Well after a fairly long blackout a few years back, you would think that people by now know how to act at a traffic light that is out, but it boggles my mind every time it happens (as it did yesterday on the way to picking my daughter up from dance), the ignorance of some drivers is just incredible.
First of the lights blink in different colours, one direction gets the blinking red light, while the other one get blinking orange, that should be your first clue. Seems easy enough to me, but then why are there some that just zoom right thru the red light just because they are on the main street, or so they think. Do you run red lights under normal circumstances like that too?
Then others are totally lost and stand there forever, not knowing what to do and when to go and wait for no traffic at all.
Then others just drive, because there is nothing to tell them they can't, without being cautious or courteous to others, a few are at least that.
I didn't know it was that hard to remember or to figure out... so here it is for all those who have no clue:
IF AN INTERSECTION HAS FLASHING TRAFFIC LIGHTS,due to whatever reason, IT IS TO BE TREATED LIKE A FOUR WAY STOP.
Might be a little bit more complicated at a four lane street, but the concept stays the same.