What do YOU call this light: yellow, orange or amber?

I have a friend who needs to know what Americans call this light. Is it yellow, orange or amber? In South Africa the most common term is "orange". What's your country's term?

And my piece of trivia for the day is that this is called a robot in South Africa, not a traffic light!
We refer to it as a yellow light in the States. It's funny, I never thought there would be a difference from country to country!
posted February 15th, 2011  
Yes, in the US we call it yellow. Although I think our middle light is more yellow than the one pictured here. Funny trivia!
posted February 15th, 2011  
Amber or orange. There was a TV campaign to get people to drive more safely at Traffic lights: "Don't be an amber gambler!"
posted February 15th, 2011  
Amber here in Scotland :o)
posted February 15th, 2011  
Normally, yellow for auto traffic. Yellow for railroads.
posted February 15th, 2011  
posted February 15th, 2011  
@melissapike @lislee75 @miranda @judifff @byrdlip Thank you! Does anyone know whether there is a difference in Canada?
posted February 15th, 2011  
Yellow here in Southern California.
posted February 15th, 2011  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_light I think it is similar, however I'm not from Canada. can you google.com? I found some other sites there for info...
posted February 15th, 2011  
Amber in Northern Ireland.
posted February 15th, 2011  
@lislee75 Thanks Lisa. It's amusing to realise on a quick scan that the writer(s) must have been American, because they call the light "yellow" while writing about the colour being orange!
posted February 15th, 2011  
yes, yellow in the States...here is an article that shows a picture...it is more yellow than orange here. http://bit.ly/ii5JTy
posted February 15th, 2011  
aka "Do I or don't I ?"
posted February 15th, 2011  
Yes by now you know it is yellow in the states! Ha.
posted February 15th, 2011  
I guess it is a yellow light in most countries.
posted February 15th, 2011  
orange in the Netherlands!
posted February 15th, 2011  
In America it is yellow. : )
posted February 15th, 2011  
In australia it is orange
posted February 15th, 2011  
The middle light is yellow in the US.
posted February 15th, 2011  
Yellow light and it's used as a warning letting us know that the light is turning from green to red and be prepared to stop.
posted February 15th, 2011  
in China it is "step on it"
posted February 15th, 2011  
I must be multi cultural linguistically! I recognise all three terms/colours. I think in Australia the official term is amber but you've got me thinking now.
posted February 16th, 2011  
I've always called in yellow. Grew up in Pennsylvania and now living in Michigan, and they call it yellow here too.
posted February 16th, 2011  
Cool shot IT :-)
posted February 16th, 2011  
Cool, I thought this looked like a cartoon duck.
posted February 16th, 2011  
@ddantic You make me giggle - I've discovered that it's only North America who call it yellow :)
posted February 16th, 2011  
@mimo Clearly we have may Chinese drivers in Cape Town too :)
posted February 16th, 2011  
I call it the "HIT the GAS pedal" light
posted February 16th, 2011  
@keithdavid Thanks for the chuckle!
posted February 16th, 2011  
It can be known as "decision light" ... Do I slow down or go faster. Depends on two things: when did it turn yellow; is there a camera mounted that will get my license plate number if it turns red before I get through the intersection. Since in my 61 years of life I have never had a traffic ticket, I tend to err on the safe side.
posted February 20th, 2011  
Amber in the UK.
posted February 20th, 2011  
Orange here in Hawaii.
posted February 21st, 2011  
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