It seems most studies of amber lights focus on whether cities are using them to gather revenue. The theory – and let's face it, sometimes the fact – is that the light time is so short that drivers end up tripping the red light camera and getting a fine. Conversely, a new study by the University of Cincinnati and Ohio Department of Transportation has taken a look at how drivers behave when they encounter a yellow light no matter how long it's illuminated.
According to an
investigation by a Cleveland, Ohio television news program, aging Bott's dots are being kicked up by motorists and
flung at trailing cars, with disastrous results. As many of the steel reflectors weigh-in at a frightening
5-pounds, the potential for harm appears obvious.