Thousands Of People Killed By Red-Light Runners Yearly According To NHTSA Report

According to the National Transportation Highway Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that nearly 1.000 people are killed and an additional 2,000 people are injured annually in accidents in which a vehicle has run a red light.

ABC 15 in Phoenix recently reported that in addition to the sobering NHTSA figures, AAA recently conducted a study which rated Arizona as being the number one state in the nation for the number of people who are killed by drivers who blow through a red light.

AAA spokesperson Aldo Vazquez told ABC in an interview, “We live in a fast-moving society, but impatience can lead to deadly consequences.”

The report issued by AAA found that 350 Arizonans lost their lives to accidents involving someone who ran a red light in the years 2008 and 2017. Nearly half or 46% of those who lost their lives were passengers in one of the vehicles involved in a red-light crash, and 35% of those killed were drivers who ran a red traffic signal light.

While many drivers who run red lights are aware of how potentially dangerous the practice is, they do it anyway. The AAA data indicates that one in three drivers admits that they have run a red light at an intersection in the last 30 days.

One solution is the installation of red-light cameras. According to Vazquez, even if there are no witnesses, because of increased use of red light cameras and security cameras on more homes and businesses, the chances of drivers who disobey traffic signals getting caught goes up significantly.

Related Frequently Asked Questions

  • 07 Jan 2019
    Can I Be Compensated for Lost Income After a Car Accident?
    You may be able to recover compensation for lost wages after being in an Arizona car accident. There are many costs associated with a car accident including medical bills, property damage, and lost income. If another party is at fault for your injuries, then they may also be responsible for your lost wages.
  • 07 Jan 2019
    What Kind of Timeline Should I Expect for My Car Accident Case?
    The first step in filing a car accident case is to schedule a free case evaluation. This should happen after you have reported the accident and called for medical help. If you receive any medical care during this time, be sure to document everything. These medical records will be important to your car acciden

Related Blog Posts

Get Your Free Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, or worse... we are here to help.
Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Zanes Law Logo
Click to call

Get Your Free Case Evaluation

By submitting this form I agree to the Terms of Use