Some signals show the red-yellow for only one second, most common in Baden-Wüttemberg. German signals can have either a backboard (like in the photo of Stuttgart Albstraße, or similar to the ones used in the Benelux) or no backboard.
Some lights have the dreaded camera, that flashes a picture of your car's license plate if you go through a red light, and possible suspension of driving privileges. This is called Blitzkontrolle.
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Don't be confused with the Stadtbahn (light rail subway) signals, which are similar in shape to normal signals.
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