When approaching a flashing yellow traffic light, which is normally a red yellow green traffic signal…what do you do?

Other answer:

Melanie:
It means you need to slow down and look for cross-traffic. Why? Because usually when you have a flashing yellow the cross-street will have a flashing red, which works the same as a stop sign. Similarly to stop signs, if they don't see you coming they'll pull out in front of you.
Dimo J:
The LAW: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/…

(a) Flashing red (stop signal): … driver shall stop at a clearly marked limit line … the driver may proceed subject to the rules applicable after making a stop at a stop sign.

(b) Flashing yellow (caution signal): When a yellow lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, a driver may proceed through the intersection or past the signal only with caution.

Pat F85:
Green light= proceed with caution. Yellow light = be prepared to stop. Red light = Stop.
A flashing yellow light = be prepared to stop. A flashing red light = Stop, then proceed with caution.
Ianab:
It means the traffic signals are not operating.
Treat the intersection as uncontrolled. Use extra caution and normal give way rules to determine who has right of way.
Purplepanda:
treat a flashing yellow light like a stop sign
Willie:
Slow down and catch the red light and be safe.
josh:
slow down I believe

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