Published on March 1st, 2017
American Traffic Solutions (ATS) has created a video showing Florida’s worst crashes caused by red-light running in 2016. ATS is the red light camera provider for the City of Apopka,
“Seeing is believing, and ATS urges drivers to watch this public service video and recognize the danger red-light running presents,” said Liz Caracciolo, ATS Safety General Manager. “Every day, in the United States, drivers running red lights cause an average of two fatalities and more than 340 injuries. When drivers ignore a red light, they put themselves and innocent pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists, other drivers and passengers at great risk. ATS urges all drivers to choose safety over recklessness and stop on red.”
According to a study performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, red light cameras have had a measurable impact on traffic safety. The study determined that red-light cameras in 79 large U.S. cities saved nearly 1,296 lives. The study also found the rate of red-light running fatalities rose 30 percent in cities that had turned off their cameras while red-light running fatalities decreased 21 percent in cities that turned on red-light safety cameras.
The 90 second video shows 14 red-light running incidents. Three are near-misses involving pedestrians. The third incident shows what happens when a car enters the intersection a fraction of a second after the light turns red.
Here is another compilation. This time it is the worst red-light runners in America in 2016. The video was compiled using ATS red light cameras in operation in communities throughout the country,