Smart and safe transportation mobility provider Verra Mobility has released its annual string of shocking footage of red-light running collisions and near-misses captured by its red-light safety cameras in communities across the country. This video compilation serves as an eye-opening warning about the dangers of reckless driving and red-light running.
The video, available here: https://youtu.be/4SkN4lx_FSM includes footage from red-light safety camera programs in: Florida, Arizona, Maryland, Alabama, New York, North Carolina, Colorado and Tennessee.
“Red-light running crashes are violent and avoidable. These videos should serve as a wakeup call to drivers across the country. Our hope is that by raising awareness we can help prevent further crashes, injuries and fatalities caused by red-light running,” said Verra Mobility Executive Vice President Liz Caracciolo. “Every time a driver runs a red light, they not only put their own life, but the lives of others, in jeopardy.”
Red-light safety cameras have a measurable impact on traffic safety. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), “Red light cameras are an effective way to discourage red light running. Enforcement is the best way to get people to comply with any law, but it’s impossible for police to be at every intersection. Cameras can fill the void. An Institute study comparing large cities with red light cameras to those without found the devices reduced the fatal red light running crash rate by 21 percent and the rate of all types of fatal crashes at signalized intersections by 14 percent.”
“We urge all drivers to stop on red,” added Caracciolo.