Mayor Craig A. Moe, Chief Richard McLaughlin and the Laurel Police Department would like to take this opportunity to let the community know that National Stop On Red Week is August 5 – 11, 2012. One of the primary goals of the Laurel Police Department is education and awareness for Public Safety.
Did you know that red light running is the leading cause of urban crashes according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). There were 667 people killed and more than 100,000 injured in crashes that involved red light running in 2010, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
During the week of August 5 – 11, we encourage you to visit the following sites to provide you with additional safety tips and tools that can be used to help us share this important message.
National Coalition for Safer Roads: www.ncsrsafety.org
The National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running: www.stopredlightrunning.com
American Traffic Solutions YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ATSRoadSafety
We also encourage you to #StopOnRed2012 via Facebook and Twitter to help us spread the message.
Additional sites: www.atsol.com