Running Red Lights – level 2

02-09-2019 15:00

In 2017 alone, 939 people in the USA died because of drivers who ran a red light. That was more than two people every day.

That is 28% more than in 2012 according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). The drivers who ran the light accounted only for over 35% of those killed. Nearly a half of the victims were drivers or passengers in the cars hit by the red light-runners. Pedestrians and cyclists accounted for more than 5%.

The situation is worst in the state of Arizona and safest in New Hampshire.

The AAA says that drivers can take an extra look after the light turns green. Pedestrians and cyclists also can make sure that the traffic stopped before they cross a street. They can make eye contact with drivers in stopped cars before they cross too.

Difficult words: run a red light (to drive instead of stopping), account for (to be, add to), pedestrian (a person who is walking).

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