Evolution Safety Resources is taking a stand against red-light running and promoting safe driving habits during National Stop on Red Week, August 7-13, 2022. Created by the Federal Highway Administration, National Stop on Red Week aims to educate drivers about the dangers of red-light running and to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that motorists in urban areas are more likely to be injured in crashes involving red-light running than in any other type of crash. In 2020, 846 people were killed, and an estimated 139,000 were injured in crashes that involved red-light running. About half of those killed in red-light crashes are pedestrians, cyclists, and people other than the violator. The U.S. Department of Transportation found that one in three Americans know someone who has been injured or killed in a red-light running crash.
ESR is joining forces with the National Coalition for Safer Roads to help prevent these needless deaths. National Stop on Red Week reminds drivers to always stop on red. By using innovative technologies such as red-light safety cameras at dangerous intersections across the country, we can put an end to deadly red-light running.
“Red-light cameras save lives. They are designed to change bad driving behavior and help reduce the collisions caused by red-light runners,” said Melissa Wandall, NCSR President. “We need every safety tool and everyone to work together in order to cut down the insatiable heartache on our roadways.” ESR is encouraging motorists to spread the message during National Stop on Red Week. By promoting #StopOnRed2022, drivers promise to follow the rules of the road and always stop on red.
Evolution Safety Resources (ESR) is a nationwide workplace safety consulting firm. From our headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, we help our clients surpass compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) while keeping employees safe on the job. We are passionate about our mission of protecting workers from injury, creating world-class safety programs, and implementing real and lasting change for our customers.