Car and Driver
November 18, 2019
Yellow Lights Are Too Short, and One Man's Trying to Change That
When engineer Mats Järlström's wife got a red-light ticket in 2013, he examined the footage and fought the ticket in court based on his observation that the yellow light wasn't long enough. His city of Beaverton, Oregon, had a law on the books requiring a 3.5-second yellow light. Before Beaverton, cities like Dallas, Chattanooga, and Nashville had already been caught shortening yellow lights by 2008.