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National Stop on Red Week Can Reduce Denver Accidents

A 23-year-old woman was speeding on East Colfax Avenue and ran a red light. She had five people in her car and she hit another vehicle with two occupants. According to News 9 Denver, all seven people had to be treated at the hospital.

Running a red light is a serious traffic offense and, as this accident shows, it can have serious consequences. Unfortunately, drivers run red lights millions of times per year. National Stop on Red Week was organized to try to draw attention to the risks and encourage drivers to obey traffic rules.

If you or a loved one is the victim of a collision caused by a driver who failed to stop on red, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer for help pursuing a damage claim.

National Stop on Red Week

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) organized National Stop on Red Week, which took place from August 3 through August 9, 2014. NCSR also published a troubling report on the prevalence of drivers running red lights. The research came from 20 different states and revealed that:

The NCSR’s page on National Stop on Red Week also indicated that there were 8,700 fatalities at intersection-related collisions over the course of a single year. The Federal Highway Administration has more details on who is losing their lives in red light crashes:

National Stop on Red Week can involve many different activities designed to educate the public about the dangers of running a red light. The Federal Highway Administration suggests:

Finally, the NCSR has a pledge for drivers to sign where motorists can promise to always stop on red every time, in order to save lives.

Contact Bell & Pollock at (877) 744-5900 to schedule a consultation with a Denver personal injury lawyer.