A one-of-kind crosswalk solution proven to improve driver yield rates by as much as 90% at uncontrolled pedestrian crossings
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Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Pedestrian Crosswalk Systems provide drivers real-time warning when pedestrians are in or about to enter an approaching crosswalk. This popular, MUTCD-compliant option heightens driver awareness in a variety of applications:
An S-curve on a busy road jeopardized safety for drivers and pedestrians, so the Village of Whitefish Bay used Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding to overhaul safety with a combination of low-tech and high-tech solutions.
With recess held across the street, the Sheboygan Leadership Academy needed a mid-block pedestrian safety solution that would protect its students and providers peace of mind. TAPCO’s RRFB system was the A+ solution the school was searching for.
After a student was struck by a vehicle outside a middle school, the City of Kenosha Department of Public Works knew it needed to act right away. The department turned to TAPCO's highly visible RRFB system for a lifesaving solution.
"I receive data from our police department and DOT, and according to that our crashes are down 20 to 30 percent. It's substantial."
– John Edlebeck
Director of Public Works for Whitefish Bay, WI
"The TAPCO [RRFB Pedestrian Crosswalk] System took safety to the next level and was worth every penny."
– Laura Studee
Principal, Sheboygan Leadership Academy
"Nothing is a cure-all, but in terms of increasing the safety on these high-traffic roads, I think [RRFBs] have been very well-received."
– Anthony Stupar
Traffic Engineer, Kenosha Dept. of Public Works
Looking to improve crosswalk safety in your community? Download our pedestrian crosswalk solutions brochure and discover what solutions can increase pedestrian visibility and driver compliance in your community.
A step above the industry standard, TAPCO RRFB-XL2TM light bars are extra-large rectangular rapid flashing beacons that utilize the Interim Approval 21 (IA-21) approved wig-wag plus simultaneous (WW+S) flash pattern, making them highly visible to drivers approaching pedestrian crosswalks.
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The pedestrian thermal sensor uses infrared heat profiles to identify vulnerable road users moving within targeted detection zones to activate the system.
The iNX push button with touchless iDetect actuation is the next generation of crosswalk accessibility, wireless connectivity and communication. The iNX provides an instructional sign, a push button with directional arrow, a voice message and a yellow LED.
Activated with less than two pounds of force, the Bulldog push button provides two-tone audible activation confirmation, as well as red LED visual confirmation.
Vulnerable road users passively trigger systems by passing between bollards placed on either side of the crosswalk. The bollards can be AC, solar or battery-operated.
Upon system activation, the BlinkerBeam® transmitter radio sends wireless signals to BlinkerBeam® receiver radios, triggering each associated alert device to activate.
Includes one RRFB light bar and one sign face
Includes two RRFB light bars and two sign faces
Flex Power options provide flexible system configuration for multiple applications and power requirements while allowing easy access to control cabinets.
Any solar TAPCO system can be designed to fit your power or environmental need. Additional options are available upon request.
Blending seamlessly into the surrounding environment, our Top-Of-Pole Self-Contained Control Cabinets house power supplies for quick installation, with no trenching or in-ground wiring needed.
13-watt solar panel
28Ah battery capacity
20-watt solar panel
44Ah battery capacity
Add another layer of safety to your system with the Connected Vehicle Interface — an Ethernet interface for TAPCO RRFB Crosswalk Systems to connect with and communicate information to connected vehicle infrastructure, such as Road Side Units.
Enhance this system with BlinkLink®, an easy-to-use, cloud-based software application for agencies to remotely manage and monitor their Intelligent Warning Systems.
Increase pedestrian visibility at poorly lit, two-lane crossings with the SafeWalk® Crosswalk Iluminator — a simple safety enhancement for RRFB pedestrian crosswalk systems.