Nearly every driver has seen another driver run a red light, or have secretly ran a red light themselves. People do it because they don’t want to be delayed, but it is a very dangerous act.
According to the National Traffic Safety Board, 7,799 people have been killed in accidents where a red light was ran between 2004 and 2013. The National Coalition for Safer Roads has put together an interactive map showing where these accidents have occurred around the nation in an effort to bring awareness to the problem.
There is one very troublesome hot-spot for this problem in Atlanta, Highway 316. Seven people have died in accidents due to people running red lights. Four of those accidents happened at one intersection: Highway 316 and Winder Highway. Red light camera statistics show that most red lights are ran in the afternoon hours and on Fridays. This is probably because people want to get home quickly after work. If you would like to see the full map, it can be found at www.stoponredweek.com
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