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National Stop on Red Week, August 6-12, serves as an important reminder of the dangers we face on our roads and the responsibility we all hold to Stop on Red.
Between 2008 and 2021, an estimated 11,296 people were killed in crashes related to red-light running according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Using the theme "Zero in on Red", the week-long event highlights the importance of road safety education, traffic safety legislation and enforcement technology.
“National Stop on Red Week is an important campaign that aims to raise awareness and mobilize efforts to eliminate all fatalities and severe injuries due to red-light running," Jon Baldwin, executive vice president of government solutions at Verra Mobility said. "We are proud to collaborate with cities and communities across the nation to support their endeavors in fostering a responsible and safe driving culture. Together, we strive to transform attitudes towards road safety and make our streets a safer place for everyone."
2022 Trends in Red-Light Running
- More drivers ran red lights in July than in any other month.
- Nearly 1.3 million red-light running violations occurred during the hours of 1-5 pm.
- Independence Day Weekend was the highest-ranked holiday travel period for red-light running.
- Nearly 4.4 million drivers ran red lights in 2022.
Source: Verra Mobility 2022 Active Program Red-Light Enforcement Data
For the people who experience crashes and for the loved ones of those who are killed and injured from red-light running, the safety issue behind these numbers is very real.
NATIONAL RED-LIGHT RUNNING FATALITY MAP
The map includes red-light running fatalities that occurred in cities throughout the United States in 2021.
The interactive red-light running fatality map using 2021 FARS NHTSA red-light data, demonstrates that red-light running is dangerous and deadly. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 42,939 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2021. In 2021 alone, more than 1,109 people died due to red-light running.
Fatalities are mapped to the city and state where each incident occurred. Use the scroll function to zoom into each location down to the intersection in which the red-light running tragedy took place.
The ultimate goal is to honor the lives lost and illustrate the danger of red-light running. The markers represent a life cut too short, family and friends left too soon, and the harsh reality that red-light running can affect anyone on the roadways if more action isn’t taken to prevent reckless driving.
EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT
Safety is the responsibility of everyone — not just during Stop on Red Week, but every day and every time someone takes to the road. Together, we can protect our communities, families, and children by always stopping on red.
We have provided resources below for you to download and share this week and throughout the year.
These templates are provided to help you communicate about Stop on Red Week. As always, your personal perspective and stories provide additional depth to these communications.
ZERO IN ON SAFETY > TAKE THE PLEDGE
Beyond National Stop on Red Week, we are dedicated to a year-round effort to educate all road users, our communities, and government leaders. We invite you to stay informed on ways to improve and advocate for road safety in your community while keeping up to date with the latest in the automated enforcement industry.
Fill out the form to Take the Pledge and stay connected.
After you've taken the pledge, help us spread the word on social by using the hashtag #ZeroInOnRed.