It's a bill to bring FAIRNESS to our roadways... By making the time from which a yellow turns red, the same at many busy intersections. 3 State representative Charles McBurney introduced this bill, that he says will cut down on the number of dangerous, short yellow light times. He also says this bill is in response to reports of Florida cities shortening yellow light times, in order to issue more citations. If the proposed bill passes, it would apply to every intersection where there's a red light camera. Currently, there are 17 intersections in Jacksonville. Channel 4's Ashley Harding spoke with Representative McBurney and joins us now live from Arlington, where there is a red light camera at the intersection of Monument and Atlantic Boulevard. Ashley? 3 3 3 We just tested this yellow light time a few minutes ago...you only get about ______ seconds to get across.But this is something we've been doing throughout the day.Just take a look at my chart here: 3 00-0639-4652-571:08- 1:131:23TRACK You've seen them mounted up high at intersections all over ... ready to snap a picture of your car.But imagine being able to drive through a red light camera intersection, knowing exactly how long you have to get across before you're caught.Sounds good right?07:16--07:21 "this bill aims to put out some fairness."TRACK Under a bill proposed by Rep. Charles McBurney, the yellow light time at red light camera intersections would be standardized all across the board.McBurney says the idea came to him after hearing reports that some cities were shaving off time to get past that yellow light.09:46--09:49 "safety is number one and fairness is number two! 09:54--10:04 "The primary purpose actually, overall should be for safety.Not to raise revenue on local governments." "We went to red light camera intersections all across the city and we decided to put those yellow lights to the test! While the majority of them gave drivers 4 seconds, we went to one in Clay County that was just at 3. Of course, again, that all has to do with the posted speed limit."TRACK Some drivers we spoke with think knowing exactly how long they have to cross would make the roads safer.26:49--27:00 "yes, because you'll know it's coming.Most drivers that have been driving for a while do time the light."TRACK Others aren't convinced.21:03-21:10 "it brings out the aggressiveness of the person. They try to catch up and make the light before the time goes out." 3 McBurney says the bill will be assigned to a committee, possibly in the next week or two.He hopes it'll be heard next month just in time for session to begin in March. Ashley, did Representative McBurney say anything about why he's only focusing on intersections with red light cameras? Why not all intersections?Answer: I asked him about that. He says his focus is on red light camera intersections, but believes this bill would work at intersections without them as well. Again, he says the main point is safety on the road.