“In the blink of an eye …”That’s how a video shared by the Citrus Heights Police Department begins before you see the first crash.In the 1-minute-and-42-second video, police showcase crashes caused by a driver running a red light.The videos were captured by red light cameras installed at different intersections throughout Citrus Heights. The video shows near misses and T-bone crashes that happened at different times of the day and during different weather conditions.The police department posted the video on Wednesday with a simple but important message:“In the blink of an eye, everything can change. Please drive safely. Stop on red and slow on yellow!”The post had more than 130 comments and more than 38,000 views as of Wednesday evening. Many of the comments praised the police department posting the video and the warning.“Thank you so much for sharing these clips. People don’t change their habits sadly until the consequences become tangible to them,” Rob Shelton commented. “This also reminds us (and I will remind my young adults) to just pause and look before jumping into an intersection when the light turn green. We will never prevent all accidents,” Julie Hughes wrote. “I wish people would obey signage and signals! I’ve had a close call, Very close call, because of a pickup running a red light. I no longer go on green until I check. I’m not ready to die yet!” Marilyn Schneider said.

“In the blink of an eye …”

That’s how a video shared by the Citrus Heights Police Department begins before you see the first crash.

In the 1-minute-and-42-second video, police showcase crashes caused by a driver running a red light.

The videos were captured by red light cameras installed at different intersections throughout Citrus Heights.

The video shows near misses and T-bone crashes that happened at different times of the day and during different weather conditions.

The police department posted the video on Wednesday with a simple but important message:

“In the blink of an eye, everything can change. Please drive safely. Stop on red and slow on yellow!”

The post had more than 130 comments and more than 38,000 views as of Wednesday evening. Many of the comments praised the police department posting the video and the warning.

“Thank you so much for sharing these clips. People don’t change their habits sadly until the consequences become tangible to them,” Rob Shelton commented.

“This also reminds us (and I will remind my young adults) to just pause and look before jumping into an intersection when the light turn green. We will never prevent all accidents,” Julie Hughes wrote.

“I wish people would obey signage and signals! I’ve had a close call, Very close call, because of a pickup running a red light. I no longer go on green until I check. I’m not ready to die yet!” Marilyn Schneider said.

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