AAA Study: Arizona Had Highest Rate Of Red-Light-Crash Fatalities Per Capita

Published: Monday, September 2, 2019 - 9:30am
Updated: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 8:03am

A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that, nationally, the number of people killed in red-light crashes is on the rise.  

Per capita, Arizona had the highest rate of red-light-running fatalities, according to Aldo Vazquez, of AAA Arizona.

"Thirty-nine people were killed in 2017," said Vazquez. "And in a 10-year time frame, from 2008 to 2017, 352 people have lost their lives."

Vazquez said of those 352 people, 119 were the red-light-running driver, 49 were the passengers of the red-light-running driver and 22 were either pedestrians or cyclists.

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