New flashing yellow traffic signals installed in Tallahassee

Posted at 6:25 PM, Jan 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-10 13:43:01-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - You may notice some new traffic signals being installed at several lights in Tallahassee.

The City of Tallahassee installed new flashing yellow arrow (FYA) signals at select intersections in the Capital City. 

The first FYA traffic signals were installed along Park Avenue at key intersections, including Richview Road, Victory Garden Drive and Reece Park Lane.

Officials say the new traffic signals will make roadways safer by improving traffic flow and reducing accidents. 

We spoke with the Tallahassee Police Department about the new flashing yellow lights being added and what they mean for you.

"Basically, instead of just having your regular red, yellow -- or amber -- and green arrows, you're going to have a red arrow that means stop, a yellow arrow that means be prepared to stop before oncoming traffic comes and a flashing yellow arrow which means you still have to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk and other oncoming traffic because their light is still green,"said Officer Damon Miller. "But you can proceed in the intersection and make a left turn, just use caution."

City crews will install additional flashing yellow arrow (FYA) traffic signals on Sunday, January 14. Find out more about flashing yellow arrows here