A big change is coming to T-Town-- new traffic signals are being installed along Skyland Boulevard.

The new traffic signals have been implemented to decrease accidents caused by drivers' making left-hand turns. The signals feature four different arrows; here's a quick look at what each color means:

  • Solid green arrow: you can turn left; oncoming traffic must stop
  • Steady yellow arrow: you can turn left, but the light is about to change
  • Steady red arrow: you cannot turn left
  • Flashing yellow arrow: you can turn left after yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians

Cities who have installed these new signals have seen up to a 25 percent reduction in accidents caused by left-hand turns.