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High-Intensity Activated Signal debuts at local crosswalk

High-Intensity Activated Signal debuts at local crosswalk

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Mar 13, 2012

 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Regional Transportation Commission is doing its part to keep Valley roads safe for pedestrians.

The area's first high-intensity activated signal - or HAWK signal - was turned on today on Sahara.

The RTC partnered with the city of Las Vegas, Clark County and the Nevada Department of Transportation to bring this new technology to the Valley.

Funding for the $65,000 signal came from a federal grant as part of the Sahara Express Project.

 

"When you have yellow flashing lights, motorists don't always know that there is a pedestrian crossing and don't yield to the pedestrian that is in the crosswalk," David Swallow with the RTC said. 

Video recording devices are in place to study the effectiveness of the HAWK signal, with plans to use more of them around the Valley.