Can Longer Yellow Lights Help With Car Accidents?
Our Toledo, Ohio car accident injury lawyers handle cases on a regular basis that involve drivers running red lights and striking another car.
Many times these types of accidents result in serious injuries like whiplash, back and neck injuries, broken bones, or the need for physical therapy.
That is why we were interested to read in a recent edition of Reader’s Digest a statistic on the length of yellow lights and their effect on drivers. According to the article, a professional engineer from Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration named Hari Kalla revealed this surprising statistic:
Roads that have longer yellow lights are safer. Adding one second to yellow lights can reduce redlight violations (which often result in car accidents) by as much as 50 percent.
If you have been injured by a driver who ran a red light and caused an Ohio injured car accident, call toll free 800.637.8170 to request your FREE copy of The Ohio Accident Book.