Miami Ranks Sixth Nationwide in Red-Light Running: Study

South Florida is all too familiar with the dangers of running a red light.

Miami ranks sixth nationwide in the number of red-light fatalities between 2004 and 2013, according to data from the National Coalition for Safer Roads.

The organization has issued a map which focuses on the most dangerous areas in the nation for Stop on Red Week, an effort to highlight the problem and get people to pay more attention.

The objective of this map is to show the harsh reality that red-light running can impact anyone on our roadways.

Statistics show that red-light running increases during peak summer travel periods.

The most dangerous time during these weekend periods, with the highest number of red-light violations recorded, were Friday afternoons between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

"You want to look left, right, left just like if you're crossing the street. Make sure there aren't any cars coming. If you see something that's fine, let the people behind you hit the horn, it's alright, your safety is important," said North Miami Officer Sean Mirjah.

According to the coalition, some of the most dangerous areas include the Biscayne Boulevard Corridor around 54th Street, intersections near Miami International Airport, and the Kendale Lakes community, around Miller Drive near Southwest 142nd Avenue.

To check out the interactive map, click here. Miami was ranked behind Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Houston.

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