Starting today, state traffic safety officials are launching a 90-day pilot project to help bring those numbers down. There were more than two-thousand crashes as a result of drivers running red lights in Minnesota over the last three years.

“Red light violators are caused by a lot of different things, some people have lack of patience, some are in a hurry, we’re asking people just to slow things down, stop at red lights, put your distracted driving, whether that be a phone or some other distraction away.”

State Patrol Lieutenant Brad Ouart. The pilot project utilizes surveillance cameras, which will be located at the intersection of Highway 15 and 2nd Street in St. Cloud, one of the most dangerous intersections in the state.