New Left Turn Signal - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

New Left Turn Signal

Posted: Updated:
State Highway 79 and Professional is the site for the first flashing yellow arrow traffic signal in Wichita County.   The Intersection affects east and westbound drivers on State Highway 79. 

Traffic experts said the new signal will reduce confusion, improve safety, and move more vehicles through the intersection.  The new display is similar to standard traffic signals.  A steady green arrow allows the driver to make a protected left turn.  A flashing yellow arrow allows the driver to turn left, but alerts the driver to yield to oncoming traffic.  A steady yellow arrow alerts the driver that the signal is about to turn red and they should prepare to stop or safely complete the turn.  A steady red arrow requires the driver to stop.

Tx-Dot recently changed its traffic control device standards to reflect national changes.  The new flashing yellow signal will be gradually introduced at intersections across the state.