|PennDOT Introduces a New, Safer, Traffic Signal|
A safer and more efficient left turn signal has debuted in Chester County, Pocopson Township at the intersection of Pocopson Road and Route 52 – the Flashing Yellow Arrow – and will be coming to other intersections near you soon.
The flashing yellow arrow means YIELD to oncoming traffic and pedestrians and to proceed with caution. This replaces the common circular green indication for left turns.
Benefits of Flashing Yellow Arrow
- More intuitive to motorists
- According to national data, can reduce left-turn crashes as much as 20%
- Keeps traffic moving by offering motorists more opportunities to make left turns
- Consistency with other states adopting the signal