Running Redlights Causes Many Accidents

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The Fatalities Analysis Reporting System (FARS) reports that there are more than 1.8 million auto accidents at intersections every year. Over 900 people were killed and another 168,000 people were injured as a result of drivers running red lights in 2004. There were 622 automobile accidents caused by running redlights in Orange County, Florida alone. There were 108 auto accidents in Seminole County caused by drivers running redlights. Another 72 occurred in Osceola County.

A recent study of the five busiest intersections in Orange County showed that more than 11,000 drivers ran redlights in a SINGLE DAY!!! All of us can help improve road safety in Central Florida. First, buckle up. Wear your seatbelt. Second, don’t talk on the phone or text while driving. Pay attention and practice situational awareness to avoid accidents. Finally, just obey traffic laws. Visit MetroPlanOrlando for more information.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, call CGWC for a free consultation.