I’ve been blessed enough to never get a red light ticket. Almost been ran into, however. I do believe that it’s time for a reform, and someone may have found a way to ensure that fairness prevails when you come up to the traffic light.
A Swedish engineer’s umbrage at a traffic ticket has led to a six-year legal fight and now a global change in the speed with which traffic light signals are timed.Järlström said if the ITE accepts his solution, the duration of a yellow light in the right-turn scenario he described in 2015 would be extended from 3.2 seconds to 4.5 seconds using current input values – driver-vehicle perception-reaction time and maximum safe, comfortable deceleration. Such timing may vary depending on other considerations, but in general the adoption of Järlström’s formula should result in slightly longer yellow lights.
Found at www.theregister.co.uk