RRFB Indicator Assembly with PED-STOP Side Indicator
TEMPE, AZ - 01/06/2014 - Solar Traffic Controls has enhanced its standard
RRFB indicator assembly with a red pedestrian indicator facing into the
crosswalk. This is being done in response to pedestrians assuming the
flashing amber pedestrian confirmation lamp, typically used on RRFB end cap
indications, is an sign to proceed into the crosswalk without looking.
Many pedestrians assume the RRFB indications are signaling drivers to stop
for them. Thinking about the pedestrian behavior from a driver's mindset,
one does not stop for a flashing amber light but proceeds with caution.
In today's highly distracted world of personal electronic devices and ear
buds, many pedestrians are not using the amber indication correctly. Many
seem to think it means they have the right-of-way at the crosswalk.
The flashing red indication always signals one to stop and proceed when
safe, such as at a four-way stop. By changing this indication to red the
goal is to get the pedestrian to take responsibility for his or her safety
when using the mid-block crossing by stopping and looking at traffic flow.
STC is currently working to enhance this further with a shape specific
indication for the confirmation lamp to address pedestrians who suffer from
varying degrees of color blindness. RRFB lamps have been shown to be
effective at getting motorists compliance at crosswalks and PED-STOP
addresses the pedestrian side of the equation.
STC offers multiple configurations of the RRFB beacon assembly in both AC
and solar powered systems. Systems can be configured for either hardwired
interconnection or wireless control via FHSS radio link.
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