‘One Second For Safety’ Bill Passes Illinois Senate 43-5
One step closer to one second.
Illinois Senate Bill 3504, or the “One Second For Safety” bill got passed 43-5 this evening in Springfield.
The bill wants to add one second of time to the yellow light interval at intersections where red light camera enforcement is being utilized.
The bill was introduced by Sen. Dan Duffy (R-Barrington), who relied on research which seems to demonstrate that adding a second of yellow light time at RLC intersections reduces the number of drivers running the red light and therefore reduces crashes and improves traffic safety.
Drivers have complained for years that red light camera intersections with artificially short yellow light times are partially to blame for many of the millions of dollars of $100 RLC tickets issued over the years.
The bill now moves to the Illinois House of Representatives.