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It means that you may make the indicated turn on a permissive basis, after yielding to conflicting vehicles and pedestrians.

This is usually the same as turning on the circular green, but the flashing yellow arrow can be displayed at times when the straight ahead movement can not be given a green light.

The purpose is to eliminate a dangerous condition called yellow trap. It occurs when the circular green is used to allow permissive turns, and one circular green ends sooner than the oncoming circular green. The left turning driver receiving the earlier yellow light tries to turn across traffic that still has a green light, causing an accident. The flashing yellow arrow can keep flashing until the oncoming green gets a yellow, allowing the driver to turn safely.

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What does a yellow arrow traffic light mean?

A yellow arrow traffic light means that you should yield in the direction you are going. These are often in place when you are turning left.


What does a blinking red arrow on the traffic light mean?

It means stop first then can proceed if clear


What does a yellow traffic arrow mean?

A yellow arrow traffic light means that you should yield in the direction you are going. These are often in place when you are turning left.


What is a yellow blinking light at an intersection mean?

Yield. It usually means the cross-traffic has a blinking red light (stop sign). slow down because someone may pull out


What does it mean when the traffic lights blinks red or yellow?

When a traffic light blinks red it means 'yield,' so proceed as if it were a four way stop sign. I've never heard of one blinking only yellow.


What does a red traffic light mean what a flashing red traffic light mean?

a red traffic light means stop and a red blinking flashing light means its a stop sign


When a traffic light shows both a red light in a green arrow in the direction you wish to turn you?

If the green arrow shows for the direction you want to turn then you obey the green arrow, the red light is for all other traffic. The green arrow basically overrules the red light for the direction of the arrow.


What follows a green traffic light?

Yellow light


Truck hesitate and engine light is blinking?

In the manual for my car it says a blinking, yellow check engine light means the catalytic converter is malfunctioning.


Who has the right a way the person with a green light and a green arrow pointing left or the oncoming traffic does?

Normally, the green arrow would indicate that the opposing traffic has a red light and as such the green arrow traffic has right of way.However, due to mechanical or planning errors it is possible that the opposing traffic will also have a green light. If this happens, the opposing traffic (by virtue of going straight) has right of way. If this opposing traffic does not appear to be stopping, green arrow traffic should assume that opposing traffic has a green arrow and right of way. In the event of a collision when both have green, green arrow traffic (turning left) will be found at fault except in no-fault states where this will be considered a no-fault accident.


Should I get a ticket for being in a intersection because I went on a left yellow arrow and the light turned red before I was able to clear the intersection because of traffic?

General rules of the road state that you must clear the intersection by the time the red light illuminates; if there was traffic preventing you from clearing the intersection before you entered it on a yellow light then you should not have entered the intersection because of impediments to traffic.


How should a flashing yellow light be treated?

You proceed with caution. You don't stop at a blinking yellow light, but you need to keep alert and aware of what is in that intersection.

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