shortyellowlights – excerpt
Legislation mandating proper yellow light times is mostly non-existent. It is one of the goals of this project to establish national standards to protect motorists.
For the purposes of this project, we have put together a general guide to appropriate yellow light durations.
This guide is intended to help identify potentially dangerous short yellow light times. Whenever possible, suspicious timings will be confirmed by a trained, objective traffic engineer.
Recommended Yellow Light Times
Three seconds should be the absolute minimum time for any intersection.
25 MPH — 3.0 Seconds
30 MPH — 3.5 Seconds
35 MPH — 4.0 Seconds
40 MPH — 4.5 Seconds
45 MPH — 5.0 Seconds
50 MPH — 5.5 Seconds
55 MPH — 6.0 Seconds
Yellow Light time standards are largely missing. Some people are calling for some new standards. This is an important issue for a number of reasons so we will post a number of articles.