Traffic Safety Coalition Releases National Stop On Red Week Video Featuring Footage of Red Light Running Crashes
CHICAGO – The Traffic Safety Coalition, a national not-for-profit organization committed to making our roads safer for drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians through the use of red light cameras and other traffic safety technology, is releasing a video entitled “It’s the Law” that highlights the need for all drivers to always obey the law and stop on red.
The dramatic 40-second video opens with the question, “Why should you stop on red?” It is followed by jarring footage of real red light running crashes, including several instances where pedestrians and other vehicles are impacted by red light runners. Viewers are reminded 700 people are killed in red light running crashes each year and that red light running is illegal. The powerful video ends with the statement, “Stop on Red, It’s the Law. You shouldn’t need another reason.”
The release of the “It’s the Law” video coincides with National Stop on Red Week, an initiative of the Federal Highway Administration that runs from August 5-11, 2012, and the TSC’s launching of four new state chapters in Florida, Iowa, Oregon and Washington. This video is one of many produced by the TSC to promote traffic safety. All of the TSC’s videos can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/
About the Traffic Safety Coalition:
The Traffic Safety Coalition is a national not-for-profit grassroots organization comprised of concerned citizens, traffic safety experts, law enforcement, public officials, victim's advocates, health care professionals, and industry leaders who are committed to working together to make our roads safer for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. We work with our partners throughout the country to promote technology and education that save lives and keep our roads safe.
The Traffic Safety Coalition received the 2011 Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award from the Governors Highway Safety Association for outstanding achievements in highway safety.
For more information about traffic safety issues, visit www.trafficsafetycoalition.com or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/