Supplementing crosswalk signs with an RRFB has been proven to increase safety and yield rates. This rapid flashing beacon is an improvement on the traditional crosswalk warning light because it uses high-intensity LEDs, which are exceptionally noticeable for drivers during the day and night. Their amber color and quick flash pattern (WW+S) make them easily visible when headlight glare, wet roads, or other situations create difficult nighttime lighting conditions. Studies have shown that the RRFB improved driver yield rates from 18% up to as high as 96%. Download our Rapid Facts handout for more RRFB statistics and product details to share with your team.
RRFBs are one of the best and easiest ways to increase walkability in a community without significant infrastructure changes. Explore our free RRFB Application Guide to design the layout of your RRFBs in multiple road scenarios.
The Vision Zero initiative is a worldwide movement that encourages cities to pledge to eliminate death and serious injury from their roads. The RRFB is one element that transportation engineers, government officials, and safety advocates can consider to help them meet their city’s Vision Zero initiatives. RRFBs work to disrupt driver behavior and command attention, especially at high-risk locations or those with previous incidents.
We partnered with leading intelligent transportation systems (ITS) solutions provider Applied Information to develop StreetHub, a portfolio of beacons and signs that leverages cellular technology to allow authorized personnel to remotely monitor and control their complete network from a single easy-to-use web-based platform. With StreetHub, you can monitor your RRFBs from anywhere, plus collect data, manage alerts, and more—all without having to make a manual site visit.
Anatomy of an RRFB
Hover over the image below to see all the part of an RRFB and how they can be customized for an efficient, effective crosswalk solution.
Every superhero needs a team behind the scenes that helps them save the world. We like to think we’re the Alfred to your Batman; the Kato to your Green Hornet; the Jarvis to your Iron Man. We spend our time working with traffic heroes like you to ensure we’re providing sustainable, reliable solutions for your traffic applications, from school zones to crosswalks to road signs. Whether your mission is improving walkability, slowing down traffic, or ensuring a sign can be seen, we’re here to help you do it. And we’ll help you in any location, while also meeting MUTCD regulations, ITE requirements, or other specifications.