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Across Rhode Island we are planning to make use of a new type of signal that uses a flashing yellow arrow. At first glance they don't look much different compared with a traditional signal with a left-turn arrow, but they have been proven to improve safety and move traffic more efficiently at intersections.
Safety: A national study demonstrated drivers had fewer crashes with flashing yellow left-turn arrows than with traditional signals.
Minimize Delays: Motorists have more opportunities to make a left turn with the flashing yellow left-turn arrow than with the traditional yielding left-turn indications, which keeps traffic moving.
Flexiblty: The new yellow flashing turn display provides more options to most effectively handle all types of traffic volume and reduce traffic back-ups.
|Steady Red Arrow: Stop and wait.|
|Steady Yellow Arrow: Prepare to stop. Signal is changing.|
|Flashing Yellow Arrow: Proceed with left turn after yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. Oncoming traffic has a green light.|
|Steady Green Arrow: Proceed with left turn. Oncoming traffic has a red light.|