Drivers Admit to Frequently Running Red Taffic Lights

In a recent survey by Direct Line Insurance, drivers have revealed that they frequently ‘run’ red traffic lights.

Research suggests that motorists drive through approximately 12 million red lights every month which averages out to 278 per minute!

The Director of Motor Underwriting at Direct Line, Andy Goldby said "Motorists who play Russian roulette at the traffic lights are putting their own and other road-users lives at risk. Motorists involved in an accident if they pass through a red light will automatically be deemed at fault for a collision. They could also face higher car insurance premiums at renewal if they have points on their licence."

The punishment for driving through a red light is three penalty points and a fine.

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