Flashing Yellow Arrow Turn Signal
In a continual effort to provide the safest roadways, the
Nevada Department of Transportation and certain local Nevada governments are
installing flashing yellow turn arrows at select signalized intersections.
Numerous turn signals are being updated to include flashing yellow arrow
signals to create a safer, more efficient left-hand turn. When on, this flashing
yellow arrow means a vehicle is allowed to cautiously enter an intersection only
to make the turn indicated by the arrow, but the driver must first yield to
oncoming traffic and pedestrians, then proceed with caution.
flashes, the flashing yellow arrow then becomes a steady (non-flashing) yellow
arrow or green arrow. Drivers should treat the steady yellow arrow just like a
standard yellow light- prepare to stop or safely clear the intersection before
the red light appears.
The new flashing yellow arrow provides a more
direct message than the traditional circular green indication for turns. It
reduces confusion because the turn lane display is no longer the same indication
as the adjacent through lanes.
WHAT THE TURN SIGNALS MEAN
- Safer-A national study demonstrated drivers had
fewer crashes with flashing yellow left-turn arrows than with traditional
- Less traffic delay-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
- More flexible-The new yellow flashing turn
display provides more options to most effectively handle all types of traffic
volume and reduce traffic back-ups.
Nevada Flashing Yellow Arrow Informational Resources
USING FLASHING YELLOW ARROW TURN SIGNALS