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Stop on Red Campaign to End Needless Traffic Deaths in OregonSalem-News.com
Running a red light is extremely dangerous
(SALEM, Ore.) - How many times have you run a red light... or seen someone do it? If you’re still alive, you’re lucky.
Red light running is a significant cause of serious injury crashes in Oregon. Because it often results in T-bone crashes, red light running can cause debilitating brain injury and death. It is essential that every driver in Oregon heed the warning to Stop on Red.
Now through Aug. 8 is National Stop On Red week, and safety advocates hope Oregon drivers will learn and obey the law.
“When you run a red light, you are usually moving through the intersection at a higher-than-average rate of speed,” said Kelly Kapri, Safe and Courteous Driving Program manager.
“You need to stop on red, as it can be a matter of life or death.”
What does steady yellow mean? A steady yellow signal warns you that the signal is about to turn red. Stop before entering the intersection. If you cannot stop safely, drive carefully through it.
What does steady red mean? A steady red signal means stop and remain stopped until the signal changes. You are allowed to make the following turns on red after coming to a complete stop unless a sign or police officer states otherwise.
Here are a few steps you can take to be prepared to stop safely at the next red light:
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