Flashing Yellow Signal
How does a flashing left-turn arrow work?
A flashing yellow arrow means left turns are permitted, but you must first yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians and then proceed with caution. The flashing yellow arrow does not replace the solid yellow arrow and its meaning. However, it does replace the green "ball" indication as a signal for a yielding left turn. Drivers should always remember: a flashing yellow = turn with caution.
Solid red arrow = STOP
- Drivers turning left must stop.
- You may complete your turn only if you legally entered the intersection and there is no conflicting traffic present.
Solid green arrow = TURN LEFT ONLY
- You must yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians and then proceed with caution.
Light intervals are set short for this illustration only. Actual light intervals vary from signal to signal, depending on traffic and the time of day.
- Oncoming traffic must stop. Do not go straight.
The Federal Highway Administration allows communities to use flashing yellow left-turn signals on certain roadway intersections. Currently, Arapahoe County has installed a flashing yellow arrow signal at the Broncos Parkway and Potomac Street intersection. The use of flashing yellow arrows are approved in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.