“Most of the people injured and killed in these type of crashes are the innocent victims -- pedestrians and other motorists,” says Jeff Beyer, senior vice-president and chief communications officer for Farmers Insurance Group. “Drivers must always ask themselves if the few seconds they might save by running a red light are worth the risk of injuring, or even killing, someone.”
Even though nearly nine years have passed, Anderson still thinks about the crash she was in every day. “I can’t help but think about it because I lost the sight in my right eye and have a numb leg as a result of the accident,” she says. “Because I know what can happen, every time I see someone run a red light I cringe. Fortunately, I haven’t had to witness any accidents.”
The survey results were gathered from a random written survey of driving habits that Farmers conducted last year. Approximately 1,000 drivers took part.
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