A national campaign to help raise awareness of the dangers of red-light running is taking place this week across the United States.
National Stop on Red Week 2020 runs August 2-8 to educate drivers about the dangers of red-light running and to reduce the number and severity of crashes.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorists in urban areas are more likely to be injured in crashes involving red-light running than in any other type of crash. In 2018, 846 people were killed, and an estimated 139,000 were injured in crashes that involved red-light running. About half of those killed in red-light crashes are pedestrians, cyclists and people other than the violator.
The U.S. Department of Transportation found that one in three Americans know someone who has been injured or killed in a red-light running crash.