Intersection Car Accidents. How many deaths in car accidents caused by running a red light?
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety* (IIHS) reports that more than 900 people a year die and nearly 2,000 are injured due to vehicles running red lights. And red lights are, of course, used at intersections. About half of these deaths are pedestrians and occupants in other vehicles who are hit by those drivers who run red lights. The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) reports that 96% of drivers fear being hit by a person running a red light at an intersection, while 55.8% admit to running red lights. And what is the most widely used excuse for red light running? “I was in a hurry." Though this may be a reason, it is certainly not an excuse. There is no excuse for believing your time is any more valuable than anyone else’s time or that your time is more valuable than your safety or the safety of others.
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