Maryland No. 3 in holiday red light runners

ANNAPOLIS, Md - A new report has been released that shows that Maryland is No. 3 when it comes to drivers running red lights during the holidays.

According to the National Coalition for Safer Roads , the 4th of July came in a close second behind Memorial Day as the worst holiday for road safety.

The report says that more than 25,000 red-light running violations happened during the 4th of July travel period in 2011.

Although 4th of July ranked second highest overall, it is the top-ranked holiday travel period for red-light running in California, Florida, Maryland and Texas.

California - 42.6% more red-light violations occur during the 4th of July travel period than the lowest ranked holiday travel period in the state (Super Bowl)

Florida - 39% more red-light violations occur during the 4th of July travel period than the lowest ranked holiday travel period in the state (Christmas)

Maryland - 38% more red-light violations occur during the 4th of July travel period than the lowest ranked holiday travel period in the state (Super Bowl)

Texas - 37.8% more red-light violations occur during the 4th of July travel period than the lowest ranked holiday travel period in the state (Super Bowl).

( The National Coalition for Safer Roads contributed to much of this report.)

Print this article Back to Top

Comments