Flashing Yellow

Remember to USE CAUTION when turning left on a FLASHING YELLOW ARROW! To help you better understand the new Flashing Yellow Arrow Left-Turn Signals, we have provided you with the following information:

How Does It Work?

  • Interval 1 - Steady Green Arrow
    Drivers turning left have a proteted left turn, and the right-of-way. This sequence may be skipped if there are no left-turning vehicles.
  • Interval 2 - Steady Yellow Arrow|
    The left turn signal is about to change to red. Prepare to stop, or prepare to complete your left turn if you are legally in the intersection and there is no conflicting traffic present.
  • Interval 3 - Steady Red Arrow
    Drivers must stop an dwait during this interval
  • Interval 4 - Flashing Yellow Arrow
    Drivers may turn left after yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. Drivers must use caution when turning (oncoming traffic has a green light).

Why Use the Flashing Yellow Left-Turn Arrow?

  • Safer
    A National study found that drivers made fewer mistakes with the flashing yellow left-turn arrow
  • Less Wait Time
    There are more opportunities to make a left-turn with the Flashing Yellow Left-Turn Arrow.
  • Flexibility
    The new signal provides traffic engineers with more options to handle variable traffic volumes
  • Nationally Tested
    The Federal Highway Adminsitration conducted a national study which shows the new signal helps prevent crashes, moves more traffic through an intersection and provides additional traffic management flexibility for agencies.