Did You Know It’s Stop on Red Week?
Music fans know to Stop! In the name of love but do you know to Stop on Red? This year Stop on Red Week is August 1 through August 7. Stop on Red Week is a time to focus on intersection safety and awareness. Read on as we provide information on red light running accidents, red light cameras, and Stop on Red Week tips.
We hope the below Stop on Red Week tips help you stay safe on the road. If you are injured in an intersection-related accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.
Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you win your car accident case. Insurance companies are not motivated to pay you significant compensation. You need an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer to fight for your rights. Our personal injury lawyers offer decades of experience. We have the knowledge and expertise you need to receive the compensation you deserve for your car accident injuries. Don’t wait. Now is the time to have our Las Vegas car accident lawyers fight for you. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to schedule a free consultation.
Red Light Running by the Numbers
Red lights are frustrating. Especially if you are running late. Are you someone who hurries through a light even though you know it is going to change to red? It is time to Stop! Running red lights is dangerous and can be deadly. How dangerous? Consider the numbers below:
- Between 2008 and 2019, an estimated 9,227 people were killed in crashes related to red light running.
- In 2019, 846 people were killed in crashes that involved red light running. Over half of those killed were pedestrians, bicyclists, and people in other vehicles who were hit by the red light runners.
- In 2019, an estimated 143,000 people were injured in red light running crashes.
In 2020, even with fewer drivers on the road, red light running still occurred. According to data from 110 red light camera programs:
- Drivers ran more red lights in August than any other month.
- Throughout the 52 Fridays in 2020, more than 445,000 drivers ran red lights. This means Friday was the deadliest day for road users at signaled intersections.
- More than 875,000 red light running violations occurred during the hours of 1-5 .pm.
- Labor Day Weekend was the highest-ranked holiday travel period for red light running.
- More than 2.8 million drivers ran red lights in 2020.
Nevadans are not immune to the dangers of red light running. In Nevada, in just five years:
- At least 495 people lost their lives in intersection-related crashes.
- More than 2,000 people were injured in intersection-related crashes.
If you are injured in an intersection-related crash in Las Vegas, you need an experienced car accident lawyer. An experienced car accident lawyer will understand the complexities of an intersection-related crash. Anthem Injury Lawyers offers this experience, so you have a better opportunity to obtain the compensation you deserve as a car accident victim. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Top 10 Most Dangerous States for Red Light Running
If you are traveling this summer, you may be wondering which states are the most dangerous for red light running. The National Coalition for Safer Roads has an interactive red light running fatality map. Per its map, in 2019, the top 10 most dangerous states for red light running were the following:
- New York
We hope this information helps you think twice before you run a red light. If another driver runs a red light and injures you in a Las Vegas-area car accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. If well-meaning people tell you that you don’t need a Las Vegas car accident lawyer, consider this: now is not the time to go it alone as a car accident victim. You need Las Vegas car accident lawyers with a proven track record of winning top compensation for their clients. The experienced legal team at Anthem Injury Lawyers of Las Vegas can help you protect your rights. We can also help you get the personal injury settlement that you deserve. We understand that you may be nervous upon meeting your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer for the first time. Our lawyers are friendly and knowledgeable and will put you at ease as you describe the details of your accident case. Discover how our Las Vegas car accident lawyers provide you with the best opportunity to win your case. Don’t delay: Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Red Light Camera Communities
How are communities combating the dangers of red light running? In addition to traffic laws and outreach, some communities utilize red light cameras. Red light cameras are a form of automated enforcement. An automated enforcement system uses an electronic camera to enforce traffic laws by doing the following:
- Assisting with detection of infractions
- Providing photo/video documentation of the vehicle or driver violating the traffic law
At least 340 communities across the nation operate red light camera programs. There are no red light camera communities in Nevada. This is because Nevada law currently prohibits the use of red light cameras. How can Nevadans combat the dangers of red light running without cameras? Read on as we discuss tips to avoid the dangers of running a red light.
Stop on Red Week Tips
We all know that running a red light is dangerous. But do you know what you can do to help avoid the dangers of running a red light? Save a life by following the below Stop on Red Week tips:
- Follow the law. For more information, see our article on Nevada red light laws.
- Slow down. Speeding is dangerous and contributes to red light running.
- Look out for others. Look right before turning on green and look both ways before entering an intersection.
- Stop on red. Make a complete stop at all traffic signals.
EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
Stop on Red Week is a great time to focus on intersection safety. We hope the above safety tips help you stay safe on the road. The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers understands that a car accident can injure the most cautious individual. If another driver has injured you, it’s important that you seek experienced legal representation. Our personal injury lawyers serve the Las Vegas area with the knowledge and expertise to help you gain maximum compensation for your injuries. Time is of the essence. Get in touch with our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers today, so we can begin pursuing significant compensation for you. If you cannot visit our Las Vegas area office, we can come to you to discuss your personal injury case.
We have over 25 years of experience specializing in personal injury claims. That is the level of experience you need to win your car accident case. Don’t wait. Now is the best time to schedule your appointment with us to discuss the details about your Las Vegas area car accident. There is no obligation. We only get paid if we win your car accident case. Have our personal injury lawyers examine the facts and learn about your case. See why our Las Vegas lawyers give you the best opportunity to win significant compensation. We have won top compensation for our Las Vegas (and surrounding area) clients in cases similar to yours. Call Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.