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Turning left in Thonotosassa? Look out for the new flashing arrow

THONOTOSASSA — Hillsborough County drivers will find themselves face to face with a new traffic signal: a flashing yellow arrow.

The arrow, which indicates motorists can turn left with caution after yielding the right of way to oncoming traffic, was set up Monday at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Fowler Avenue, according to the Department of Transportation.

The new signal was born of a Federal Highway Administration study that determined it would help prevent crashes and move more traffic through an intersection safely.

The arrow would provide a clear distinction between when left-turning drivers have the right of way and when they must yield, officials said.

Because many intersections already have arrow lights, the cost of creating a flashing yellow signal is minimal, according to the study.

Turning left in Thonotosassa? Look out for the new flashing arrow 02/07/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 11:09am]
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