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Old 10-14-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Denver
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This is an epidemic in Denver.

High traffic areas where a vast amount of drivers run through red lights and drive above speed limits. Since Denver is a high pedestrian and bicycle traffic area, it is critical that safety is properly addressed. Red-lights are NOT optional.

Victim ID'd in fatal hit-and-run

Driver arrested after running from serious crash at 7th and Josephine in Denver that left one hurt - 7NEWS Denver TheDenverChannel.com

If you run red-lights and stop signs... STOP IT NOW.
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I actually think it's not too bad here, coming from FL where I grew up. Old people can't even see red lights or stop signs
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:57 PM
 
Location: lakewood
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Vegas is way worse also....

a friend of mine living there recently told me to count to 10, then look both ways - look again,
before going at a light that just turned green in sin city
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Old 10-14-2015, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I see you guys are outside of Denver proper, I can tell you in the city it is bad. I especially notice it along 6th, 7th and 8th where cars scream down these routes with homes and schools on both sides.

I guess coming from California where pedestrian crossing is in the culture, I feel like it is awful here.
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Old 10-14-2015, 02:33 PM
 
Location: california
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People are really good around here .
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Old 10-14-2015, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Denver
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People are really good around here .
OK now I am going to go find some stats...

according to this we are in the top 10:

Stop! Denver in top 10 cities for red-light running

Stop On Red | National Coalition for Safer Roads

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Old 10-14-2015, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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It's based on raw numbers, so it's completely flawed

Of course Chicago, LA, Miami, etc.. just from the raw number of millions of people
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, I'm from #1, so I always thought Denver was quite good in comparison during the time I lived there. Having said that, if I am first in line at a light, I always wait 2-3 seconds and look both ways before proceeding. And I always drove no more than 35 down those avenues like 6th and 8th. I honestly don't recall people flying down those streets.

I have been in 3 accidents in my life (and thankfully never hurt) and each and every one was a person running a red light or stop sign and T boning the car I was in.
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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This is an epidemic in Denver.

High traffic areas where a vast amount of drivers run through red lights and drive above speed limits. Since Denver is a high pedestrian and bicycle traffic area, it is critical that safety is properly addressed. Red-lights are NOT optional.

Victim ID'd in fatal hit-and-run

Driver arrested after running from serious crash at 7th and Josephine in Denver that left one hurt - 7NEWS Denver TheDenverChannel.com

If you run red-lights and stop signs... STOP IT NOW.
It is pretty bad here. Certainly the worst of any place I've lived.

Seems every morning there is a report or two or three of a hit-and-run.

I don't understand it myself as the yellow lights are not that short as a rule.
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Old 10-14-2015, 04:22 PM
 
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Denver drivers are rather aggressive. Not exceptionally aggressive, but definitely up there among large cities. A clear sign of this is the fact that most people still drive over the speed limit in the rain and snow.

I'm guessing those red light runs resulted from trying to make the yellow light from too long a distance, a typical habit of aggressive drivers.
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