As schools, families, students, and local law enforcement prepare for schools to reopen, National Stop on Red Week, August 6-12, serves as an important reminder of the dangers we face on our roads and the responsibility we all hold to Stop on Red.

Between 2008 and 2021, an estimated 11,296 people were killed in crashes related to red-light running.

Using the theme “Zero in on Red”, the week-long event highlights the importance of road safety education, traffic safety legislation and enforcement technology.

“National Stop on Red Week is an important campaign that aims to raise awareness and mobilize efforts to eliminate all fatalities and severe injuries due to red-light running,” Jon Baldwin, executive vice president of government solutions at Verra Mobility said. “We are proud to collaborate with cities and communities across the nation to support their endeavors in fostering a responsible and safe driving culture. Together, we strive to transform attitudes towards road safety and make our streets a safer place for everyone.”

2022 Trends in Red-Light Running

  • More drivers ran red lights in July than in any other month.
  • Nearly 1.3 million red-light running violations occurred during the hours of 1-5 pm.
  • Independence Day Weekend was the highest-ranked holiday travel period for red-light running.
  • Nearly 4.4 million drivers ran red lights in 2022.

For the people who experience crashes and for the loved ones of those who are killed and injured from red-light running, the safety issue behind these numbers is very real.

Safety is the responsibility of everyone — not just during Stop on Red Week, but every day and every time someone takes to the road. Together, we can protect our communities, families, and children by always stopping on red.


Beyond National Stop on Red Week, driving safety, specifically when students and families are heading to and from school, is a year-round effort that can save lives every day. We ask you to stay informed on ways to improve and advocate for road safety.

Fill out the form to Take the Pledge and stay connected.

After you’ve taken the pledge, help us spread the word on social by using the hashtag #ZeroInOnRed.

Source: Verra Mobility 2022 Active Program Red-Light Enforcement Data