Survey: Denver one of top cities for red light runners

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DENVER -- A survey shows Denver is one of the top cities in the country for red light runners, a dangerous and too often deadly practice.

Close to 8,000 people have been killed by red light runners in the country over the past 10 years. And it turns out more people are running red lights during the summer.

A survey puts Denver in the top 10 on the list, with Houston first, followed by Phoenix and Los Angeles. It's based on the number of fatalities over the past 10 years.

And many Denver drivers don't find it surprising.

“Most people are spending time on their phone instead of what's going on around them, whether they’re driving car walking," one driver said. "People not only run red lights in their car, they’ll just walk out there too.  People aren’t paying attention to what they’re doing."

According to the survey, must more than 200 people have died in red light accidents in Denver over the past 10 years. Houston has had nearly 800 people killed in the same period.

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