State, Local Officials Raise Awareness of Flashing Yellow Arrow Turn Signals
Top officials from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), Clark County, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the cities of Las Vegas and Henderson announced today that our community is more than halfway through an ambitious plan to make our roads safer by installing flashing yellow arrow traffic signals at about 400 intersections throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
“We’re pleased to work in partnership with the RTC of Southern Nevada and the local public works agencies to install flashing yellow arrows at the appropriate locations,” NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon said. “We believe they are safe, provide more efficient movement of traffic and reduce driver frustration.”
“Thanks to the combined efforts of our state and local governments, we are more than halfway through the installation process for the long list of intersections identified as needing these signals,” RTC Chairman and Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown said. “By working together we are making our roads and community safer.”
A Federal Highway Administration study showed flashing yellow arrow traffic signals help prevent crashes, reduce crashes, move more traffic through an intersection and provide additional traffic management flexibility. A preliminary analysis of a sample of activated flashing yellow arrow signals in the Las Vegas Valley showed they are making our intersection safer too.
The flashing yellow arrow tells the driver they can turn left so long as they yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. Since 2009, more than 200 flashing yellow arrow signals have been installed throughout Southern Nevada and another 189 are planned to come online during the next few years.
For more information, go to www.NevadaDOT.com, www.ClarkCountyNV.gov, or www.rtcsouthernnevada.com.