There is an epidemic on American roads because more people are being killed as a result of drivers running red lights. In 2017 alone, at least 939 people were killed because of a driver who blew through a red light, according to a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study. That figure has been increasing since 2012. What this means is that at least two people are killed every day at the hands of drivers running red lights.
According to a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAA), 939 people lost their lives in 2017 from drivers speeding through red lights. That number has continuously increased since 2009. The study also revealed that many Americans admittedly disregard red lights and nearly one in three confessed to running a red light within the thirty day period preceding their interview. The fatalities included drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
Two drivers were making protected left turns in opposite directions when a the driver of a tan GMC envoy ran a red light and caused a three-vehicle crash. The multi-car collision took place at the intersection of Edgebrook and Texas 3 (Old Galveston Road).
A two-and-a-half-mile police chase that reached speeds in excess of 90 mph ended when the driver the police were pursuing crashed into another vehicle, fatally injuring one Texas teen and seriously injuring another. Both cars burst into flames after the collision; the 16-year-old had died at the scene and the 17-year-old had serious injuries and burns.
An 18-year-old soccer player died last week after the car he was traveling in ran a red light and hit another car.