We’ve all found ourselves saying ‘I ran a red light’ at least once
in our lives. Mistakes do happen, but we need to learn from them
and be more attentive on the road. It should be our goal to never
again utter the words ‘I ran a red light.’ Learn from your
mistake, because that mistake could be a costly one!
It is estimated that 1 driver runs a red light every 20 minutes in
Virginia, and Virginia red light accidents are the most likely
accidents to cause serious injury. An estimated 7,258 crashes
occurred at intersections where a driver ran a red light in 2006 which
caused at least 25 fatalities and over 3,000 injuries.
Virginia red light violations more than tripled once Virginia suspended
the ‘red light camera’ program at intersections across the State.
The study proved that cameras were a deterrent to red light running;
however, the number of accidents increased when the cameras were in
place. Virginia continues to search for new ways to deter red
light running and decrease the amount of red light tickets issued every