In recognition of National Stop on Red Week, the Ocala Marion Transportation Planning Organization is hosting an event on Thursday, August 11 to raise awareness about the dangers of running red lights.
According to Ocala Marion TPO, over 4.2 million drivers ran red lights last year, and 928 people were killed in crashes involving red-light running in 2020.
The ‘Stop on Red’ event will be held from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40) and Pine Avenue (U.S. 441). Law enforcement officers from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Ocala Police Department will also be participating in the event.
Volunteers are needed to hold yard signs throughout the event to raise awareness with passing traffic of the organization’s safety message. The signs will contain the words ‘Always,’ ‘Stop,’ ‘On,’ and ‘Red.’
The meet up location will be at 8:45 a.m. at the Marion County Clerk of Courts parking lot on the northeast quadrant of the intersection for staging, preparations, and social media. During the event, participants will provide safety tip cards and items to anyone who wants more information.
To learn more about the upcoming event, please visit the Ocala Marion Transportation Planning Organization Facebook webpage or contact Stephanie Moss via email: [email protected].