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DC councilmember proposes legislation on yellow traffic light timing

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Electronic traffic enforcement is back in front of the D.C. Council. This time, it's a discussion about the length of a yellow caution light before it turns red.

Councilmember Vincent Orange proposed legislation on Tuesday that would set a minimum time limit for yellow lights at intersections. Orange wants to take a look at yellow lights which he is concerned may be shorter in places where a red light camera is present. Orange says that it was a media report he saw from a Kansas City television station that got him thinking about the length of a yellow lights in D.C.

The D.C. Department of Transportation says it keeps a very close eye on yellow light timing throughout the District. The minimum length for a yellow light is already set at four seconds. Some yellow lights may last longer depending on the size of the intersection and the speed limit in the area.


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