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UDOT Testing Out New Traffic Lights at Intersection Near East High

UDOT Testing Out New Traffic Lights at Intersection Near East High



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Marc Giauque, KSL NewsradioSome drivers in Salt Lake City tomorrow will have a new way to know when to make a left-hand turn at an intersection.

At most intersections now, a green arrow means go. A green round light means you can still make a left turn, but only if there's no oncoming traffic. UDOT's Nile Easton says the configuration has sometimes confused motorists.

Nile Easton, UDOT: "A lot of people don't do them correctly, or they underestimate how much time they have."

UDOT Testing Out New Traffic Lights at Intersection Near East High

Now, at some intersections near East High School, UDOT is testing a new setup. A completely separate signal will include green, yellow, yellow flashing and red arrows.

Nile Easton, UDOT: "Yellow flashing you can turn, but you still have to yield to oncoming traffic."

Easton says the system has worked well in 10 other states, demonstrating a decrease in the number of crashes involving left-hand turns.

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