Look for the “flashing arrows.” Joanna Bush of the Wisconsin DOT says some new traffic signals are being installed at intersections around the state. The flashing yellow arrows allow drivers to make a left turn, after yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. Bush says the arrows might be a bit confusing at first, but she expects drivers will get used to them.
Bush says the agency has been mixed reactions to the changes: “But so far we haven’t any seen any sort of indication that it’s created any problems in the field, which was our number one concern.”
The changes are required now by the Federal Highway Administration following a decade-long study on safety and traffic flow at intersections.