Running Red Lights – level 3
According to data released by the American Automobile Association (AAA), the number of people killed in the US by drivers running red lights has reached a 10-year high.
In 2017 alone, 939 people died in red light-running accidents – that is more than two people every day. The AAA says that it is a 28% increase since 2012. The drivers at fault account only for over 35% of those killed. Nearly a half of the victims are drivers or passengers in the cars hit by the red light-runners. Pedestrians and cyclists accounted for more than 5%.
The highest rate of red light-running deaths per capita is in the state of Arizona, while New Hampshire has the lowest.
The AAA recommends that drivers take an extra second look to look both ways after the lights turn green. Pedestrians and cyclists can also make sure that traffic stopped before crossing a street, stay aware of their surroundings and make eye contact with drivers in stopped vehicles before crossing.
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