10 News investigates Florida's "Yellow Light Trap"

An original investigative series, Noah Pransky & the 10 Investigatates team exposed the State of Florida reducing the length of yellow light intervals, and raking in huge profits from additional red-light camera violations. The state later acknowledged lights were too short and ordered every intersection in Florida adjusted. But the investigation grew to other red light camera (RLC) abuses, and the coverage has since sparked a national conversation about the fairness of red light cameras. This timeline tracks the more than 60 stories WTSP reported on the issue, including how it improved intersection safety. Red timeline entries represent 10 News' major investigative reports.

Herald-Tribune Editorial cites WTSP investigation, demands answers on RLC

The Sarasota Herald Tribune cites WTSP's "Yellow Light Trap" investigation in an editorial calling for more accountability and better research on Red Light Cameras (RLC).

10 News breaks short yellow investigation

A quiet change to Florida's traffic rules has allowed shorter yellow light intervals and millions of dollars in additional fines.

10 News Investigators: Legislators acting quickly on short yellow light investigation

Lawmakers quickly act on 10 News Investigation; reach out to state transportation leaders for fix.

Hillsborough Co. to review lights, but not Tampa

Hillsborough Commissioners decide to study the lengths of yellow lights at RLC intersections, but Tampa officials resist nat'l safety guidelines.

Tampa mayor won't address lights, but council does

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn won't talk about the city's short yellow lights - among the shortest in all of Tampa Bay - but council ordered a review.

Tampa mayor confronted about short yellow lights

10 News caught up with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn Friday to ask about the city's yellow light intervals, among the shortest in Tampa Bay.

Legislative Investigation Launched

The head of Florida's Senate Transportation Committee informed FDOT he was launching a legislative investigation into RLC & short yellow lights following a 10 News Investigation.

Brooksville first city to request longer yellows

The City of Brooksville asks FDOT for permission to extend its intervals following the 10 News Investigation.

Short Yellows discovered in Manatee Co.

The 10 News Investigators identify more short yellow lights in Manatee Co., shortened just before red-light cameras were installed.

Widow who wrote RLC bill speaks about Short Yellows

Melissa Wandall has always fought for safer intersections and says she was disturbed by the discovery that yellow lights may have been shortened to create more revenue.

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