advertisement

Missouri Senate endorses measure on yellow light length

Monday, February 13, 2012 | 7:56 p.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate has given initial approval to legislation making the length of yellow traffic lights more uniform across the state.

The bill endorsed Monday would have the Missouri Department of Transportation establish standard times for yellow lights based on federal guidelines. The Federal Highway Administration said a yellow light should last three to six seconds, depending on the speed of traffic at an intersection.

Sponsoring Sen. Jim Lembke, a St. Louis County Republican, said that under current law, cities with red-light cameras could shorten yellow lights to increase red-light violations and bring in more revenue from tickets. He said shorter yellow lights make roads more dangerous.

The measure must be approved once more before it goes to the House. 

 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements