LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The number of people killed by drivers running red lights has hit a 10-year high, according to a new report from AAA.
The latest figures show that 939 people were killed in 2017 by vehicles that had run through a red light. That is the highest death toll from such crashes since 2008.READ MORE: Karen Bass Officially Kicks Off Her Run For Mayor Of Los Angeles At Saturday Event
According to AAA, two people are killed every day in the U.S. by drivers who don’t stop for signals.READ MORE: Police Investigating Shooting In South Los AngelesStrike Averted: IATSE And AMPTP Have 'Basic Contract' Agreement, Per Officials With The Theatrical Stage Employees Union
Even though 85 percent of drivers think running red lights is dangerous, nearly one in three drivers say they have run a red light within the past month, even though they knew they could have safely stopped, according to AAA.