Study: More people killed by drivers running red lights


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – An alarming new study shows more people are getting killed by drivers running red lights.

The staggering numbers are at a ten-year high.

The American Automobile Association says there were 939 red light deaths in 2017, which caps five straight years of increases.

And more than half of the people killed were not even in the car that ran the red light.

One in three Americans admitted to running a red light in the 30 days before the survey was conducted.

AAA suggests more cars on the road and drivers distracted by smart phones could both be factors.

The group also supports red light cameras and round-abouts to decrease the death rate.

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(This story was originally published on August 29, 2019)

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