Two people per day die from driving through a red light

Two people per day die from driving through a red light

September 7, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

A study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) shows that the number of deaths due to driving through the red light reached a ten-year high in the United States.

For example, in 2017 (today it is the most relevant statistics), deaths from driving through the red light in the United States increased by 28% compared to five years earlier: 939 people died. Moreover, the AAA study showed that although 85% of drivers knew that this was a rather risky maneuver, every third respondent admitted that he had ignored a traffic light at least once in the last 30 days. In 2017, 37,000 people died on US roads.

According to statistics, passing traffic lights to the red light kill not only themselves. Almost half of those killed in such traffic accidents were either passengers in the car of the intruder, or were generally in other cars, which at the time of the collision moved to the green light. Only about 35% of those killed as a result of driving a traffic signal were driving, the rest were pedestrians or cyclists.