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August 05, 2015

Study: Philly ranked among top cities in nation for red-light deaths

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Philadelphia ranks among the top 10 most dangerous cities in the country for red-light running, according to a study released Wednesday by the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR). 

The research, released as part of "Stop on Red" week, ranked the city No. 8, with 63 deaths at red lights from 2004 to 2013. 

"Safety is the responsibility of every driver — not just during Stop on Red Week, but every day and every time someone gets behind the wheel," NCSR says in the study. "Intersection safety is an extremely important aspect of road safety in our community."

Houston topped the list with 181 fatalities. 

Nearly 8,000 lives were lost across the nation from red-light running between 2004 to 2013, according to the study.

For more information about NCSR's Stop on Red Week, see here.