FLASHING YELLOW ARROW (FYA) TRAFFIC SIGNAL IS COMING TO WATERLOO!

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By , July 6, 2012 2:54 pm

Flashing Yellow ArrowYou must yield when making a left turn.  This is very much like a solid green ball light for left turners. A driver who is planning to make a left turn must  yield to all other traffic who have the right of way such as opposing through traffic and pedestrians. Iowa DOT has more information on their site under “Introducing the flashing yellow left-turn arrow traffic signals” The reason behind it is to remind the motorist that when you are making a permitted left turn you need to yield to oncoming traffic. The green ball indication might confuse some of the drivers into thinking they have the right of way, particularly after a green arrow. Maryland was the first state to use FYA in 2000. They installed many of them.  Now, Maryland has banned the FYA.