Police Targeting Drivers Who Run Red Lights

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Police agencies across West Virginia are stepping up enforcement at traffic lights in an effort to reduce accidents at intersections.

The annual Target Red campaign began Friday and will continue
through April 30.

In Charleston, police Sgt. Nick Null says there have been 15 accidents caused by motorists running red lights this year, compared to 16 in all of 2010.

Null says police need to get the message out that drivers shouldn't try to beat yellow lights or run red lights.

The campaign began in Beckley in 2008 after a driver running a red light struck and killed a church pianist. The Governor's Highway Safety Program later decided to make the campaign a statewide effort.


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