AUGUST SAFETY TOPIC
Stop on Red Week August 2–8
The National Coalition for Safer Roads’ Stop on Red Week is a good opportunity to revisit safe driving techniques and traffic signals.
Many people can be tempted to speed or skip red lights if they’re running late for work or a meeting. In fact, 56% of drivers admit to skipping a red light at least part of the time.
This is risky and dangerous behavior that can have devastating consequences:
- Motor vehicle deaths hit a spike of 24% in 2020 despite a reduction in miles driven (National Safety Council)
- In 2018, 846 people were killed and an estimated 139,000 were injured in crashes involving red-light running (NHTSA)
- About half of red-light running crash deaths involve pedestrians, cyclists and occupants in vehicles hit by the red-light runners (IIHS)
No job or meeting is more important than a life. No matter the hurry, always drive safely within the speed limit and stop on red.
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