How should drivers respond to a flashing yellow arrow?

When approaching a flashing yellow arrow, drivers are allowed to turn left after yielding to all oncoming traffic and to any pedestrians in the crosswalk.

Oncoming traffic has a green light. Drivers must wait for a safe gap in oncoming traffic before turning. It is illegal to pull into the intersection with a flashing yellow light if the driver is unable to move through the intersection immediately.

To learn more about flashing yellow arrows, visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation website.

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1. How do traffic signals work?
2. How much do traffic signals cost?
3. Will a traffic signal make an intersection safer?
4. How does the City decide where to install signals?
5. Why is the "Walk" light so short? I can only get halfway across before it starts flashing.
6. Why can't the signals be timed together to reduce delay?
7. What should drivers do when a traffic signal is flashing or all lights are dark?
8. How should drivers respond to a flashing yellow arrow?
9. Which government agency owns which traffic signals?