Motorists admit jumping the lights
Motorists are driving through red lights at the rate of 278 a minute, a survey has shown.
As many as 14% of drivers admitted going through an average of two lights every month, found the poll by insurance company Direct Line.
And 2% said they habitually jumped the lights if they felt the road was clear and there was no traffic.
The poll of 2,020 adults also showed that 9% of motorists do not reduce their speed when approaching amber lights, with 4% accelerating to try to race through.
Drivers in the West Midlands appeared to jump the lights the most, with 19% admitting passing through red signals in the last month.
Motorists in the east of England seemed to be the most law-abiding, with just 9% confessing to jumping the lights.
Andy Goldby, director of motor underwriting at Direct Line, said: "Motorists who play Russian roulette at the traffic lights are putting their own and other road-users lives at risk.
"Motorists involved in an accident if they pass through a red light will automatically be deemed at fault for a collision. They could also face higher car insurance premiums at renewal if they have points on their licence."