Running Red Lights – level 1

02-09-2019 15:00

People sometimes run a red light. This is when they drive their car during the red light. This is dangerous. In 2017, 939 people in the USA die because of this. That is 28% more than in 2012.

In 35% of cases, the driver who runs the light dies. In more than 50% of cases, people in another car die. In 5% of cases, pedestrians and cyclists die.

An American organization says that people must be more careful. People can check if no one is running a red light. Pedestrians and cyclists can make eye contact with the drivers of the cars.

Difficult words:  run a red light (drive instead of stopping), case (the situation when something happens), pedestrian (a person who is walking).

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