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Anybody know what the Florida yellow traffic light duration is supposed to be for a 45 mph zone? I've looked everywhere and haven't had any luck.

My girlfriend got a ticket from one of those cameras and the time from yellow to red is only 3.7 seconds. I heard that 4.3 to 4.5 seconds is the norm but have yet to find it.

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Anybody know what the Florida yellow traffic light duration is supposed to be for a 45 mph zone? I've looked everywhere and haven't had any luck.

My girlfriend got a ticket from one of those cameras and the time from yellow to red is only 3.7 seconds. I heard that 4.3 to 4.5 seconds is the norm but have yet to find it.

Thanks guys!

theres a state mandate you can look up-i believe the info given here is correct

and all traffic cameras in florida will now had to also follow this pattern,no more quick yellows leading to a ticket...
 

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theres a state mandate you can look up-i believe the info given here is correct

and all traffic cameras in florida will now had to also follow this pattern,no more quick yellows leading to a ticket...
I've looked damn near everywhere ( FDOT, FDMV, etc) and still can't find a definetive law/ statue.:smt076
 

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I've looked damn near everywhere ( FDOT, FDMV, etc) and still can't find a definetive law/ statue.:smt076
Got a buddy who is w/ LCSO...I'll se if he will answer his phone and see if he can get me the statute. But like others have said it is 1 sec per 10 mph...been that way for ages, just not necessarily in law form. My dad was OCSO and he told me that formula and he retired in 99'.
 

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Anybody know what the Florida yellow traffic light duration is supposed to be for a 45 mph zone? I've looked everywhere and haven't had any luck.

My girlfriend got a ticket from one of those cameras and the time from yellow to red is only 3.7 seconds. I heard that 4.3 to 4.5 seconds is the norm but have yet to find it.

Thanks guys!
How do you know it's only 3.7 seconds from yellow to red?
 

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That's pretty cool. I didn't know that but I haven't gotten busted by one of those yet. I'm glad you didn't say "I timed it with a stop watch". :p
 

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it would be easy enough to time with a digital video camera, but I don't think they would believe you in court that you didn't stretch the time or something.
 

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Florida yellows are a joke! There are some lights that when they go yellow you BETTER slam on the brakes or you will be running a red light. And yes, they have cameras on them! One of them is on 434 in Winter Springs near the high school.
 

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Florida yellows are a joke! There are some lights that when they go yellow you BETTER slam on the brakes or you will be running a red light. And yes, they have cameras on them! One of them is on 434 in Winter Springs near the high school.
Yes they are! The same light that got my GF is the newest camera in Apopka and the yellow is way shorter than it used to be. I almost got popped( had to STAND on the brakes) @ the same intersection about 2 weeks prior and I watch that light like a hawk because the yellow is so short.
 

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Yes they are! The same light that got my GF is the newest camera in Apopka and the yellow is way shorter than it used to be. I almost got popped( had to STAND on the brakes) @ the same intersection about 2 weeks prior and I watch that light like a hawk because the yellow is so short.
I havent' forgotten...just waiting to hear back from my buddy.
 
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