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Deaths from Drivers Running Red Lights Increase 150 Percent in Wisconsin

AAA Wisconsin is trying to raise awareness about traffic safety as fatalities skyrocket in Wisconsin, outpacing a problem mirrored nationally.
September 13, 2019, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A new report is calling attention to a significant increase in the number of deaths related to drivers running red lights," reports Mary Kate McCoy.

"The report, released at the end of August, from AAA Wisconsin says that it marks a 10-year high in the state."

According to the report, the increase of red-light-related fatalities in Wisconsin rose faster than any other state in the nation.

In 2017, 939 people were killed in the United States in red light running crashes, a 22 percent increase of the average from 2008-2016.

In Wisconsin, there were 22 fatalities in 2017, a 150 percent increase over the 2008-2016 average.

Nick Jarmusz, director of public affairs for AAA-Wisconsin, is quoted in the article suggesting three practices for drivers to implement for improved safety on the roads and while approaching red lights.

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Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Wisconsin Public Radio
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