Approvals and Compliance
Carmanah is committed to providing products that meet the approval requirements in the United States, Canada, and more.
Find approvals, standards, and technical compliance for Carmanah products.
At the federal level, our flashing beacons do the job: Carmanah products meet the compliance required for beacons in a variety of applications. At the state or provincial level, you can ensure compliance by referring to the specific approved or qualified products list for your area.
All our product specification sheets include federal product compliance. Here’s an overview.
- Carmanah RRFB Model R920 APL Approval Letter – 2013-09-09
- SC315-AC – Approval Letter – 12-15-14
- SC315-SOLAR – Approval Letter – 10-07-13
- R820 (Push Button Activated) – 2006-05-04
- R829 School Zone Calendar – 2006-07-31
- R247 (24 Hour) – 2006-05-04
- R247E – Yellow APL Certificate – 2013-12-02
- R247E – Red APL Certificate – 2013-12-02
- R247-R829G – APL Approval Letter – 6-13-16
- Star ISO:9001 – 2018
- Buy America compliance
- MUTCDC compliant
- Ontario Traffic Manual: Book 15 – Pedestrian Crossing Treatments
*Meets all requirements for design, illumination, and color of signal sections required by 2009 MUTCD, Chapter 4L, Flashing Beacons (MUTCD: Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices).
**Meets ITE Intensity when configured and applied as recommended.
Product technical specifications
Need the specifics? Look to our product pages for detailed technical specifications.
Don’t take our word for it. These independent studies show the effectiveness of RRFBs and school zone flashing beacons.
RRFB (Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon)
- Effects of Yellow Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons on Yielding at Multi-Lane Uncontrolled Crosswalks – Federal Highways Administration (FHWA Report)
- Improving Pedestrian Safety at Unsignalized Crossings – Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) & National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Joint Report
- An Analysis of the Efficacy of Rectangular-shaped Rapid-Flash LED Beacons to Increase Yielding to Pedestrians Using Crosswalks on Multilane Roadways in the City of St. Petersburg, FL. – Center for Education and Research in Safety
- Evaluating Driver and Pedestrian Behaviors at Enhanced Multi-lane Midblock Pedestrian Crossings: A Case Study in Portland, OR – Portland State University
- Vehicle Speeds in School Zones – Washington Traffic Safety Commission
Radar Speed Signs
- Increasing Speed Limit Compliance in Reduced Speed School Zones (2006) – Brigham Young University
- Stationary Radar Sign Program 2009 Report (2009) – City of Bellevue Transportation Department
- Efficacy of Speed Monitoring Displays in Increasing Speed Limit Compliance in Highway Work Zones (2003) – Brigham Young University
- Evaluation of Dynamic Speed Display Signs (DSDS) (2003) – Texas Transportation Institute
- Comparative Study of Speed Reduction Effects of Photo-Radar and Speed Display Boards (1998) – Transportation Research Board
Design Renderings for RRFBs
For RRFBs to work, design and layout is everything. View where and how RRFBs are installed on one-way and two-way roadways and on roundabouts. If you need help imagining a layout for your location, we’d be happy to help! Email us at email@example.com.