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HAWK Traffic Signals

RIDOT is taking a cue from other State Departments of Transportation that have substantially increased pedestrain safety through the use of HAWK traffic signals. Studies have shown that more than 90% of motorists properly yield to pedestrians in crosswalks using HAWK signals.

The first HAWK signal in Rhode Island was installed on June 27, 2011, at the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and Daboll Street in Providence. It replaced a conventional traffic signal.

What is a HAWK Signal?

“HAWK” stands for High-Intensity Activated CrossWalK, a new pedestrian crossing signal proven in several states to increase safety for pedestrians by grabbing the attention of motorists. 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 signals were developed by the City of Tucson, Arizona in 2004.They have been used by many other states and in Washington, D.C. View a video produced by the City of Tucson showing a HAWK signal in operation.

How it works:

Hawk Signal Animation

Step-by-Step Directions:

1. When not in use, the traffic signal is dark, and a solid DON’T WALK (raised hand) indication is displayed for pedestrians.

Hawk Signal - Phase 1 Motorists Hawk Signal - Phase 1 Pedestrians

2. When a pedestrian pushes the button , the traffic signal flashes yellow for several seconds.

Hawk Signal - Phase 2 Motorists Hawk Signal - Phase 2 Pedestrians

3. After the flashing yellow interval, the traffic signal displays a solid yellow to give motorists enough time to stop.

Hawk Signal - Phase 3 Motorists Hawk Signal - Phase 3 Pedestrians

4. After the solid yellow interval, the traffic signal is solid red, and the pedestrian signal displays a WALK (walking person symbol), indicating that pedestrians are allowed to cross the street.

Hawk Signal - Phase 4 Motorists Hawk Signal - Phase 4 Pedestrians

5. After the WALK interval ends, the traffic signal shows an alternate flashing red, while pedestrians continue across the street (flashing DON’T WALK). The countdown display shows the number of seconds left to cross the street. When the red traffic signal is flashing, drivers may proceed after stopping if there are no pedestrians in the crosswalk.

Hawk Signal - Phase 5 Motorists Hawk Signal - Phase 5 Motorists Hawk Signal - Phase 5 Pedestrians

6.After the flashing DON’T WALK, the traffic signal is dark again and the pedestrian signal indication is a raised hand (DON’T WALK) until the next pedestrian pushes the button.

Hawk Signal - Phase 6 Motorists Hawk Signal - Phase 6 Pedestrians