A traffic light is one of the most obvious and easy to follow signs, but have you ever wondered what the consequences of not giving it your full attention can be? Following the instructions given by the traffic light to the letter could save your life. In this week’s blog, we will provide you with different information, and we will argue why it is essential to do it this way.
Approximately 900 people die each year for not paying attention when the traffic light turns red, and about 200,000 people suffer from some injury. The consequences of doing this vary greatly; it can be something as small (and we say small because it is material) as receiving a fine or something terrible, like death.
In this article, we want to give you reasons to be extra cautious and stay safe while outside. We will start with the most basic consequences and their implications. When you get a ticket for running a red light, the most significant impact you can have is financial. This not only includes the fine itself, but it could also affect the amount you pay for your insurance since the more fines you have on your record, the more expensive your insurance will be.
On the other hand, you can face much more difficult situations. Starting with a small crash, a crash in which you could lose your car or even hurt a pedestrian. These types of accidents are always going to require additional help and will generally end up leading you down a legal path. Despite the normalization of carrying out these actions, this type of behavior must change to keep most of the population safe.
55.8% of the United States population admit that they have committed an infraction by not paying attention to the traffic light and comment that it is an action that others see as normal. When you see that the traffic light turns red, you must make a complete stop and avoid any accident that not doing so can cause.
If you had an accident like the ones we mentioned in the previous article, get in touch with us, and we will do everything possible to help you and win your case.