Running a red light is not an uncommon event considering more than 2.3 million people did it last year.

A new survey says that on Memorial Day Weekend, the number of drivers running red lights rises by almost 30%.

The report also found that more red-light violations occurred on Friday than any other day of the week, and motorists were more likely to blow through an intersection between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

So why the big spike over the holiday weekend?

Experts think it might have to do with people trying to hurry to get to their holiday destinations.  It could also have something to do with people driving in areas that they are not familiar with.

Whatever the reason, it's dangerous!  Please drive careful this weekend and be mindful of lights if you're driving in a new area.