traffic signal

noun

Definition of traffic signal

: a signal (such as a traffic light) for controlling traffic

Examples of traffic signal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While in the new intersection, drivers will cross through the intersection at a traffic signal and then will not have to stop to access the ramp, according to the DOT. Alex Groth, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 May 2022 The motorist died after Sytch's vehicle failed to stop during a traffic signal and crashed into a car, which then hit a third vehicle in front of it, Ormond Beach Police previously said in a news release. Andy Rose, CNN, 7 May 2022 According to the Ormond Beach Police Department on the night of March 25, two vehicles were stopped at a traffic signal. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2022 Temporary traffic signal installation will begin this week, according to a city of Aurora press release. Steve Lord, Chicago Tribune, 11 July 2022 Montgomery County transportation officials adjusted the traffic signal timing at Frederick Road, which is Maryland State Road 355 and runs parallel to I-270, to accommodate more cars. Justin George, Washington Post, 16 June 2022 Construction is expected to take nine to 12 months and will include new traffic signal poles, roadway median improvements, and additional signs and striping. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 June 2022 Officials have since installed a traffic signal and pedestrian crossing at the intersection, renamed Banks Way in honor of the young mother. Claudia Lauer, ajc, 31 May 2022 Village Administrator Steven Kreklow said the village also plans to install a traffic signal at Goldendale and Holy Hill roads. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 8 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of traffic signal

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of traffic signal was in 1893

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Last Updated

29 Jul 2022

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“Traffic signal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traffic%20signal. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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