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New Traffic Signal Used to Reduce Auto Accidents

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A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 25,580 people died and many more were injured in 2012 auto accidents from January through September. Being prepared before an accident can enable a victim to obtain all the necessary information that will be helpful to their case.

Consulting a Clayton County attorney after an auto accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident you should discuss your case with an accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) recently implemented a new traffic signal in an effort to decrease auto accidents at dangerous intersections. The flashing yellow arrow, a variation on the left turn signal, allows left turns provided drivers yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians, both of which have the right-of-way.

A study by the FHA concluded that the flashing yellow arrow had multiple benefits:

  • prevented auto accidents;
  • moved more traffic through an intersection;
  • provided additional traffic management flexibility.

Other benefits include no supplemental signage and additional opportunities for vehicles to turn left without a green arrow. It is expected that the flashing yellow arrow will be required at all intersections nationwide.

If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith. We can obtain the relevant evidence including police reports.

Category: Auto Accidents

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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