Distracted Driving Causes Red Light Running & Speeding

Distracted Drivers Can Cause Running Red Lights/Speeding

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching a national high-visibility enforcement effort to deter distracted driving.

Law enforcement officers nationwide will work together to enforce texting and distracted-driving laws and remind drivers: Put the Phone Away or Pay. This effort comes during April, which is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

According to NHTSA, Distracted driving is a leading cause of vehicle crashes on our nation’s roads, and most of this distraction can be attributed to cell phone use. People know using their phone while driving is dangerous and often illegal, but they do it anyway, and put themselves and others at risk. Drivers will see increased law enforcement efforts, as officers will be stopping and ticketing anyone who is caught texting and driving. If you text and drive, you will pay.

Violating state’s distracted-driving laws can be costly. 

Automated Red Light and Speed Enforcement

Every day we see distracted drivers speeding and running red lights. You know, those drivers that don’t even press on the brakes as they drive through an intersection. NovoaGlobal’s RedLight-Safe and Speed-Safe solutions catch those distracted drivers on our automated enforcement cameras. We see crashes that can be prevented. So put away the phone and or pay the price. NovoaGlobal photo enforcement cameras will catch you if you speed or run a red light while driving distracted. 

Drive Safe Every Trip

NHTSA urges drivers to put their phones away when behind the wheel. If you are the driver, follow these steps for a safe drive:

  • If you are expecting a text message or need to send one, pull over and park your car in a safe location.
  • Ask your passenger to be your “designated texter.” Allow them access to your phone to respond to calls or messages.
  • Do not engage in social media scrolling or messaging while driving.
  • Cell phone use is habit-forming. Struggling to not text and drive? Activate your phone’s “Do Not Disturb” feature, silence notifications, or put your phone in the trunk, glove box, or back seat of your vehicle until you arrive at your destination.

Cell phone use while driving is dangerous and illegal. Break the cycle. Remember: Put the Phone Away or Pay. 

Contact Us 

Interested in using automated enforcement in your community? Contact Us: 888-666-4218, Ext. 6 for East Coast and Ext. 7 for West Coast.  We can also be reached at [email protected]