Red Light Running Facts

A crash caused by a driver who runs a red light is more likely to result in serious injury or death.

  • Deaths caused by red-light running are increasing at more than three times the rate of increase for all other fatal crashes.
  • More people are injured in crashes involving red-light running than in any other crash type.
  • Reduction in red-light running through a comprehensive red light camera program will promote and protect the public health, safety, and welfare of Humble citizens.

Most people run red lights because they are in a hurry, when in fact they only save seconds.

  • Almost all drivers (96%) fear being struck by a red-light runner.
  • A majority of Americans (56%) admit to running red lights.
  • Red-light runners can be any one of us who drives.
  • One in three Americans knows someone who has been injured or killed in a red-light running crash.
  • Red-light running is often a result of aggressive driving and is completely preventable.

Sources: “Stop Red Light Running,” Federal Highway Administration Safety Website: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/index.htm.

R. A. Retting and A.F. Williams, “Characteristics of Red Light Violators: Results of a Field Investigation,” Journal of Safety Research (1996): 27.1, 9-15