- The cost -effective solution
for pedestrian safety.
- Ideal for Crosswalks at mid block
- Proven through years of studies,
to increase driver awareness of pedestrian traffic.
it in action
LightGuard System alerts
motorists that they are approaching an occupied crosswalk using
LED flashing lights embedded in the roadway surface on both sides
of the crosswalk directed toward the oncoming traffic. When activated
by pedestrian pushbutton or automatic activation mechanism, the
flashing amber lights are visible to the approaching motorist as
an advance warning to permit vehicles to slow down and stop for
a crossing pedestrian. The flash-rate, placement, and aiming of
the in-roadway LED signal heads captures the attention of motorists
and are visible down the entire motorist-viewing-path conveying
the simple message to "pay attention, something is happening ahead".
System is activated only when a pedestrian is present. This ensures
optimum effectiveness on driver behavior over time to command the
respect of the roadway users. No additional markings or signage
are required and no existing motor vehicle laws are affected.
can be placed as much as 50 feet apart.
and/or pedestrian push buttons on either side of the crosswalk activate
row of LED lights on the push button sign flash to indicate that
the System has been activated, however, the in-roadway LED lights
were designed to alert approaching motorists, not the pedestrian,
that the System is operating. The Push Button Sign carries the words
CROSS WITH CAUTION below the row of LED lights.
the crosswalk, the driver will notice amber LED signals flashing
in unison at a flash rate designed for maximum recognition. Flashing
amber lights are the standard signal for hazardous conditions and
are readily recognized by the motoring public.
components of the system operate on 12 volt DC. The system may be
powered by 120 volt AC, or by a stand alone solar battery system.
Exciting December, 2000 MUTCD Release! (.pdf)
Read the FDOT's evaluation of Lightguard Systems (.pdf)
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