Texas is one of four states where red-light violators have no problem running red lights on the Fourth of July, according to the National Coalition for Safer Roads. In fact, the Independence Day holiday travel period is one of the riskiest in the nation.
The NCSR collected their data from 18 states that have more than 1,200 red -light cameras. In Texas, they examined 19 municipalities with the devices.
According to spokesperson, most of the top five areas with red-light violators are in North Texas. In fact, Fort Worth tops the list followed by Arlington, Humble, Irving, and Jersey Village. However, Balcones Heights is next on the list for 2011.
The study shows the small South Texas community saw over 289 red-light violations during July Fourth 2011. Statewide red-light running surpassed Memorial Day, Halloween, and the Super Bowl.
According to the report, Fridays were the days motorists were more likely to violate in Texas. Moreover, the day part where most offenses happened was in the afternoon.
California, Florida, and Maryland were the only states where the risk of red-light runners during the same period was higher.