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Flashing Yellow Arrows

Matt Duncan, City principal traffic engineer, explains how the flashing yellow arrow works.

 

Why change?

 

Safety

In national studies drivers make fewer mistakes with the flashing yellow arrow signals than with the traditional turn arrow signal.  


Efficiency

Traffic engineers have more options to handle traffic patterns that vary by time of day. 


Consistency

Flashing yellow arrows are being introduced throughout the U.S.

 

 

 

            Flashing Yellow Arrow = Yield