This video was developed to help motorists understand the new flashing yellow left-turn signal. The signals are being introduced nationwide and ultimately will be required at all intersections where there is a separate left-turn arrow signal. More information, including a link to download a brochure and a demonstration of how the signal works, is available at www.michigan.gov/flashingyellowarrow.
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It is a new type of signal placed over a left turn lane at a signalized intersection where one of the signal indications is a flashing yellow arrow. Other signal indications shown are the green arrow, yellow arrow and red arrow. The #FlashingYellowArrow reminds drivers to yield to oncoming traffic when turning left. Why is it a better left-turn signal? Studies by the #FederalHighwayAdministration show that the flashing yellow arrow reduces crashes at intersections by providing a clear distinction between when left-turning motorists are protected from oncoming traffic and when they must yield. It also helps move more traffic through an intersection, provides flexibility in traffic management options and is a low-cost safety measure to help prevent crashes. How do they work? Red arrow means STOP and remain stopped. No left turns allowed. Yellow arrow means prepare to stop or complete your left turn if you are in an #intersection. Flashing yellow arrow means left turns allowed. #Yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. The oncoming traffic has a green light. Green arrow means GO. It is safe to turn left, oncoming traffic must stop. Where will these signals be installed? The Florida Department of Transportation #FDOT will be installing flashing yellow arrows at various locations throughout the state on a case by case basis.
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PennDOT is implementing a new type of traffic signal to provide a safer, more efficient left turn for motorists. The Flashing Yellow Arrow signal is more intuitive and, according to national data, can reduce left-turn crashes by as much as 20 percent!
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Flashing Yellow Arrows (FYA) signals are being introduced nationwide and ultimately will be required at intersections where there is a separate left-turn-arrow signal. The new signals are being introduced as a result of a national study, conducted for the Federal Highway Administration, which demonstrated that the new signals help to prevent crashes, move more traffic through an intersection, and provide additional traffic management flexibility for road agencies. The City of Allen will begin replacing the circular green indication for left turns lanes with the flashing yellow arrow signs at selected intersections to help drivers make better choices about turning left when oncoming traffic is clear. --Why use flashing yellow arrow instead of a solid green light?-- The solid green light is often misunderstood as a left turn indicator. This is because drivers naturally thing "green means go." Federal Highway Administration research found motorists more clearly understood what to do when presented with the flashing yellow arrow. Additionally, the flashing yellow arrow is especially effective at intersections with high volumes of traffic as it provides more flexibility to optimize signal timing. --Which intersections will be changing?-- Flashing yellow arrows (FYA) will not be installed at every intersection. Signals will be changed as roadway projects occur and as funding allows. Overall FYA signal conversion will take years to complete. More Info: 214-509-4576 http://www.cityofallen.org/flashing-yellow
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This video is about the relatively new Flashing-Yellow-Arrow traffic signals around Burbank.
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Flashing yellow left-turn arrow signals were introduced to Dubuque streets more than two years ago but some motorists are still unsure of what they mean. This video offers a reminder. Left-Turn Traffic Signals: Steady Red Arrow: Drivers turning left must stop and wait. Steady Yellow Arrow: The left-turn signal is about to turn red. Do not enter the intersection if you can stop safely. Complete your left turn if you are already within the intersection. Flashing Yellow Arrow: Yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians; then turn left proceeding with caution. Oncoming traffic has a green light. Steady Green Arrow: Drivers can proceed with the left turn. Oncoming traffic must stop. Do not go straight.
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Lynnwood (Wash.) police Sgt. Cole Langdon answers your public safety questions. This week: The meaning of flashing yellow arrow signals at intersections.
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Drivers may have noticed a different traffic signal in right turn lanes around the area. These right-turn arrow signals are causing confusion for some motorists. The dilemma -- is it legal to turn right if the arrow is red?
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Washington County, Oregon Traffic Engineering explains proper driving technique when coming upon a Flashing Yellow Arrow. Washington County is installing a significant number of Flashing Yellow Arrow signals to improve traffic flow within the County.
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This 5-section signal is setup as follows: - No pedestrian signal: green orb with left green arrow (split phasing) - Pedestrian signal activated: red orb with left-facing flashing yellow arrow (left turns may yield simultaneously but no through traffic allowed). When the pedestrian signal is activated, the signal can run the left turns at the same time. Otherwise the signal is split-phased. The lagging green in this video was only activated due to cars coming up the road. Otherwise the FYA would have ended and the cross street would have received their green. The top three heads are red, yellow and green orbs. The fourth head is a flashing yellow arrow. The fifth head is a bi-modal green/yellow arrow. Location: https://goo.gl/RuoQou (14 Ave SW @ SW 312 St, Federal Way, WA)
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Flashing yellow arrow signals have been added to more than 100 intersections in Peoria and are also being added to intersections in Galesburg. Studies have shown that using the flashing yellow arrow instead of the circular green has greatly reduced left-turn crashes. This short video explains how drivers should proceed at flashing yellow arrow intersections.
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http://www.toaks.org/ May 24, 2016 - Moorpark Rd and Thousand Oaks High School In January 2016, the City Council approved a recommendation by the Traffic and Transportation Advisory Commission to install Flashing Yellow Arrow signals at five intersections in the City. What is the City doing? The City is going to install Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) Traffic Signals at five protected left-turn intersections. To learn more, please watch a brief video. Where is the City doing this work? Flashing Yellow Arrow Left-Turn lights will be installed at the following locations in order: 1. Thousand Oaks Blvd. at Dallas Drive (Westbound) 2. Moorpark Road at Thousand Oaks High School Driveway (Northbound) 3. Hillcrest Drive at Marin Street (Eastbound/Westbound) 4. Thousand Oaks Blvd. at Rancho Road (Northbound/Southbound) 5. Thousand Oaks Blvd. at Duesenberg Drive (Eastbound/Westbound) Why is the City doing this? The FYA installations are in response to public requests to shorten wait times at signals operating with protected left-turn arrows. The FYA will reduce delays by permitting left-turns to occur after the steady green arrow is no longer displayed. During peak periods, the FYA may not be operational at all intersections to minimize left-turning conflicts with opposing through traffic. What are the impacts from this project? Minimal impact during the installation as the work at each intersection from start to finish is expected to take 4-6 hours. When is the City doing this work and how long will it take? The work is expected to start by Spring 2016 with the first three sites listed above installed first, followed by the remaining two by Summer 2016. Who can I contact if I have questions? Please contact Robert Sweeting, Project Manager at [email protected] or (805) 449-2438. Program by TOTV Music License - De Wolfe Music © City of Thousand Oaks
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The flashing yellow arrow signal is slowly making its way around the US but you may not know that Oregon came up with this variant long before the FYA itself was even federally approved. Medford would set up their left turn signals this way even back in the 90s and it's now tentatively approved for statewide use. It makes sense as it requires no additional sections or LED modules and the signal can be converted back to a protected-only left with nothing more than a quick reprogramming of the controller.
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A different kind of traffic signal is appearing at more and more intersections around Minnesota. It uses a flashing yellow arrow to help drivers turn left, but some people find them confusing and dangerous.
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I included a description in the video itself, but in short, my approach got skipped because I didn't arrive fast enough...a flashing yellow arrow disregards arrival times, defaulting straight to the flashing mode. If this turn was an FYA, I could have proceeded.
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ALABAMA (WPMI) You will soon see flashing yellow lights at intersections in Alabama. It's a new federal mandate that's being executed by Drive Safe Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation. In a video posted to YouTube, Drive Safe Alabama says the new flashing yellow arrow means turns are permitted, but you must first yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians, then turn with caution. Research shows drivers make fewer mistakes with the new signals than with traditional left-turn arrow signals. The four signal lights will have the following lights: red, green, solid yellow and a yellow arrow. The yellow arrow will flash with left turns are permitted to let drivers know to take caution. CLICK HERE to visit Drive Safe Alabama online. CLICK HERE to watch the promotional video. What do you think of yellow flashing turn signals?
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So this setup is a mix of a Montréal Advanced arrow (the kind where the right turn arrow comes on when the pedestrian clearance phase starts) and flashing yellow arrow. The bus priority phase always goes first, followed by phase two and five (flashing green arrow). Once phase six starts, the through arrow will display and the right arrow will flash yellow. The walk phase is set to "rest in walk" for the duration of this phase. If you press the side street pedestrian button, the green arrow displays (bi-modal) and pedestrian clearance begins. The "emergency priority signals" will only display if a preemption is called. The side street phase is the same as before (Montréal Advanced arrow and an advanced walk and PED clear before phase eight turns green). Another preemption will recall the bus priority signal. Eventually I'll have detectors and the Opticom system set up to run this sequence but manual buttons will do the trick for now!
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http://www.toaks.org/ In January 2016, the City Council approved a recommendation by the Traffic and Transportation Advisory Commission to install Flashing Yellow Arrow signals at five intersections in the City. What is the City doing? The City is going to install Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) Traffic Signals at five protected left-turn intersections. To learn more, please watch a brief video. Where is the City doing this work? Flashing Yellow Arrow Left-Turn lights will be installed at the following locations in order: 1. Thousand Oaks Blvd. at Dallas Drive (Westbound) 2. Moorpark Road at Thousand Oaks High School Driveway (Northbound) 3. Hillcrest Drive at Marin Street (Eastbound/Westbound) 4. Thousand Oaks Blvd. at Rancho Road (Northbound/Southbound) 5. Thousand Oaks Blvd. at Duesenberg Drive (Eastbound/Westbound) Why is the City doing this? The FYA installations are in response to public requests to shorten wait times at signals operating with protected left-turn arrows. The FYA will reduce delays by permitting left-turns to occur after the steady green arrow is no longer displayed. During peak periods, the FYA may not be operational at all intersections to minimize left-turning conflicts with opposing through traffic. What are the impacts from this project? Minimal impact during the installation as the work at each intersection from start to finish is expected to take 4-6 hours. When is the City doing this work and how long will it take? The work is expected to start by Spring 2016 with the first three sites listed above installed first, followed by the remaining two by Summer 2016. Who can I contact if I have questions? Please contact Robert Sweeting, Project Manager at [email protected] or (805) 449-2438. http://www.toaks.org/government/depts/public_works/construction_projects/current_projects/flashing_yellow_arrow.asp Programming by TOTV Original Video and Animation by City of Torrance Music License - De Wolfe Music © City of Thousand Oaks
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New traffic signals are coming to five busy east Indianapolis intersections this week. While the flashing yellow arrows are commonplace in other parts of he country, they just began popping up in Indiana two years ago and there is a learning curve.
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Throughout Indiana, you may begin to notice new traffic signals with flashing yellow left turn arrows. This new style of signal is being installed at intersections with dedicated left turn lanes for "protected-permissive" left turns, to more efficiently control left turns and improve safety. Research has shown that flashing yellow arrows are more easily understood and safer than solid green balls for motorists who are turning left.
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The RTC and its member entities, in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), have launched a Pilot Program to install the new Flashing Yellow Arrow left turn signals at selected intersections around the Valley.
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Installation of Indiana's second Flashing Yellow Arrow traffic signal at the intersection of Business Route 41 and Old Whetland Road on November 18, 2013.
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Traffic signal operation throughout Lubbock is being updated to conform to the latest revision of the Texas Manual on Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD). The traffic signals will utilize a Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA), which will require drivers to yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians when making a left turn. Previously, a circular green light was used to indicate drivers making a left turn should yield. The LEFT TURN signal indications are defined as: • Red Arrow = STOP • Steady Yellow Arrow = Prepare to stop. • Flashing Yellow Arrow = YIELD, turn only after yielding to oncoming vehicles and pedestrians. • Green Arrow = Proceed, the left turn has the right-of-way. The FYA for left turns are the national standard that the City has recently started to implement. Lubbock's traffic signals will continue to be updated to FYA this spring and summer. The left turn signal alternatives have been studied over ten years; and research has shown that FYA increases safety at signalized intersections.
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This video accompanies a spreadsheet tool developed by the Local Road Research Board to assist local agencies determine which hours of the day to consider using flashing yellow arrow (FYA) phasing. This instructional video is meant to help understand the methodology used to develop the spreadsheet, as well as how to use it. An instructor walks users through an example intersection and describes the inputs needed and how to interpret the results. The spreadsheet and video are tools to assist engineers with decision-making regarding Flashing Yellow Arrows, but engineering judgement should be used to make the final decision. Users can access the tool by going to http://www.dot.state.mn.us/research/ and searching under “Projects” for “Flashing Yellow Arrows” Or follow this link: http://dotapp7.dot.state.mn.us/projectPages/pages/projectDetails.jsf?id=9151&type=CONTRACT
Views: 910 Minnesota Local Road Research Board
This is a short video clip of a left turn traffic signal that includes the "Flashing Yellow Arrow" traffic signal. This traffic light is located at the entryway of the campus of California State University, Fullerton along State College Blvd. in Fullerton.
Views: 7408 Andrew Wang