At the intersection of Midway Road and Telulah Avenue, a new kind of traffic light will be installed with a flashing yellow arrow. After several years of studies, the U.S. Department of Transportation determined that a flashing yellow arrow was needed to signal drivers to yield before turning. The signal will hopefully reduce any right-of-way confusion generated by the green arrow for left turns.
According to Sgt. Pat DeWall of the Appleton Police Department, the majority of accidents in the city occur at intersections. "So far this year, we've issued 918 citations for failure to yield while making a left turn," stated DeWall. Others fear that the new traffic signal will create even greater confusion over turning procedure.
The lights are a part of a federal mandate to eventually standardize intersections.
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