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 Option 2 called for the temporary installation of stop signs followed by a traffic signal. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 May 2021 He was booked at San Francisco County Jail on two charges of vehicular manslaughter, two counts of felony hit and run, reckless driving and failing to stop for a red traffic signal. Nora Mishanec, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 May 2021 When a call came in about an apparent traffic signal malfunction, only one officer was available to respond due to heavy call volume, Plano police said in a Facebook post about the event. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 12 May 2021 According to the police account, a caller had reported a broken traffic signal at the intersection but the responding officer found that there were about 50 protesters in and near the road. Tom Steele, Dallas News, 10 May 2021 The man was arrested and charged with OVI, disobeying a traffic signal, driving without a license, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and possession of criminal tools. cleveland, 24 Feb. 2021 Thus, rather than having to rely solely on a visual indication of whether a traffic signal is green-yellow-red, this can be transmitted electronically. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 The traffic signal is part of a broader plan to improve traffic flow in the busy Riverdale shopping area, the city said. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, 18 Apr. 2021 And a traffic signal for camels rates 10 out of 10. CNN, 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of traffic signal

1893, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jun 2021

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“Traffic signal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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