A scheme has just been revealed in Florida of shortening yellow light times. The reduced yellow intervals have, in some areas, doubled the tickets given to citizens for running red light. According to one official, the practice may raise money for the state but makes traffic extremely unsafe. “A one-second increase in yellow time results in a 40 percent decrease in severe red-light related crashes,” said one DoT official. In some communities the yellow light interval change was bellow the nationally mandated time limit. After being discovered the counties upped the time back to national levels but did not tell the drivers who were ticketed under the old light time. WTSP 1o News is following up the story in the days to come.