Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon Pedestrian Crosswalk System

The TAPCO Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Pedestrian Crosswalk System is a one-of-kind crosswalk solution proven to improve driver yield rates by as much as 90% at uncontrolled pedestrian crossings. Ideal for high-speed and multilane crosswalks, the TAPCO RRFB Pedestrian Crosswalk System flashes warning lights using the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) specified alternating WW+S (combination wig-wag and simultaneous) pattern upon activation.

With the capability to enhance safety through user-actuated or passive detection activation, this popular crosswalk safety treatment utilizes alternating flash patterns that command driver attention day and night – making it the go-to solution for traffic professionals nationwide.

In March of 2018, the FHWA issued a new interim approval (IA-21) for the RRFB. To learn about the key changes and how to obtain IA-21 approval, read our Safe Travels® Blog 4 Simple Steps To Request RRFB Approval.

Proven to increase driver yield rates by as much as 90%*

*Source: Efficacy of Rectangular-shaped Rapid Flash LED Beacons


  • MUTCD-compliant
  • WW+S (combination wig-wag and simultaneous) flash pattern
  • Top-of-Pole and side-of-pole control cabinet mounting options
  • Dimmable LEDs to reduce night time glare
  • Optional pedestrian LED indicator notifies user of system activation
  • XAV2-LED push button activation provides voice message
  • BlinkerBeam® wireless communication activates all systems


  • School zone crossings
  • Mulitlane uncontrolled crossings
  • High-speed pedestrian crossings

Case Study: Pedestrian Solutions
Kenosha School Crossing Safety Improvements

Read how the City of Kenosha made a school crossing safer after a near-tragedy.

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RRFB Pedestrian Crosswalk Product Guide

Need to start laying out your crosswalk enhancement project? Download the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon Pedestrian Crosswalk Product Guide to determine what system configuration best fits your needs.

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Connected Vehicle Interface

Integrate Your Intelligent Warning Systems with Smart City Infrastructure

The Connected Vehicle Interface upgrades new and existing AC and solar-powered TAPCO Intelligent Warning Systems to integrate with connected vehicle ready infrastructure.

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Remotely Monitor and Manage Intelligent Warning Systems

Enhance this system with the use of BlinkLink® Powered by TAPCO. Easy-to-use, cloud-based application cities utilize to manage, schedule, control and monitor system-wide time clocks and other intelligent warning systems.

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BlinkerBeam® Wireless Radios

Wirelessly Activate and Sync TAPCO Warning Alerts

Upon system activation, the BlinkerBeam® transmitter radio sends wireless signals to BlinkerBeam® receiver radios, triggering each associated alert device to activate.

  • Range of up to 900 feet; can be extended with optional antenna
  • Utilizes 900 MHz frequency hopping spread spectrum
  • Easy-to-read, backlit LCD display with intuitive joystick control for in-field interface navigation
  • Three selectable power levels up to 1 watt to increase signal distance
  • Menu-driven diagnostics for quick-set up and configuration

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Optional Push Button or Button Station

  • Activated with Less Than 2 lbs Force
  • Provides Two-Tone Audible Confirmation as Well as Visual Confirmation
  • Cannot Be Jammed or Stuck in "On" Position
  • Wind, Hail and Vibrations Have No Effect
  • Superior Grade Pre-Treatment and Powder Coat
  • Stainless Steel Button Cap
  • Meets ADA, MUTCD and TAC Requirements
  • Transient Protection that Meets and Exceeds NEMA Specifications

Optional Wireless Bollard

  • Install Virtually Anywhere, Utilizing Wireless Control If Needed
  • Designed to Interface with ITS Devices
  • Dependable, Precise Control with Minimal Maintenance
  • Battery Operated: No Grid Wiring Required
  • No Trenching or Concrete Cutting Required

Optional Motion and Presence Detector

Active infrared and microwave technologies work together to provide precise presence and accurate vehicle and pedestrian motion detection.

  • Mountable Between 8' and 16'
  • Impervious to Light, Sun, Rain and Snow
  • Housing is Rated NEMA-4

Camera Detection

  • Overhead mount
  • Can be used to detect pedestrians

Making Crosswalks Safer
RRFB Pedestrian Crosswalk System

The TAPCO Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalk System is a one-of-kind crosswalk solution proven to improve driver yield rates by as much as 90% at uncontrolled pedestrian crossings. Ideal for high-speed and multilane crosswalks, the TAPCO RRFB Crosswalk.

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Making Crosswalks Safer
Top-of-Pole RRFB - City of Appleton

Eric Lom, Traffic Engineer for the City of Appleton, Wisconsin, discusses his experience installing a TAPCO RRFB Pedestrian Crosswalk System and the versatility the new top-of-pole self-contained control cabinet provides him and his crew.

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Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon (RRFB)

Learn about TAPCO's RRFB Pedestrian Crosswalk and how these systems increase driver yield rates to pedestrians.

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RRFB and In Lane Light

TAPCO's RRFB easily integrates with in-road warning lights.

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