On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 00:50:07 +0200 (CEST), Nomen Nescio
Maybe this is why I haven't seen a lot of these cameras in Texas: the
traffic code there states that if a driver enters an intersection
legally, he/she can leave the intersection legally.
Therefore, it doesn't matter if the light turns red while you're in the
intersection-- you don't get a ticket so long as the light was yellow
when you entered it.
There is no ability to shorten yellows to trap drivers so the profit
motive just ain't there.
Sure there is, even so. To give you an extreme example, let's say that
there's a 50 MPH speed limit on a road you typically drive. The yellow
light at a camera-controlled intersection lasts only 0.5 second. You
may see the light turn yellow while you're a few hundred feet away and
(logically) assume that it's going to last 4-5 seconds based on the
speed of traffic, so you keep your foot in it, as you could probably
barely stop before the intersection without locking 'em up as it is, and
you will likely have cleared the intersection within 5 seconds if you
maintain speed. However, the light turns red before you enter the
intersection, and smile! you know the rest.
An extreme example, but the same sort of thing happens all the time with
RLC's, just not quite as short yellows.
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You haven't thought it thru very well. The yellow is there to warn the
drivers that it will turn red in a few seconds. If it turns red too
qickly, then entering the intersection "legally" (i.e., on the yellow)
doesn't apply (because there's this thing called "finite stopping
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