South Jordan embraces Red Light Enforcement Week

Posted at 9:43 AM, Aug 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-05 11:43:05-04

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah -- Police in South Jordan are focusing on red light violations during the first week of August.

It's called Red Light Enforcement Week. The week is part of the National Campaign to Stop Red Light running. Organizers of the campaign said the purpose is to bring attention to the issues related to running red lights, and to reduce the number of crashes, injuries, deaths and violations committed by drivers.

Through August 10, South Jordan police officers will be at various intersections to enforce red light laws.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, more than 8,700 people were killed in one year by intersection-related traffic accidents. Also, according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, red light running is the leading cause of urban crashes.

For more information on the National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running, click here.