Stop On Red Week
Now local law enforcement officers are taking action to bring those numbers down.
This week is "Stop On Red Week." It's a campaign geared towards reminding drivers the dangers of running red lights. Sheriff deputies say they're seeing an increase in accidents, so until August 11, drivers in Alachua County will see an increase in traffic patrol.
This week they'll be taking driving pamphlets to high schools informing new drivers on safety. Seasoned drivers will see more cops on the road. Running a red light is considered a moving violation. If you're caught running one, you will get four points added to your driver license and could pay up to a $500 fine.
By Gavin Johnson, WCJB TV20 News
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