Daily Archives: August 9, 2008

Arizona among worst in red-light violations

[Source: Mike Sakal, East Valley Tribune] — Local and national organizations are pushing to help put an end to a problem that can have catastrophic consequences.  When the National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running concludes today, Arizona will still rank either No. 1 or close to the top in the problem, according to Frank Hinds, executive director for the Arizona Red Means Stop Coalition

Although there have not been any recent state-by-state studies ranking cities on red-light running, Arizona ranked No. 1 in the problem when the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety conducted the last such study in 2001, according to Hinds.  The study revealed Phoenix, Mesa, and Tucson were the top three cities in the state, pushing up the statewide average to 7.1 fatalities per 100,000 residents.  That’s nearly twice Nevada’s rate, the No. 2 state, with 3.9 fatalities per 100,000 residents, Hinds said.  [Note: To read the full article, click here.]