It's against the law and dangerous but some drivers run red lights.
Because not all motorists stop when the light goes against them, Hagerstown and Washington County law enforcement and health officials gathered in Public Square in Hagerstown Wednesday afternoon to kick off a national "stop red light running campaign."
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"The campaign's goal is to reduce the more than 1 million motor vehicle collisions occurring at traffic signals, which annually result in more than 500,000 injuries and more than 1,000 deaths," according to a statement distributed Wednesday.
In Hagerstown from 1996 through 1998, 158 of 371 traffic accidents - roughly 42 percent - were caused by red light violations, according to city police records.