A flashing yellow arrow signal means turns may proceed with caution after yielding to oncoming traffic. A flashing yellow arrow may apply to both left and right turn movements.
When turning left on a flashing yellow arrow, drivers must yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians in the crosswalk before turning. Oncoming traffic always has a green signal and the right-of-way.
Flashing yellow arrows replace the traditional green ball when turning left. A national study showed flashing yellow left-turn arrows are more understandable to drivers. Lincoln’s upgraded signals give drivers more opportunities to turn left and traffic engineers more options to keep traffic moving at different times of the day.