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.