New flashing lights cause confusion at Tyler intersection
POSTED: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 6:45pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:18pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — City officials added new signal lights to the intersection of Paluxy and the Loop here in Tyler. However, not many residents knew what the new signal meant. A flashing red arrow was added to get the attention of drivers on side streets who have become too comfortable with the “right turn on red” rule.
Drivers making the right-hand turn are getting in constant collisions with drivers making u-turns on the main streets. The drivers on side streets are pulling out too quickly before yielding to those making U-turns who have the right-of-way.
City Officials told us the flashing red arrow is new technology and will hopefully get the attention of those drivers. Employees in the shopping center located at that intersection say the frequently see horrible accidents. People are constantly honking their horn and trying to navigate the turns and believe the flashing arrows will help.