traffic signal


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 That money would go towards traffic signal timing modifications, sign installation and permanent barricades. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, "Here are the issues with closing Plum Street for the 'Black Lives Matter!' mural," 27 June 2020 Officers were monitoring the traffic signal and observed a vehicle run the red light at the intersection. Houston Chronicle, "Memorial Villages Police Department weekly report," 22 June 2020 As the Saturn drove through the traffic signal, a green Mitsubishi SUV driving south on S. 26th St. hit the Saturn, according to Mitchell. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Six children transported to hospital with minor injuries after car crash in Louisville," 19 June 2020 Palmdale residents have demanded surveillance video around the time and place where Fuller’s body was found, but the city said there were no outdoor cameras, and video recorders on a nearby traffic signal could not have captured what happened. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Los Angeles County officials will further investigate death of Black man found hanging from tree," 15 June 2020 The city said there were no outdoor cameras, and video recorders on a nearby traffic signal could not have captured what happened. Los Angeles Times, "Family of Robert Fuller, a Black man found hanging from a tree in Palmdale, demands ‘truth’," 13 June 2020 His night of fun has been ruined by a dude who can’t read a swaying traffic signal. Scott Ostler,, "Busted in Augusta: a glassy-eyed tale of golf, chicken and the local slammer," 7 June 2020 Later in the summer the plan is to wrap two traffic signal boxes with public art and install eight bike racks throughout the intersection between the Doughnut Pantry and Malley’s Chocolates. John Benson, cleveland, "Installation of Warren Road public art mural turning heads in Lakewood," 3 June 2020 An alternate entrance is from the now-disabled traffic signal lane on northbound Grogan’s Mill Road, which has been replaced by a temporary one-way stop sign with oncoming traffic not restricted. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Woodlands Farmers Market to reopen Saturday with extensive changes," 21 May 2020

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First Known Use of traffic signal

1917, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jul 2020

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“Traffic signal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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