NATIONAL STOP ON RED WEEK - August 2-8, 2015
Shocking traffic accident caused by a red-light runner in New Jersey

National Stop on Red Week is observed annually in the first week of August. It was started in 2001 to promote safe driving practices and to reinforce to drivers the absolute necessity of always stopping on red traffic lights, by the National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running.

Red-light running is a serious safety issue that caused 683 deaths and 133,000 injuries in 20131.

The reason cited most often for not stopping: "being in a hurry".

Saving a few minutes per trip is simply not worth endangering innocent lives. Unfortunately, it's not just the perpetrators who pay the price. 2 out of every 3 deaths1 are inflicted on pedestrians and occupants in other vehicles who are hit by STOP sign and red light runners.

Please consider taking the Safety Pledge to Nikhil, that among other things asks drivers to give themselves an additional five minutes to get to their destination.

We also encourage you to visit The National Council of Safer Roads that has a lot of interesting facts and personal stories of the families affected by red light running.

1National data for year 2013, Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety