I’ll start over and make this simple.
I’m driving in the left turn lane with my left blinker on at 30 MPH and I am 1 second from crossing the line to enter the intersection to make a left turn. At this exact moment, the left arrow on the traffic signal becomes solid yellow. What do I do? edit2: To clarify things, just prior to switching in to the turn lane and slowing down a bit the light ahead of me was green.
edit1: I’ll add some multiple choice to keep things within reality:
A) Attempt to panic stop and end up stopped in the intersection a bit after the line, and take the risk of being rear ended.
B) Halt the left turn and brake harder than normal coming to a stop in the middle of the intersection. Take some risk of being rear ended. Yield to oncoming traffic and continue the left turn when safe.
C) Halt the left turn and brake harder than normal coming to a stop in the middle of the intersection. Take some risk of being rear ended. Wait for a right of way signal from the traffic signal to complete the turn.
D) Continue the left turn during the solid yellow arrow and do not yield to traffic.