Stop on Red Campaign: Information from NTSI

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https://ntsi.com/ | Running a red light can save you minutes but can cost you or your loved ones life. This dangerous practice happens more than you think and costs our society billions of dollars a year.

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At signalized intersections around the United States, there are an average of 7 fatal car crashes and more than 1,000 injury car crashes everyday, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

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In August, organizations and communities all over the U.S. came together to take examine the effects of running red lights and to encourage people to Stop on Red. The weeklong campaign raised awareness but is an ongoing effort to help drivers think more critically on the road.

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Over 8,700 people were killed in a single year by intersection and intersection-related traffic accidents. 50% of the time, people who die in red-light accidents are not the violators – they are other motorists, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists.

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Every 20 minutes someone runs a red light at an urban intersection. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Red-light, running is the leading cause of urban crashes .

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Almost 93% of drivers believe that running a red light is unacceptable, found in a study conducted by the AAA Foundation, but 1 in 3 drivers admitted to doing it within the last 30 days.

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Meanwhile, these crashes are taking its toll on government budgets. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calculated that these intersection crashes cost over $230 billion dollars .

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The National Coalition for Safer Roads found that: 30% of drivers run reds between 1p.m. and 5p.m. Friday was singled out as the worst for violations, while Sunday had the fewest.

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Red-light cameras are helping curb reckless driver’s bad behavior. In the US, a whopping 89% of drivers who received a red-light ticket in 2013 have not received another.

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To learn more, call (866) 346-3283 or visit: https://ntsi.com/ The National Traffic Safety Institute has an innovative approach to teach defensive driving and traffic school. Using proven behavioral modification principles, participants are submerged in an interactive curriculum that stresses personal accountability.

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