In-road lights alert motorists to the presence of a pedestrian crossing or preparing to cross the street. The amber lights are embedded in the pavement on both sides of the crosswalk and oriented to face oncoming traffic. TAPCO in-road warning lights produce a bright, daytime-visible light focused directly in the driver's line of sight clearly indicating the curve, hazard, crosswalk, variable lane, or lane edge. This requires no interpretation by the driver resulting in increased visibility.
When the pedestrian activates the system, either by using a push-button or through detection from an automated device, the lights begin to flash in unison, warning the motorist that a pedestrian is in the vicinity of the crosswalk ahead. The flashing LEDs shut off after a set period of time, i.e., the time required for a pedestrian to safely cross the street.
Most commonly installed at pedestrian crossings, vulnerable road users passively trigger system activation by passing through bollards placed on either side of the crosswalk. With the capability to determine pedestrian traffic direction, the bollards are battery operated, requiring no in-ground wiring.
Activated with less than two pounds of force, the Bulldog push button provides two-tone audible activation confirmation as well as visual confirmation. This popular activation option meets ADA, MUTCD and TAC requirements, and the housing components comply with NEMA specifications.
The XAV2-LED push button provides an instructional sign, a push button with voice message and three yellow LEDs for visual activation confirmation. This full-featured push button has an optional locate tone that automatically adjusts to ambient sounds via a built-in microphone.
Presence detectors activate systems by using infrared and microwave technologies to provide precise presence and motion detection. Ideal for systems where vehicle and pedestrian detection is needed to enhance roadway safety.
As a traffic professional, we know that pedestrian safety is one of your top concerns. So stats like 16% of all roadway deaths are pedestrians or that more than 70,000 pedestrians were injured in 2017 emphasize the need for continued focus on solving this problem. See how TAPCO can assist communities with reducing these numbers and increasing pedestrian safety.