It's National Stop On Red Week; Madison officers conducting enforcement

Posted Monday, August 5, 2013 --- 9:30 a.m.

The Madison Police Department want to remind motorists that August 4 - August 10, 2013 is National Stop on Red Week.

Law enforcement officials use the week to educate Americans about the dangers of red-light running.

As part of the week's activities, Madison officers want to remind drivers about the dangers running a red light:

-An estimated 165,000 people are injured annually by red-light runners.

-The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that half of the people killed in red-light running crashes are not the signal violators.

-Ninety-seven percent of drivers feel that other drivers running red-lights are a major safety threat.

-One in three people claim they personally know someone injured or killed in a red-light running crash.

Madison officers say they will be conducting Red Signal Violation enforcement throughout the week and the rest of 2013.

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