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
TAPCO Pedestrian Crosswalk Solutions
Looking to improve crosswalk safety in your community? Download our Pedestrian Crosswalk Solutions brochure and see what solutions can help increase pedestrian visibility and driver compliance in your community.
The Connected Vehicle Interface upgrades new and existing AC and solar-powered TAPCO Intelligent Warning Systems to integrate with connected vehicle ready infrastructure.
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.
Upon system activation, the BlinkerBeam® transmitter radio sends wireless signals to BlinkerBeam® receiver radios, triggering each associated alert device to activate.
The Pedestrian Thermal Sensor’s targeted detection zone identifies vulnerable road users moving within the crosswalk, activating TAPCO warning systems. The sensor’s ability to detect directionality serves a vital function in crosswalk applications, as it reduces false detections when pedestrians walk away from the crosswalk or when bicycles travel in parallel with traffic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.