Yield, Then Turn
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.
Traditional Traffic Signal
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.
Did You Know?
Flashing yellow arrows...
were approved for use by Federal Highway Administration in 2006
reduce left-turning crashes by up to 25%
minimize travel delays by providing more turning opportunities