Data and Statistics
This page provides data and statistics related to red-light running and countermeasures, including red-light running cameras/automated enforcement.
Red-Light Running (General)
Red-Light Running Fatalities (2000-2009) [HTML, PPT 65 KB, PPT 341 KB]
FHWA Intersection Safety Briefing Sheets
These briefing sheets concern various intersection safety-related topics. Their purpose is to enhance communications with the media, decision-makers, the general public and others about intersection safety. The primary audiences are decision makers and officials who are called upon to comment or make decisions on intersection issues. The following briefs relate specifically to red-light running:
Engineering Countermeasures to Reduce Red-Light Running (RLR): Issue Brief 6, FHWA, November 2009. [PDF 785 KB]
Using Automated Enforcement to Reduce Red-Light Running: Issue Brief 7, FHWA, November 2009. [PDF 1.89 MB]
Toolbox of Countermeasures and Their Potential Effectiveness to Make Intersections Safer: Issue Brief 8, FHWA, November 2009. [PDF 633 KB]
Traffic Safety Facts 2008: A Compilation of Motor Vehicle Data from Fatality Analysis Reporting System and the General Estimates System, NHTSA, DOT HS 811 170, 2008 [PDF, 3.86 MB]
In this annual report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) presents descriptive statistics about traffic crashes of all severities, from those that result in property damage to those that result in the loss of human life.
Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This website hosts nationwide fatal crash data information for the United States going back to 1975. Users can view reports, run queries, and request additional data for selected available years for a variety applications.
Crash Rates at Intersections, Kentucky Transportation Center in Cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Federal Highway Administration, Research Report KTC 03-21-SPR 258-03-21, August 2003. [PDF 222 KB]
This report analyzes crashes at intersections in order to identify the intersections with the highest crash rates. It provides an example for the procedure necessary to perform similar calculations elsewhere.
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