Red-light running is a serious intersection safety issue across the nation. It's a lot more serious than most drivers might ever imagine. You or your loved ones are more likely to be injured due to a red-light running related crash than any other type of accident. As a matter of fact, red-light running is the number one cause of urban accidents, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
More than 8,700 people who were killed in one year by intersection or intersection-related traffic accidents, according to the most recent statistics available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Our Daytona Beach car accident lawyers understand that drivers are more likely to speed through red lights in the afternoon, with more than 30 percent of all red-light running violations happening from 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. But that doesn't mean that red-light runners aren't always out there lurking on our roadways. Travelers should also be cautious on Fridays. Friday proved to be the worst day for intersection safety, while Sunday typically sees the fewest violations.