The Main Danger of Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Weekend

 

A new study put out Wednesday by the National Coalition for Safer roads is warning us that THIS weekend could be more dangerous than any other holiday

The report found that more than 2.3 million drivers in 18 states ran a red light last year, and the number of runners missing the red light was more than 27% higher on Memorial Day weekend than on an average non-holiday weekend.

 

WHY?

  1.  People are eager to get to their holiday destination
  2. Heavy traffic congestion
  3. Racing the yellow light                                                                                                       

 

 

The study gathered data from 142 areas in 18 states showed there are it 1.2 red-light violations occurring every second.

The report also found that more red-light violations occurred on Friday between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; 30.7% of the violations occurred in the afternoon.