Tuesday, August 17, 2010

VDOT Video: Flashing Yellow Traffic Signal

Transportation departments across the country have recently begun installing flashing yellow signals, with nearly half of all states now having at least one. In June, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) first used a flashing yellow arrow signal when three were activated on Route 60 in James City County at the entrance to Busch Gardens.

According to VDOT, flashing yellow arrows are more effective than the more common circular green light and other signals at conveying to drivers the need to yield before turning left at permissive turns. Studies have shown that after a short learning period, flashing yellow signals are better understood, better obeyed and are safer.

What do you think Loudoun County? We up for flashing yellow traffic signals or do you think it'll just be too confusing? Comment below. And visit www.virginiadot.org for more information.

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