Look carefully in all directions before continuing. RED A red traffic light means STOP. You can turn right against a red light ONLY after stopping and giving way to pedestrians and vehicles in your path. DO NOT turn if there is a NO TURN ON RED sign.
RED ARROW A red arrow means STOP until the green signal or green arrow appears. You can't turn against a red arrow. YELLOW A yellow signal light alerts you that the red signal is about to appear. When you see the yellow light, you should stop, if you can do it safely.
If you can't stop, look for vehicles that can enter the intersection when the light changes. YELLOW ARROW An illuminated red arrow is about to appear. Stop if you are not already at the intersection. GREEN ARROW A green arrow means GO, but you must first give way to any vehicle, bicycle, or pedestrian that is still at the intersection.
The green arrow pointing to the right or left allows you to make a protected turn; oncoming vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians stop with a red light whenever the green arrow is lit. TRAFFIC SIGNAL BLACKOUT If all traffic lights fail due to a power outage, you should stop at the intersection and then continue when you know other approaching vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians have stopped. A switched off traffic signal works the same as a four-stop intersection. Flashing traffic signs are generally used to warn road users of dangerous intersections.
Instead, the flashing red light at an intersection has the same meaning as a stop sign. Must stop completely at a boundary line or crosswalk and give way to crossing vehicles and pedestrians. You can only proceed when safe to do so. Why do traffic lights flash? Intersections often blink because they detect a problem with the proper operation of the system and the traffic signal cannot safely maintain normal operation.
Just for the record, a red or yellow blink doesn't always mean there's a problem. This method of traffic control is sometimes used to manage traffic in the “time of day” settings. For example, an intersection that sees a low volume of traffic after midnight can be configured to blink to avoid cyclical phases. Usually, when the lights flash red in all directions, this usually means that all directions of traffic have a relatively high volume.
In a situation where the lights flash in this way, drivers with the yellow flashing light should slow down and proceed with caution. They have the right of way. Drivers facing flashing red lights should treat it as a stop sign and stop completely and then continue through the intersection when they can with caution as cross traffic doesn't have to stop. While it may seem polite to stop and let cross traffic out if you see the yellow flashing lights, it creates an annoyance and safety hazard for those behind you.
Denver7 traffic anchor Jayson Luber says he's been covering Denver subway traffic ever since Ben-Hur was driving a car. Traffic signs are used to control traffic at intersections by guiding and regulating the flow of traffic. Setting the controller to red flash mode prolongs the traffic problem because the signal cannot resume normal operations when power is restored, and taking a traffic sign out of red flash mode carries numerous traffic safety risks. I hope that every time this happens, law enforcement in the area will be notified so that they can help with traffic control and can notify the right agency to fix the traffic lights.
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