In 2019, nearly 850 people died each due to red-light running crashes. (NHTSA).
390 million was lost in costs due to red-light running fatalities each month (AAA)
Red-light running is the leading cause of urban crashes in the United States (IIHS).
More than 3.5 million drivers received a red-light running violation in 2019 (Verra Mobility).
Nearly 85% of drivers say it is unacceptable to run red lights, yet nearly 31% admitted to doing so in the past 30 days. (AAA).
According to 2012 research by the Texas Transportation Institute, cameras provide “a positive safety effect” at intersections and led to a 39% decrease in red-light running right angle crashes, which can be devastating.
An IIHS study found that cameras reduced the fatal red light running crash rate of large cities by 21 percent and the rate of all types of fatal crashes at signalized intersections by 14 percent. (IIHS)
THE BIG PICTURE
Innocent lives are lost every day because drivers recklessly decide to run red lights. In 2019, nearly 850 people died due to red-light running crashes. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that red-light running is the leading cause of urban crashes in the United States. Red-light running poses a significant threat to the well-being of all who share America’s roadways.
NCSR collected and analyzed data from more than 2,200 red-light safety cameras across 20 states and found that more than 3.8 million drivers received a red-light running violation in 2016. Every time drivers ran red lights last year, they put countless other lives at risk.
Luckily, red-light safety cameras have proven to be effective tools in reducing red-light running and the injuries and fatalities that too often come with it. A series of IIHS studies in different communities across the country found that violations are reduced significantly with road safety cameras. (IIHS)