“Stop on Red Week” is an annual initiative that highlights the importance of adhering to traffic signals to prevent accidents.
A report from the National Coalition for Safer Roads documented an estimated 11,296 fatalities linked to red-light running in the United States between 2008 and 2021. Distracted driving, speeding, impairment, and aggressive driving are a few of the leading causes of red light-related accidents. These behaviors can impair a driver’s judgment and reaction time, thus increasing the likelihood of running a red light.
Drivers who run red lights and cause accidents can face legal consequences, including fines and even criminal charges if the accident resulted in serious injuries or fatalities. Additionally, individuals who are injured due to someone else’s red light violation might be eligible to pursue legal action to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
“Stop on Red Week” is a reminder that responsible driving isn’t just a personal choice—it’s a collective responsibility that affects everyone on the road. Our team at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys possesses a deep understanding of the devastating consequences of traffic violations like red-light running. We encourage you to join us in championing road safety this week and every week by educating your friends and families on the importance of practicing safe driving.