If there are one or more yellow flashing lights at traffic signals, what does it mean? If there are one or more yellow flashing lights at traffic signals, what does it mean?

  • A. All cars must stop as emergency vehicles are coming through

  • B. The lights are faulty and the Give Way rules apply

  • C. There's a diversion ahead

  • D. Move to the left hand side of the road

  • E. Drive on at the same speed

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    The correct answer is B
     
    Correct. Proceed with caution. The lights are 'on the blink'.
     
 
 
 

Yellow flashing traffic signals

If there are one or more yellow flashing lights at traffic signals the lights are faulty.

When the lights are faulty use the give way rules to determine who goes first. Use caution, though, and assume that other drivers might not know the rules.

The basic give way rules are:

At very busy intersections police officers may take over providing traffic signals. You can see the signals here.