Circular Flashing Crosswalk BeaconsBoost crosswalk visibility and driver compliance with ultra-bright, attention-grabbing circular flashing beacons
Circular Flashing Crosswalk Beacons
A staggering 78% of pedestrian deaths in 2020 occurred at non-intersection locations. Sixty percent occurred on non-interstate arterials—wide, fast, car-focused streets that bisect neighborhoods where people not only commute but also live, work, shop, and go to school.
Safe crossings are key to reducing pedestrian fatalities in these locations, but they require more than signs and paint. The best solution: well-lit, well-situated crosswalks enhanced with pedestrian-activated beacons that flash to notify drivers when pedestrians are entering the roadway.
Carmanah’s high-intensity circular flashing beacons are an MUTCD compliant solution that cities across North America have used successfully for more than 15 years. Our new MX Series beacons offer agencies an even safer option, with affordable, instant connectivity.
|Low yielding rates at existing crosswalk.||Circular flashing beacons draw attention to crosswalk signage and increase driver compliance.|
|Low-intensity beacons are hard to see, especially during the day.||Circular flashing beacons use high-powered LEDs that command attention at all hours of the day.|
|Signal techs are dependent on the public to call in downed or non-functioning systems.||MX beacons alert them as soon as there’s an issue, so they can get it fixed, ASAP.|
|Engineers have limited insight into the adoption and/or effectiveness of their systems.||MX beacons give them easy access to data that can be used to assess effectiveness and make more informed decisions about future investments.|
Circular beacons vs. RRFBs
FHWA research shows that marking a crosswalk without additional countermeasures will not result in more vehicles stopping for pedestrians. However, yield rates can be improved with flashing beacons. We offer two types: circular flashing beacons and rectangular rapid-flashing beacons.
While recent studies have shown the RRFB to be more effective than the circular beacon at getting drivers to yield, each project is unique and could successfully employ either type. A proper overhead lighting fixture can also be added for enhanced nighttime safety. Check out the graph and video to see how these two beacon types compare.
RRFB and circular flashing beacon in-field comparison
Do circular beacons meet MUTCD Standards?
Yes. Carmanah’s circular beacons meet MUTCD Standards and have 12+ years of successful deployments across North America. Read more about the MUTCD’s requirements for flashing beacons.
Crosswalks + Connectivity:
R920-MX Circular Crosswalk Beacons
Our newest MX Series circular crosswalk beacons expand on the already impressive capabilities of our best-selling R920 crosswalk beacons.
Here’s what you get with an MX circular crosswalk beacon:
- 3 years of free remote connectivity
- Actionable email and text alerts
- Remote system access via MX Cloud™
- Quick setup and local access with MX Field App™
- ‘Smart module’ design for simple installation and richer data
- Solar Power Report (SPR) prepared for every location
- Options for overhead lighting and accessible push buttons
Meets MUTCD Standards
Buy America / BABA compliant
3-year system warranty
Additional Resources for Circular Crosswalk Beacons
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CIRCULAR Crosswalk BEACON Products
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