04-15-2010, 10:54 AM #1
Highway 98 gold mine for Walton County
Does any one know if only a three second yellow light is allowed by the State on a highway with a speed limit of 45-65 MPH? I hope the intersections between Grand Blvd and 30A are not targeted by Walton County Police because of the very short 3 second yellow lights. In average traffic with everyone moving at 55 MPH it is not possible to stop it the light turns yellow when you are still 50 feet before the intersection. If you choose not to stop short and get rear ended, you will not make it fully through the entire intersection before light turns red.
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The other thing is the 45, then 65, then 55, then 45 MPH speed limit. If you blink you wont know what the speed limit has changed to as you go down 98. Why cant we just make it all 45 MPH? This trick affects the tourist the most who have never seen such a crazy thing.
If the County truly cares about safety we need to lengthen those yellow lights to a full 6 seconds and change the speed limit on HWY 98 to 45 MPH the entire way through Walton County. The Police will have to look for another source of revenue. Perhaps a ticket not washing your car.
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