Flashing Yellow Arrow Left Turn Display
|Some new traffic signals built in Grapevine now utilize a Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) left turn display. The new FYA display has four types of arrow indications, as described below.|
|Steady Green Arrow – The left turn movement is “protected”, meaning that no conflicting movements are allowed. Proceed to turn with caution.
Steady Yellow Arrow– The signal is about to change to red. Prepare to stop or prepare to complete a turn if legally within the intersection and no conflicting traffic is present.
Steady Red Arrow– Left turn traffic must stop and wait.
Flashing Yellow Arrow– Left turns are “permitted”, meaning that oncoming traffic has a green and left turning vehicles may proceed cautiously, after yielding to oncoming vehicles and pedestrians.
This type of display has been required by the Federal Highway Administration for use nationally for certain types of new installations since 2009, and has been included in Texas law since the end of 2011. These standards were implemented based on extensive research and consideration by national experts because the FYA left turn display has several advantages over traditional left turn displays.
Some of the key advantages of the FYA left turn display are:
The deployment of FYA left turn displays is planned to occur at traffic signals throughout the City in coordination with planned upgrades of the displays or other significant rehabilitation projects.