ST. LOUIS, MO. (KPLR) - Years ago one area municipality was accused of setting up a very unfair traffic trap. An officer would control the timing of a traffic light and as soon as a car would enter the intersection the officer would press a button and the light would go straight from green to red. The driver would receive a ticket for running a red light.
That's just one reason to set a standardized time for how long a yellow light should be.
If you are accustomed to driving in an area with longer yellow lights you'll be in trouble when you drive through an intersection with a short one.
Right now Missouri legislators are pushing a plan to standardize the length of a yellow light and that's a good thing.
Now all we need is a way to figure out how to shorten the length of the red lights.
I'm JB and that's The Way It Oughta Be.