MARYLAND DEBATES | Should yellow lights last a second longer?

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.


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