Choose to be Safe: Obey Flashing Signals

What is the difference between flashing signals and solid signals?

Flashing red lights operate in the same way as a stop sign. A driver must come to a complete stop at the stop line. Before proceeding through the intersection, a driver must yield to any pedestrians or other road usersIf two vehicles arrive at the same time, a driver must yield to the driver on his/her right.

What should a driver do differently at a flashing light versus a solid light?

Flashing red lights work like stop signs; a driver may go through the intersection when it is safe and legal to do so.
At a solid light, a driver may only proceed when the light has changed to green.

What are the advantages of a red flashing light over a stop sign?

A flashing light may be more visible to motorists than a sign.