HAWK Signals

The HAWK – High-intensity Activated crossWalK – signal is a next-generation pedestrian signal that increases safety for people crossing the street while reducing the amount of delay for vehicles.

Why Use Them?

Studies show that more than 90% of motorists properly yield to pedestrians in crosswalks using HAWK signals.

How Do They Work?

The animated graphic below, courtesy of the Alaska Department of Transportation, shows what both the driver and the pedestrian see at a HAWK signal.

HAWK Signal

Additional Information

1st HAWK Signal in RI

Installed on June 27, 2011 at the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and Daboll Street in Providence.
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