Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon

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 80% at uncontrolled pedestrian crossings. Ideal for high-speed and multilane crosswalks, the TAPCO RRFB 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 reduction yield rates by as much as 80%*

*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

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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Top-of-Pole RRFB

Top-of-pole self-contained cabinet houses power supply for easy installation and sleek look.

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Side-of-Pole RRFB

Side-of-pole control cabinet for easy access and flexible system configuration.

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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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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

Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon (RRFB)

TAPCO's pedestrian activated RRFB systems have produced 80% to 90% driver compliance in yielding to pedestrians at high-risk uncontrolled crossings. When activated, the LED arrays flash an FHWA specified, alternating 'wig-wag' pattern. Side-mounted LED arrays flash concurrently to advise pedestrians that the units are flashing. This is the highest yielding rate of all devices not featuring a red display, and up to 4 times greater than standard round beacons. RRFBs cost less than other devices with similar vehicular yield rates.

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RRFB and In Lane Light

RRFB and in lane light warning system on crosswalk.

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