Yellow Light

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Judge Determines Yellow Lights Too Short, Throws Out Red Light Tickets

Before a traffic light turns red in Chicago, it’s supposed to sit on yellow for three seconds. But a Chicago judge says that’s not always happening and some people are getting tickets they don’t deserve.

08/12/2014

Red Light Camera

Critics: Chicago Red-Light Cameras Cheat On Yellow Lights

Chicago’s yellow lights are indeed set for three seconds, just at the absolute federal minimum for safety. But in the most of the area’s suburbs, yellows last 4 seconds to 4.5 seconds. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

02/21/2013

An Illinois lawmaker wants to lengthen yellow lights at "photo enforced" intersections. (CBS)

Plan For Longer Yellow Lights At ‘Photo Enforced’ Intersections Stalls In House

A proposal to add an extra second to yellow lights at intersections with red light cameras has stalled in the Illinois House, and prospects for passage anytime soon appear unlikely.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012

An Illinois lawmaker wants to lengthen yellow lights at "photo enforced" intersections. (CBS)

Lawmaker Wants Longer Yellow Lights At ‘Photo Enforced’ Intersections

Legislation coming out of Springfield would force traffic lights with red-light cameras to add one additional second to the length of the yellow light. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

03/08/2012