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How a HAWK Signal Works

To improve pedestrian safety, the Town has installed one of its first pedestrian hybrid beacons, known as a "HAWK" (High-Intensity Activated crossWalK), at the pedestrian crosswalk by the Coligny Beach parking lot on South Forest Beach Drive.

A HAWK Signal is a signal-beacon designed to help pedestrians safely cross busy streets.


Here is what you can expect to see:

Drivers

 

Pedestrians

Will see this...

Will do this...

 

Will see this...

Will do this...

No Lignts on Signal Proceed with
Caution
  Orange Hand on Signal Push the
Button to Cross
Flashing Yellow Light on Signal Slow Down
(Pedestrian has activated
the push button)
  Orange Hand on Signal Wait
Solid Yellow Light on Signal Prepare to Stop   Orange Hand on Signal Continue
to Wait
2 Solid Red Lights on Signal

STOP!
(Pedestrian in
Crosswalk)

  White Pedestrian Figure on Signal Start Crossing
Flashing Red Lights on Signal STOP!
Proceed with Caution
if Clear
  Orange Flashing Hand and Orange Timer Countdown Finish Crossing But
Do Not Start

(Countdown Timer)
Time Remaining
to Cross
No Lignts on Signal Proceed if Clear   Orange Hand on Signal Push the
Button to Cross

Download the Hawk Signal Guide pdf icon

Descarga la Guía de señales HAWK en español pdf icon