In 2011, 714 people were killed and an estimated 118,000 injured trying to beat a traffic signal. As of October 2013, 518 communities had installed red-light cameras to cure drivers of the potentially deadly impulse; and recent FHWA research indicates the investment is partially effective. Overall, angle crashes fell 25% in seven cities but rear-end collisions increased 15%. Other findings:

Motorcyclists represented 11% of deaths caused by someone running a red light; teenagers, 10%

22% of red-light runners in fatal crashes were driving without a license; 25% had a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher