MARYLAND DEBATES | Should yellow lights last a second longer?
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBFF) - In Annapolis, there was a very unusual debate focusing on just one second.
It's all about increasing the duration of the yellow lights on traffic signals.
For drivers, those yellow lights are a warning, but sometimes a curse - especially if there's a red-light camera.
But retired traffic engineer Gene Simmers said a three-second yellow light can also be a hazard.
That's why highway advocates are trying to convince state lawmakers to pass a bill that would increase the duration of yellow lights from three to four seconds before they turn red.