Lawmakers Debate Length of Yellow Lights

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Senate gave initial approval to a law that would make the length of yellow traffic lights more uniform across the state.

The bill calls for more standard times for yellow lights based on federal guidelines, which recommend a yellow light last between three and six seconds, depending on the speed of traffic at an intersection.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Jim Lembke, a St. Louis County Republican. He says
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 says shorter yellow lights make roads more dangerous.

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

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