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Monday, August 4, 2014

Henry County Personal Injury Attorneys Raising Visibility of Red Light Awareness Week

Even children know that cars should stop at red traffic lights. But did you know that car accidents that result from red-light running are more likely to cause injury than any other type of car crash?

The simple act of running a red light is a major threat to drivers, passengers and pedestrians in Henry County every day. In fact, 2 out of 3 Americans see drivers run red-lights almost every day, according to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the American Trauma Society.

Other interesting facts from the recent survey about red-light running include that:

  • 1 in 3 Americans claim they personally know someone who has been injured or killed in a red-light running crash (which is similar to the percentage of people who know someone killed or injured by a drunk driver).
  • Approximately 21% said they feel that drunk driving incidents are decreasing, but only 6% felt that incidents of red-light running were decreasing.
  • 96% of Americans fear that they will be hit by a red-light-runner when they enter an intersection.
  • The majority (60%) of survey participants speculated that drivers run red lights because they are in a hurry.

 Obviously, entering an intersection after the traffic light has turned red is considered running a red light (with the exception of right turns at certain intersections). But some drivers may unintentionally run red lights.

 According to Georgia traffic law, here are the characteristics of red-light running:

  •  A driver can legally enter intersection during entire yellow interval, however a driver cannot still be in the intersection when the light turns red
  • A violation occurs if driver has not fully cleared intersection after onset of red

 Education and enforcement measures are being put into place to reduce the number of red-light runners, including "Red Light Awareness Week," taking place the first week of August.

 If you or a loved one has been injured when a motorist ran a red light, you should consult with a personal injury attorney who can stand by your side as a knowledgeable advocate and pursue compensation for your injuries, suffering and lost wages.

For more information on this topic, or for a free personal injury consultation, email attorney Marc Avidano at mavidano@smithwelchlaw.com or call 770-957-3937. Smith, Welch, Webb and White is recognized as a premier law firm throughout the state of Georgia. Our team of experts routinely handles a wide range of legal matters, and will provide outstanding service for you, your family or your business.

 

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