Last week, we reported on the dysfunctional aspects of traffic light police cameras. In that post, we mentioned a Tennessee judge who actually timed a light in Chattanooga and found it had been set incorrectly.
It turns out there are five other sleazy local municipalities that have shortened their yellow lights in order to catch more violators running reds, thereby collecting more revenue. Now you can add Dallas and Lubbock, Texas, Springfield, Mo., Union City, Calif., and Nashville, Tenn., to the list of cities who owe citizens reparations.
With this practice so geographically widespread, we recommend that the next time you get a speeding ticket, take a stopwatch and actually time the light. A yellow should last about 4.5 seconds.
- 2019 L.A. Auto Show: 2020 Land Rover Defender and Everything Else We Expect
- 2019 Porsche Cayenne Review: Give and Take
- 10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: 2020 Corvette, Civic Si Can’t Beat Best Deals, SEMA Wheels
- The Week in Tesla News: Cybertruck So Close, Model 3 Survey Part Deux, $250 Tesla Roadster and More