Tolyatti blogger Alexander Morozov reports that in his city, at one of the intersections, an unusual section appeared at the traffic light with the image of a pedestrian and a moon-white arrow. This innovation caused a lot of questions among the residents of the city: why was this done ?!
Morozov also could not answer this question, and asked it to his readers.
It turned out that this sign means that the driver can turn, but first he must give way to pedestrians on the street where he turns. It is already being put in full swing at lightly loaded intersections. It's just that the green light on the street from which the car is turning is aligned with the green light on the street from which the car is turning. It is understood that the driver must start moving when there are no oncoming cars or pedestrians. And at lightly loaded intersections, this really works, but at busy ones, according to eyewitnesses, it doesn’t really work, especially when turning left. Experts say that this measure should increase the capacity of the intersection, but it should be used very carefully.
These signs began to appear last year in Arkhangelsk and Tula, then they reached Moscow and other cities.
However, according to the review of one of the readers, this is “an absolutely useless, and in some places harmful thing. Sometimes they are installed so that they cover the signs. According to the traffic rules, the way must be given anyway..."