The United States has the most violent weather on Earth.

That's especially true in coastal regions like southern Louisiana. Power outages are a common occurrence. So are traffic signal malfunctions. What do you do when approaching an intersection with a traffic light that's not working correctly?

No lights? If it's not lit at all, it's a four way stop.

Flashing red? Treat it like a stop sign.

Flashing yellow? Proceed with caution.

Remembering these simple rules could save your car a trip to the repair shop, and you, a trip to the hospital...or worse.