Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New video highlights dangerous risks of rolling stops on right turns

AASHTO Journal, April 29, 2011

The danger from motor vehicles rolling through red lights while making right turns is featured in a new video released recently by the Traffic Safety Coalition. The video, "Stop On Red -- It's the Law," uses actual red-light-running crash footage and close calls with pedestrians to remind drivers why a complete stop on red is always necessary before turning. In the video, the coalition advocates for more cities to install what it dubs "safety cameras" -- devices that photograph red-light runners so vehicle owners can be fined. The coalition is a non-profit organization comprised of citizens, traffic safety experts, law enforcement, public officials, victim's advocates, healthcare professionals, and industry leaders who are committed to working together to make American roads safer for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Click here to read the full article.

Click here to watch the video.

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