Normally, the yellow light sequence
on this light is set at 4 seconds, which gives motorists a reasonable amount
of time to clear the intersection before it turns red.
This was set by ODOT. We've heard rumors
that NRPD sometimes sets the yellow light interval to just two seconds. However, members of the New Rome Sucks crew recently timed
this light and it was set properly.
If you observe the yellow light interval on this light
at less than four seconds, please call ODOT or contact us immediately.
We've mentioned this before, but will revist the subject: why is this light
even necessary? It allows traffic from New Rome's lonely sidestreets
to make easier left turns but that's about it. We know NRPD loves to
run license plates while cars are stopped here, and having a too-short yellow
would mean even more ticket writing opportunities.
Another thing I just noticed is that this intersection is tagged for "No
Turn On Red", that's pretty unusual except at intersections with high traffic
or poor visibility. While Broad Strett has a lot of traffic, I don't think
the side streets do. Another New Rome thing, no doubt.