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    Just cuz the "Red Light Camera" horse is dead, doesn't mean you should stop beating

    Dreaded Yellow Light May Be Trap for Traffic Violations - NationalJournal.com

    Pretty much what some people have been saying all along: some municipalities monkey with the yellow light duration to maximize revenue from the cameras.

    The most interesting statistic from the article? Increasing the yellow light duration by 1 second decreases the accidents at an intersection by 40%. But that doesn't put any money in their pockets, so forget about that.


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    Re: Just cuz the "Red Light Camera" horse is dead, doesn't mean you should stop beati

    Quote Originally Posted by CYlent Bob View Post
    Dreaded Yellow Light May Be Trap for Traffic Violations - NationalJournal.com

    Pretty much what some people have been saying all along: some municipalities monkey with the yellow light duration to maximize revenue from the cameras.

    The most interesting statistic from the article? Increasing the yellow light duration by 1 second decreases the accidents at an intersection by 40%. But that doesn't put any money in their pockets, so forget about that.
    Would love to see this done more. I am surprised how short the yellow is on some lights.



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