Aug 29, 2019

The number of people killed in crashes caused by drivers running red lights reached a 10-year high in 2017, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

 

The study found 939 people died in 2017 as a result of someone ignoring a red light, up 31% from a low of 715 in 2009.

Red light crash fatalities rose for the fifth consecutive year in 2017, and the AAA said it’s hard to pinpoint why.