U.S. DOT releases update to Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
• Expanding the use of flashing yellow arrow signals at some intersections to give a clearer indication that drivers can turn left after yielding to any opposing traffic.
• Changing the formula used to calculate crosswalk times to give walkers more time.
• Identifying electronic toll collection lanes with purple signs – the first time purple has been sanctioned for use on highway signs.
• Adding overhead lane-use control signs to reduce confusion among drivers in unfamiliar multi-lane roadways.
For an overview of the new rules and recommendations, visit http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov or click here for Part II: Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration 23 CFR Part 655 National Standards for Traffic Control Devices; the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways; Revision; Final Rule.