Red Light Accidents UT
Utah is a beautiful place to live and travel. Unfortunately, traveling along the roads and highways of Utah has become increasingly more dangerous. As more and more motorists enter the roadways of the state, the likelihood of an auto accident becomes more probable due to road congestion, especially along the most popular streets and intersections. A Utah red light crash happens to be one of the most commonly seen types of motor vehicle collision.
Approximately 2 million red light accidents occur throughout the United States annually, most often due to some form of negligent or careless driving habits. A Utah red light crash is entirely preventable, as those who pay proper attention to the road will be alert and aware in order to stop at an intersection with a red light. Traffic lights play an essential role in keeping the flow of traffic moving properly throughout Utah, as well as ensuring that safety is kept top-of-mind in all Utah motorists. Sadly, distracted driving has continued to be an issue causing thousands of crashes each year.
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Causes of a Red Light Crash
The majority of motorists understand that running a red light is incredibly hazardous for every vehicle on the road. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a survey which determined that 97 percent of all motorists in the United States believe that red-light runners are considered to be a significant threat to the safety of the roadways. In the same study it was found that one in three people personally know someone who has suffered injury or been killed in a red light crash.
Unfortunately, far too many drivers ignore traffic lights in their haste to get from one place to another. The following are the most common causes of a Utah red light crash:
- Texting and driving
- Driver attempts to make the light by speeding through a red light
- Tailgating motorists who are unable to see the light ahead
- Frustrated drivers
- Distracted motorists who do not recognize the light change
Through decades of research, there have been many studies conducted that have been able to pinpoint the most frequent red light violators. The following factors contribute to the likelihood of a Utah driver to illegally run a red light:
- Motorist with less education
- Young drivers
- Has received a ticket in the past for running a red light
- Driving a vehicle alone, with no passengers
- Those in a rush to get to work or school, violations in the morning hours
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a Utah red light accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses in which you have endured. Our Utah auto accident lawyers are here to fight for your rights and will work diligently to reach a settlement that you and your family deserve.
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Red Lights in Utah
Those who are caught speeding through a red light in Utah will be ticketed. The penalty for running a red light is 50 points on the drivers record. While Utah is currently one of the states in the country who does not use a red light camera system, those who violate this serious law may be fined up to $1,000 for driving through a red light. Those who continue to receive points on their driving record may be subject to silence suspension or even license revocation.
Contact a Skilled Auto Accident Attorney Today
The Utah auto accident lawyers at Phillips Law Group are prepared to fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve. When the negligence of another driver causes injury or harm to you, the at-fault party in the car crash must be held accountable for their careless actions. With a track record of collecting over $100 million for our clients, we have the skills, knowledge, and experience to get you the money that you need and deserve!
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