A new traffic signal aims to make Alabama drivers safer

On Behalf of | Feb 10, 2016 | Car Accidents

Alabama is releasing a new type of traffic signal in the hopes that it will reduce traffic accidents. It is a flashing yellow left-turn arrow that will be installed in high-traffic intersections throughout the state.

The flashing yellow arrow means that you can turn, but you must yield to any oncoming traffic and pedestrians. When the arrow turns from flashing yellow to solid yellow, this means that it will soon turn red and turns are prohibited.

According to Drive Safe Alabama, the flashing yellow turn signal arrows are safer than the existing left-turn arrows. They give drivers more information about how much time they have before the light turns red so they will be able to make better decisions. In addition, traffic engineers will have increased control over handling changing traffic conditions with these new signals.

While the state hopes the new signals will make driving safer, nothing can prevent all car accidents. If you are in any type of car accident, including those involving the new flashing yellow arrows, you can seek damages from the negligent party. A personal injury lawyer can assist you in understanding your rights in vehicle accidents involving:

  • Cars
  • Commercial trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Bicycles
  • Pedestrians
  • Drunk or distracted drivers

If another party’s negligence causes property damage or injuries, you can seek compensation for losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Learn more today.

Also, to see the locations of the flashing yellow arrow signals, click here.

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