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New Traffic Lights Might Be Confusing Drivers

Updated May 28, 2020 | By Wilson Kehoe Winingham staff

While driver negligence is a common cause of car accidents, other things can cause them, too.

For example, an 2015 accident in Indiana may have been caused by confusing traffic lights. If you have concerns about traffic lights, intersections, or other roadways in Indiana that may lead to a crash, make sure to file a report with the state or local government.

New Traffic Lights May Confuse Drivers

According to a report from WISHTV, one woman was killed and two others were injured in a recent crash at an intersection on the south side of Indianapolis in 2015. The crash occurred after new traffic lights were installed at the intersection in mid-April. A sign next to the light instructs drivers to yield when the light is flashing yellow. However, as many drivers are used to having the right of way at a flashing yellow light, witnesses believed the driver was confused as to whether to stop or go.

The report states that in Colorado, authorities are actually removing flashing yellow lights due to the confusion they present to drivers. Meanwhile, however, Indiana’s Department of Transportation has plans to install these lights all across the state. The department will investigate the safety of the intersection—which has been described as very busy—as is standard procedure following an accident.

How to File a Complaint in Indiana

The Indiana Division of Transportation (INDOT) takes complaints for all state roads, highways, and interstates. If you have a concern with one of these roads, contact INDOT. If you have a complaint about one of the city roads in Indianapolis, contact the Mayor’s Action Center. If you live outside of Marion County and have a complaint, contact your city or county to lodge a complaint.

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