What does a red blinking traffic light indicate?


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A red flashing traffic light is the same as a stop sign. Drivers who come upon a blinking red light should stop, and then proceed when the way is clear according to normal driving rules.

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What does a red blinking traffic light indicate?
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Steady and flashing signal lights mean different things. When red lights and red arrows remain illuminated, drivers must stop and wait until the light changes to green before proceeding. Flashing red lights require drivers to follow the right-of-way rules.

Yellow lights also flash. While a steady yellow light or arrow directs drivers to slow down before the traffic light turns red, a flashing yellow light warns drivers to slow down and be cautious.

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