Folks at the American Traffic Solutions have created their own reality show through some hair raising videos of motorist running traffic lights. ATS officials say the videos reveal the need for continued intersection safety enforcement and increased driver attention.
American Traffic Solutions is the leading road safety camera provider in North America and the company wants drivers to see this year’s compilation of the worst red-light running crash videos.
“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 independent research conducted in 2016, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety determined red-light cameras in 79 large U.S. cities saved nearly 1,296 lives. Conversely, the study found the rate of red-light running fatalities rose 30 percent in cities that had turned off their cameras. However, red-light running fatalities decreased 21 percent in cities that turned on red-light safety cameras.