Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed the idea of installing countdown signals at every intersection in Chicago that has a red light camera, so drivers don’t have to slam on the brakes to avoid a ticket.
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.
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.
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.
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.