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Red Means STOP!

Red Means Stop

More than 800 people died in crashes involving red-light running in 2016 - an increase of 17% since 2012, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  As of July 2018, 421 communities had red-light-camera programs, down from 533 that had a program at any time during 2012.  

As the number of programs has declined, deaths in red-light-running crashes increased from 696 in 2012 to 811 in 2016, the most recent year for which data was available. 

Red-light-running is one of the most common factors in urban crashes.  More than half the people killed in red-light-running crashes are pedestrians, bicyclists and people in other vehicles hit by aggressive motorists.  

(from September 2018 edition of National Underwriter magazine)