New crash test video shows consequences of running a red light

By: Julia Braham CHICAGO (July 26, 2018) – As motor vehicle accident fatalities continue to climb across the United States, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a video demonstrating the consequences of crashes caused by running a red light. According to a 2016 study from the IIHS, fatalities caused by red light runners are up 17 percent since 2012. More than half of the fatalities are pedestrians, cyclists, or passengers of the vehicles struck by the red light runners. Click here to watch the dangers of failing to obey red light signals. More than 500 communities in the U.S. have some type of red light or speed cameras to keep roads safe, but many areas are trying to get them removed. More people are now seeing the red light and speed cameras as ways to make money rather than a safety tool. A growing opinion is that these cameras are unconstitutional since they do not provide the right to due process. The IIHS has found in an earlier study that accidents…

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