Red light running at signalized intersections accounts for 28% of right angle crashes in Fort Collins.
Tip for Motorists:
Anticipate the end of a green light. Let off the accelerator and prepare to stop.
Rain and snow increase stopping distances. Adjust your speed accordingly when approaching traffic signals.
If you are stopped at a red light waiting, when the light turns green look left and right for red light runners before proceeding.
Entering the intersection just as the red light starts or “pushing the yellow” light has serious safety implications. It is always unsafe to enter an intersection on a red light - even just a second or two after it turns red. See the Approach Turn Crash page for a discussion of this issue.