April 2021 Archives

Benefits of Using a HAWK Pedestrian Crossing System

04 02 2021
Pedestrian/RRFB/HAWK Crossings
April Spears

Although roadways are often thought of as car-specific, they are meant to be shared by vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. It doesn’t always feel that way to a pedestrian trying to cross a busy street, even with a painted intersection. Some drivers seem to think they own the road, while others appear oblivious to both the painted crosswalk and the pedestrian.  Pedestrians, too, can be distracted or overconfident that they have been seen and have the right-of-way. Driver/pedestrian encounters…

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Solar Powered Pedestrian Crossings - Everything You Need to Know

04 02 2021
Pedestrian/RRFB/HAWK Crossings
April Spears

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, people tend to forget the little things. Some of those little things are actually big things, however. Focusing on where you’re going and arriving safely seems like a given, but it’s not. When everyone is busy with their thoughts and technology, it’s all too easy to overlook an oncoming car or a pedestrian who is about to step out into the street.  Improving visibility and compliance for drivers to increase pedestrian safety requires more than a simple painted…

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