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Traffic Signals

Traffic Signals

Traffic signals are helpful to road users, providing information and help to enhance traffic safety and prevent accidents through to the control movement of vehicles and pedestrians at intersections. A good driver must know what each light means and how to proceed when faces them in any situation.

Traffic signs should be sited at the correct distance at side of roads with a clear message, avoiding the reflection in certain zones. Driving knowledge at this point considers three standards of round lights: red, yellow and green; but many countries also use single flashing lights and colored arrows.

Basic Traffic Signals

Pedestrian traffic signals

Some pedestrian signals integrate a countdown timer, that showing the seconds remaining for crossing phase. This guide show below some special traffic signals located at many intersections and busy roads.

Traffic Signal

Traffic Signal

These signals indicate when pedestrians may cross a roadway.
Traffic Signal

Traffic Signal

WALK: You may start crossing and you have enough time to reach the other side before the signal changes.

DON'T WALK: Don't start to cross the street. But if you already started and are in the crosswalk, you may finish crossing safely.
Traffic Signal

Traffic Signal

Flashing red figure or flashing words "WAIT"

Don't cross the road. If already crossing you may finish crossing
Traffic Signal

Traffic Signal

Non-flashing red figure or non-flashing words "WAIT"

Do not step out on to the road wait for the green figure or words "CROSS"
Traffic Signal

Traffic Signal

Non-flashing green figure or words "CROSS"

Start walking safely.