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Amber Safety

Written by: Bath School of Motoring


Increasing the length of time traffic lights are on amber by just 0.5 of a second has the potential to improve road safety, according to research by Goudappel Coffeng.  It found that increasing the duration of the amber light led to 50% reduction in the number of motorists going through red lights.  The two-factor challenge for drivers is the need to pass through the lights, and the ability to do so safely.  The study suggests that giving drivers more time to make a asplit-second decision means they are more likely to make a safe one.