WILL YOU STOP FOR ME? ROADWAY DESIGN AND TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE INFLUENCES ON DRIVERS YIELDING TO PEDESTRIANS IN A CROSSWALK WITH A RECTANGULAR RAPID-FLASHING BEACON
Roadway Design and Traffic Control Influences on Driver Yielding: An Overview
The rectangular rapid-flashing beacon (RRFB) is a pedestrian treatment that has received national attention in recent years because it has noteworthy characteristics that produce improved vehicle stopping and yielding behavior to pedestrians as compared to other pedestrian treatments that also use yellow beacons.
Characteristics that result in the higher yielding are believed to include having brighter indications, employing unique beacon arrangement and flash patterns, and being active only when a pedestrian is present.
(Report No. TTI-CTS- 0010 Texas A&M Transportation Institute)