Researchers have found that a flashing yellow arrow is more efficient because it allows more traffic to move through an intersection safely.

Approximately one decade of research has indicated that phasing in yellow arrow lights should be a priority because the data shows that drivers are less likely to make mistakes with a flashing arrow.

When there is a flashing yellow arrow on a road light, it is clear to the driver that there are potential hazards that need to be evaluated before proceeding. Left turn accidents can lead to devastating injuries and fatalities.

Flashing yellow arrow lights are typically used to indicate that drivers may be able to go forward and make a left turn only after they have verified that there is no oncoming traffic or other obstacles that could lead to an incident. If you moved into the intersection when it wasn’t clear during a yellow flashing arrow, you could be held responsible for that accident. 

A solid green bulb can be confusing for drivers because they may assume that they have the right of way despite the fact they do not have the right of way when making a left turn. A flashing yellow arrow indicates that they need to yield to people coming in the opposite direction and other obstacles in the intersection. If you have already been involved in an accident while making a left turn because of another driver’s reckless or negligent behavior. Set aside time to speak with a personal injury lawyer in San Diego immediately.

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