LED Enhanced Signs for CrosswalksImprove sign visibility and driver compliance with high-intensity flashing LEDs.
LED Enhanced Signs for Crosswalks
While yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks is required by law, anyone who’s ever crossed, or attempted to cross, a road knows this doesn’t always happen. This is especially true at unsignalized crosswalks, which studies have found can have yield rates as low as 16%
Fortunately, there are effective, low-cost solutions cities can utilize to improve safety at these locations. Among the most effective: Carmanah’s latest MX Series LED Enhanced Signs, which offer agencies a highly visible and durable crosswalk solution, with the added benefit of embedded connectivity and alerts.
RRFB or LED enhanced sign: Which works best?
Multiple roadway factors should be considered before choosing an LED enhanced crossing sign. Recent experimentation has demonstrated that LED enhanced pedestrian crossing signs are most effective at increasing safety for crosswalks on roadways with low operating speeds, low traffic volumes, narrow lanes, and narrow sidewalks. For roadways with higher traffic volumes, faster speeds, and wider lanes, safety countermeasures like the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) or Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) are recommended.
Rista, Emira, and Kay Fitzpatrick. “Comparison of LED-Embedded Pedestrian Crossing Signs with Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons and Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons.” Transportation Research Record 2674, no. 11 (November 2020): 856–66. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198120941849.
Crosswalks + Connectivity:
R920-MX LED Enhanced Signs
Our newest MX Series LED enhanced signs for crosswalks take the already impressive capabilities of our LED enhanced signs add embedded connectivity and actionable alerts.
Here’s what you get with an MX LED Enhanced Sign:
- 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 LED Enhanced Signs
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