Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) is pleased to announce the launch of the R920 Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB): the latest technology in crosswalk warning systems. This new device includes features proven to significantly improve crosswalk safety and has experienced rapid acceptance and adoption in the industry. The pedestrian-actuated system provides a high-intensity rapid flash pattern to alert vehicles approaching a crosswalk that pedestrians are present. The R920 RRFB Series will add to Carmanah’s industry proven line of solar flashing beacons which have been successfully used by City, County, and DOT (Department of Transportation) Agencies in the US, Canada, and internationally for over a decade.
- FHWA Policy Memorandum: Interim Approval for Optional Use of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/interim_approval/ia11/fhwamemo.htm
- “Effects of Yellow Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons on Yielding at Multilane Uncontrolled Crosswalks” http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/pedbike/10043/10043.pdf
- Safety Effects of Marked Versus Unmarked Crosswalks at Uncontrolled Locations Final Report and Recommended Guidelines http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/04100/