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Monday, June 15, 2015

Risk of Personal Injury Due to Red Light Running Increases in Summer

More than 3.7 million drivers ran a red light in the U.S. in 2014.  Surprisingly, a remarkable number of these violations happened during the busy travel weekends of Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.   The most dangerous time for red light running during these weekends was Friday afternoons between 1 and 5pm.

Memorial Day weekend typically has the highest number of red light violations, followed by Independence Day and Labor Day weekends.  The National Coalition for Safer Roads published statistics from red-light safety cameras installed throughout the United States.  This study revealed that hundreds of Georgians run red lights during the summer holiday weekends, putting themselves and other drivers at risk. 

Here are the 2014 numbers for Georgia and some neighboring states:

Because running a red light can directly result in a car accident, the increase in red light running during the summer holidays poses an increased risk for everyone on the road.  The summer months are already a time for increased volume on the roads due to the millions of people taking road trips and traveling to and from family visits and vacation destinations.  Be aware of your surroundings and those around you on the road as you travel this summer. 

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident caused by someone running a red light?  Contact Andrew Gebhardt today for a free consultation at agebhardt@smithwelchlaw.com or call 770-389-4864.

 

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