March is proclaimed "Red Light Running Awareness Month" by Gov Ducey
By Charlotte Shaff -
Thursday Feb 27, 2020
This March is â€œRed Light Running Awareness Month" in Arizona. Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed a proclamation with the input of local organization Red Means Stop Traffic Safety Alliance.
Traffic safety impacts all of us (drivers, passengers, pedestrians, e-scooterists, motorcyclists, bicyclists). Unfortunately, Arizona ranks among the worst states for red-light running, speeding and pedestrian fatalities. Arizona was also identified as a state with the least skilled drivers. The Red Dinner is an opportunity for drivers to learn more about the significant traffic safety issues our communities face and how to be part of the solution. Guests will hear from victims and families who have been impacted by crashes. Help Red Means Stop make Arizona roads safer. Arizona has to do better and be better because we deserve it, our families deserve it. All proceeds will go toward Red Means Stop's programs and initiatives.
Join Red Means Stop on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the beautiful Evieâ€™s Pavilion at Papago Golf Course to learn how you can help in the awareness of red-light running dangers.
5595 E. Karsten Way, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
$25/each for 2 or more
RED MEANS STOP: In January 1999, three families who incurred the consequences of red light runners founded the Red Means Stop Coalition. RMSC founding families, Hinds, Marquis and Philippi came together in late 1998 to begin forming the Coalition, dedicated to their children, Jennifer Hinds, Sam Marquis and Krystal Philippi.
When formed, the Red Means Stop Coalition was the only known grassroots organization of its kind in the United States. There are many traffic advocates around the country who have similar programs now. Red Means Stop's goal is to educate the public about the dangers and consequences of red-light running and support ways to significantly reduce red-light running accidents. http://www.redmeansstop.org
Photo of Red Means Stop board member, Adam Carreon with Proclamation