Development of Guidelines for Permitted Left-Turn Phasing Using Flashing Yellow Arrows

The objective of this project was to develop guidelines for time-of-day use of permitted left-turn phasing, which can then be implemented using flashing yellow arrows (FYA). This required determining how the risk for left-turn crashes varied as traffic-flow conditions varied during the course of a representative day. This was accomplished by developing statistical models, which expressed the risk of occurrence of a left-turn crash during a given hour as a function of the left-turn demand, the opposing traffic volume, and a classification of the approach with respect to the opposing traffic speed limit, the type of left-turn protection, and whether or not opposing left-turn traffic could obstruct sight distance. The models were embedded in a spreadsheet tool which will allow operations personnel to enter, for a candidate intersection approach, existing turning movement counts, and a classification of the approach with respect to speed limit, turn protection, and sight distance issues and receive a prediction of how the risk of left-turn crash occurrence varies throughout the day, relative to a user-specified reference condition.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 86p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01570615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MN/RC 2015-27, CTS # 2013025
  • Contract Numbers: (c) 99008 (wo) 63
  • Created Date: Jul 21 2015 12:04PM