More “Yield On Flashing Yellow Arrow” traffic signals are being installed around the Lake area, replacing the traditional “left turn yield on green ball” indication currently used in many dedicated left-turn lanes. The goal is to reduce the confusion some motorists experience when the left-turn signal appears at the same as the green light for the adjacent through lanes of traffic. But as MoDOT’s Bob Lynch told KB on “Ozarks This Morning,” the new signals seem to be causing MORE confusion for some motorists:
When drivers see the flashing yellow arrow, they should yield to oncoming vehicles and pedestrians … before proceeding with caution through the intersection.
And the signals aren’t exactly new. The first one was installed in the Lake area last October, at the intersection of Business Route 54 and Route 52 in Eldon.