Campaign Targets Traffic Safety

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Each year around 1,000 Americans lose their lives in vehicle crashed caused by someone running a red light.

That's why the Mississippi Department of Transportation is involved with "National Stop on Red Week" this week.

Capt. Tommy Miller of the Meridian Police Department said there is "zero tolerance" here for disobeying any traffic signals.

"It's a problem when a violation causes a crash. You have property damage. You have injuries," said Miller. "So, if this brings heightened awareness to the public about traffic signals, then the program is worthwhile."

Law enforcement will be watching intersections especially through Sept. 5, with a "zero tolerance" policy.