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Old 02-13-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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Seems to be an issue out here in the valley. For all the future Vegas residents that may not be familiar with these, take notice. I admit, the first time that I say an active flashing yellow arrow, I thought that the traffick signal had a malfunction and was set to emergency 4-way mode.



Here is one of the incidents that caused the big stir.

Flashing yellow traffic lights: Safe or dangerous? - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

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Emily was in a booster seat in the back of her father's sedan when it was hit by an SUV making a sudden left turn on a flashing yellow light.
"I really can't blame (the other driver), I can, but I can't. I just - honest to God - I put the blame on the turn signals," Kay said. "I want to see exactly how they came up with this, and why they come up with this."
The flashing arrows are the latest addition to the valley's traffic system, designed to speed up long waits at left turns.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:15 PM
 
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These recently implemented flashing yellow turn signal is confusing many drivers so just be careful and pay attention to the car in front of you. In the past yellow light means prepare to stop now its the opposite, go and turn when there is no car approaching from the opposite lanes.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:18 PM
 
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It was an asinine decision to put these in. Vegas drivers see a yellow arrow- they speed up to make the left. This is going to cause many accidents.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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It was an asinine decision to put these in. Vegas drivers see a yellow arrow- they speed up to make the left. This is going to cause many accidents.
....or they will slam the brakes.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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The key word is "Yield"..Then take notice the arrow is flashing.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:50 PM
 
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The key word is "Yield"..Then take notice the arrow is flashing.
You haven't been here very long, right?

We get so many red-light runners (especially on left-turn signals) that long-time locals count to three before entering an intersection if they are first in line.

We also avoid turning right on red if the opposite lane has a green arrow because nobody respects the rules about staying in the same lane you started in while turning left.

No one trusts anyone's turn signals (on the rare occasion they are actually used) because we have so many people driving around: a.) drunk B.) on a phone or texting C.) unfamiliar with the area which leads to sudden turns out of nowhere cutting you off from three lanes over when their GPS barks at them to "turn here." D.) Non-English reading / speaking so unable to read the signs.

And they thought it was a good idea to throw change into this mix? Bwahahaha. Your tax dollars at work, people.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:00 PM
 
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You haven't been here very long, right?

We get so many red-light runners (especially on left-turn signals) that long-time locals count to three before entering an intersection if they are first in line.

We also avoid turning right on red if the opposite lane has a green arrow because nobody respects the rules about staying in the same lane you started in while turning left.

No one trusts anyone's turn signals (on the rare occasion they are actually used) because we have so many people driving around: a.) drunk B.) on a phone or texting C.) unfamiliar with the area which leads to sudden turns out of nowhere cutting you off from three lanes over when their GPS barks at them to "turn here." D.) Non-English reading / speaking so unable to read the signs.

And they thought it was a good idea to throw change into this mix? Bwahahaha. Your tax dollars at work, people.

I agree with you but there will be a reg that comes in and disputes there are red light runners by posting some stats in 3....2....
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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As far as I am concerned, the flashing yellows are great. They save a lot of time. I used to have to wait forever at some of these lights before they installed them.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:22 PM
 
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I'm usually too drunk, or busy texting to notice the yellow lights.


Just kidding of course. They are trying to solve the problem with idiots not understanding how to turn on green. It won't work, can't cure stupidity.

Did you guys know that 80% of American's think they are smarter than average?

How many of them do you think know what left of center means?
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:26 PM
 
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As far as I am concerned, the flashing yellows are great. They save a lot of time. I used to have to wait forever at some of these lights before they installed them.
I agree. Vegas seems to have some of the longest red light wait times I've ever experienced. These yellow turning signals sure help cut travel time.

Like anything new, there is an adjustment period. In a couple years, everybody will be used to it and it will become 2nd nature.
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