New data shows change in number of motorists at red lights, according to AAA


A new report from American Automobile Association have found that red light driving and other dangerous driving behaviors have declined in recent years.

On Thursday, October 28, the association reported on the results of the AAA Foundation’s annual road safety culture index, comparing the years 2018 to 2020.

Each year, drivers were asked to report whether they had engaged in specific unsafe behaviors in the past 30 days.

In addition to the 18.5% decrease in red light traffic from 2018 to 2020, the AAA also found that the number of drivers who reported driving when they had enough alcohol to believe that they exceeded the legal limit decreased by almost 46. percent.

Other behaviors that decreased significantly included driving under severe fatigue, which decreased by almost 36%, and driving within an hour of using cannabis, which decreased by 33.3%.

“Based on the self-reported driving behaviors from our annual Road Safety Culture Survey, it is encouraging to see more drivers recognizing the danger of certain driving activities,” said Dr. David Yang, Executive Director of the AAA Foundation for Road Safety. . “However, the ultimate goal is to see the majority of drivers adopt safe driving habits and practice them.”

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