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Are More Drivers Running Red Lights? And Why? (Slideshow)

We live in a fast-paced world where many drivers rush from activity to activity. Work. School. Social Events. We are always in a hurry.

As our Alabama communities grow, local roads become more crowded. Traffic and stop lights increase. Accident statistics show that more drivers are running red lights. The choice to run a red light puts everyone on the road at risk of a serious crash. I’ve written about red light accidents and intersection safety on many prior occasions. In some of my past articles, I tried to provide research from traffic studies. My posts discuss accident data as well as proposals to make our Alabama roads safer.

I recently created this short slideshow discussing several reasons why red light running may be increasing. For a deeper dive into the research, look at some of my past posts. Here is my quick slideshow for a ready reference —



From its office in Huntsville, the Blackwell Law Firm helps seriously injured people across Alabama. Many of our cases involve car and commercial truck crashes. We take highway safety seriously. Outside the courtroom, we frequently write and advocate on issues related to vehicle, traffic and roadway safety.