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AAA: Red-Light Running Deaths Hit 10-Year High

 

September 19, 2019

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A red light above a city street. More than two people are killed every day on U.S. roads by motorists running through red lights, according to data analysis performed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

More than two people are killed every day on U.S. roads by motorists running through red lights, according to data analysis performed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The most recent crash data available show 939 people were killed in red light running crashes in 2017 – a 10-year high and a 28-percent increase since 2012. With the number of red light running crashes on the rise, AAA calls for drivers to use caution when approaching signalized intersections, and for pedestrians and cyclists to stay alert when crossing the street.

According to the AAA Foundation:

• 28 percent...



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