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Delaware Department of Transportation

Delaware Strategic Highway Safety Plan

DSHSP project

HAWK Signals

DSHSP project hawk signals

A Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon, or HAWK (High intensity Activated cross WalK) signal is a traffic control device intended to warn and control traffic at pedestrian crossing locations. This traffic control device is different from a traditional traffic signal. The HAWK consists of a Red-Yellow-Red signal indication for motorists. The signal remains dark until a pedestrian activates the system by pressing a button. The operation is described in the video below.

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