Traffic Engineering and Operations Office
The FDOT is authorized under Chapter 316 of the Florida Statutes and the Federal Highway Administration's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) to provide the state with a uniform system of traffic signals and signs. Florida has incorporated by state administrative rule the MUTCD, which includes standards for traffic signals and their use. The FDOT's Traffic Engineering Research Laboratory in Tallahassee performs extensive testing on traffic signals and approves them for sale and installation on Florida's roads.
For more information on Traffic Signals, refer to the following:
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Traffic Signals
- FHWA Article: Managing Traffic Flow through Signal Timing
- Guidelines for Operating a Signalized Intersection on Generator Power during a Power Outage
For additional information please contact Alan El-Urfali at Alan.El-Urfali@dot.state.fl.us