Crosswalk Flashing Beacons
Crosswalk beacons are designed to improve vehicle yield rates at uncontrolled marked crosswalks (crosswalks that don’t have stop signs, yield signs, or signals). Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) in particular are gaining attention for their proven performance in federal and state research studies and have gained widespread interim FHWA approval for use at uncontrolled marked crossings.
In terms of the tools available to traffic engineers, flashing beacons are used as an enhancement to standard crosswalk signs and pavement markings. Flashing beacons also complement additional treatments such as pedestrian refuge islands and curb extensions.
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