Los Angeles ponders making yellow lights longer

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Los Angeles ponders making yellow lights longer
LOS ANGELES, CAL. (BDCi) – The city of Los Angeles is considering to increase the yellow light time length as traffic signals cycle from green to red as a way to improve safety at intersections.

Safer Streets L.A. group is pushing for longer yellow lights, so that drivers have time to clear the intersection. But city transportation officials disagree, saying that extending the time at some of the city’s most dangerous intersections could actually make matters worse, reported ABC7.

The Transportation Committee says it will continue to look into the issue and perhaps revisit it at a later date.

“Intersections which exhibit a higher than average number of red-light-related collisions most likely have either a yellow phase or all-red phase which is too short,” said Jay Beeber of the anti-camera group Safer Streets L.A. “Oftentimes, both problems exist at the same intersection”, reported L.A. Times.

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By: Adrianna Lobo
Source: ABC7 & Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2011
2:14 p.m. PDT

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