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Kensington, MD 20891

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HAWK Signals Can Improve Pedestrian Safety

Posted on by Amy Ginsburg

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Have you heard of HAWK signals?  Not many folks have, but they are a proven way to protect pedestrians while keeping traffic flowing. A HAWK signal (High-Intensity Activated crossWalK beacon) is installed at pedestrian crossings and stops road traffic only as needed.

In a study of HAWK signals in Tucson, Arizona, there was a 29 percent reduction in total crashes and a 69 percent reduction in pedestrian crashes.…

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