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Green, Yellow and Red: Importance of traffic signals.

Traffic signals have their implications. They help drivers to avoid risks and guide them to safe driving by following the rules.

These signals are placed at vantage points on the sides of the roads, and overhead along the high streets. They intend to alert road users and warn them in places where there are corners, slopes and animals. They also tell the drivers the names of cities, regions, places, and aid stations.

Therefore, each driver and road user has to learn the importance of these signals and understand them. All drivers must be fully conscious and aware of the importance of adhering to these signals unless there is a traffic policeman on the spot who is guiding the road users on particular directions.

There are several types of traffic signs, including warning signs that aim at warning the road user on a danger ahead of him. There are also indicative signs and guidelines which guide the road users by showing directions and distances.

The traffic lights, which I will focus on, are not taken seriously by some drivers. Many people do not realise the importance of adhering to their indications. That is why we often see people jumping the red light and thus, putting their lives and the lives of others at risk.

Ignoring the red light is dangerous as it may cause fatal accidents. Here, I would like to clarify to those who do not know the meaning of traffic lights. The red signal means you have to stop completely and wait behind the line that is drawn on the ground.

The yellow signal means you should stop or start moving. In case the yellow signal is hazy, then there is a possibility of moving with caution after making sure that the road is free. There are many people who jump the red signal, which may cause fatal accidents.

The green signal means you are allowed to move your vehicle. Beware while you are on the road.

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Date:Feb 19, 2011
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