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WFPD reminds drivers to Stop on Red

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

Wichita Falls Police are reminding drivers the importance of stopping at a red light. 

Friday, the department sent out a release emphasizing the dangers of running red lights. 

WFPD said crashes caused by a driver who runs a red light is more likely to end in serious injuries. 

Drivers who run red lights cause hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands of injuries each year according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

In 2015, 771 people were killed and an estimated 137,000 were injured in crashes that involved red-light running. 

DPS said in 2015, more than 21,000 crashes occurred in Texas that was caused by someone running a red light. Of those, 108 resulted in deaths. 

In 2016, WFPD said there were 116 crash reports where a driver running a red light was a contributing factor. One of those resulted in a death. 

Be sure to remember to always stop on red. 

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