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Public Works

Traffic Services

Flashing Yellow Arrow Left-Turn Traffic Signal

The flashing yellow arrow (FYA) left-turn traffic signal will replace the traditional "dog house" green circular left-turn signal throughout Henderson by the end of June 2012. Click on a link below for a description of how the FYA traffic signal works.

A common type of vehicular accident occurs when a motorist fails to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left turn. Federal Highway Administration studies show motorists have fewer accidents with flashing yellow left-turn arrows than with traditional green circular signals. The flashing yellow arrow is more intuitive to motorists and results in fewer false reactions.

The first FYA left-turn signal was installed at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Van Wagenen Street in July 2010. the city of Henderson was the first municipality in southern Nevada to use this type of signal.

 

Illustration of existing "dog house" left-turn signal compared to the new "flashing yellow arrow" left-turn signal

Illustration of existing "dog house" left-turn signal

Video showing how the flashing yellow
arrow left-turn signal works

Video showing how the flashing yellow arrow left-turn signal works