Running a red light or failing to stop at a stop sign are two of the leading causes of devastating collisions and injuries. The likelihood of substantial damage and injury is increased simply because the at-fault driver is behind the wheel of a car already travelling at considerable speed. This is not always the case, of course, but it is a common characteristic of crashes at intersections. Though failing to stop is not usually deliberate, some drivers routinely refuse to stop when required and others have a habit of running yellow lights, despite unsafe circumstances. Taken to the extreme, negligent drivers can face serious criminal charges.
Also, if a failure to stop later leads to a person failing to remain at the scene of a crash, such reckless and irresponsible drivers can be charged with both a motor-vehicle offence and under the Criminal Code of Canada. The most serious consequence is the suffering of innocent victims injured through crashes of this type.
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