaths in red-light running crashes are pedestrians, bicyclists and occupants in vehicles other than vehicle running the red light.

6. 39% of people are injured in crashes in which motorists run traffic controls.

7. Between 2005-2015, an estimated 8,347 people were killed in 7,528 crashes related to red-light running.

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

9. In 2016, nearly 93 percent of drivers said it was unacceptable to go through red-lights, yet nearly 36% admitted to doing so in the past 30 days.

10. On average, three children younger than 12 are killed in traffic crashes every day. The leading cause of death for U.S. teens is motor vehicle crashes.

 

Spread the Word on Social Media

Tweet of the Day: Top 10 Reasons to #StopOnRed2017 www.ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red

Facebook Post of the Day: Happy Friday! Check out the Top 10 reasons why YOU should #StopOnRed2017 Visit www.ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red for more tools. Drive safe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, August 12: 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.

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

Facebook and Twitter

Follow NCSR on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation about how we can work together to make our roads safer! Remember, Safety Saves Lives.

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

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

Watch Melissa’s video and see what she has to say about the end of National Stop on Red Week, but more importantly, what we can continue to do.

A word from our President

Spread the Word on Social Media

Tweet of the Day: What’s next? NSORW 2017 may be over, but the fight to keep our roads safe is not. Next steps: www.ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red

Facebook Post of the Day: What’s next? National Stop on Red Week may be over, but the fight to keep our roads safe is not. Check out next steps here: www.ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red #StopOnRed2017

additional STOP ON RED WEEK links & resources

Download Top 10 Reasons to Stop on Red

Download a Stop on Red Banner

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

Help us promote National Stop on Red Week by updating your Facebook or Twitter channels with these images to promote Stop on Red Week.

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

More information on red-light running from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

More information on State Traffic Safety Information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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).