A FYA traffic signal head features a flashing yellow arrow indication in addition to red, yellow and green steady arrow indications. While the flashing yellow arrow indication is displayed, left-turns are permitted, but the motorist must first yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. Otherwise, the new traffic signals work the same as traditional signals. Flashing yellow arrow signals have been shown to help drivers make fewer mistakes.They keep motorists safer during heavy traffic and reduce delays when traffic is light. A national study demonstrated that drivers found flashing yellow left-turn arrows more understandable than traditional yield-on-green indications.The FYA was added as an optional configuration in the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and is currently being used in a majority of states nationwide.
This page provides various resources that may be of interest to the public to better understand the meaning of FYA and its use and to the transportation professional community to achieve consistent application of FYA throughout Pennsylvania.
|04/29/2016||PENNDOT ANNOUNCES FIRST USE OF FLASHING YELLOW ARROW SIGNALS||View|
|05/04/2016||FIRST FLASHING YELLOW ARROW SIGNAL IN PENNSYLVANIA NOW OPERATIONAL||View|
|02/02/2017||PENNDOT TO ACTIVATE FIRST FLASHING YELLOW ARROW SIGNAL IN SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA||View|