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What’s Driving You Crazy? – Fri., April 26, 2019

Driving You Crazy

Watching pedestrians – like a hawk.

Even one fatal auto-pedestrian crash in the valley each year would be one too many. We’re well beyond that number in the first four months of 2019. the City of Henderson is trying a new approach with the installation of new equipment at two intersections there. At College Drive and Vermillion – pretty much Foothill High School’s front door; and at Valle Verde and Wigwam – near Greenspun Junior High – you’ll now see what are known as Hawk light signals. They have a specific set of lights to make passing drivers aware of pedestrians. A “hawk” is a “high-intensity activated crosswalk beacon.” The City of Henderson sent along a couple of photos. including a Hawk “how-to.”

It’s a little bit more than yellow and red lights. The explanation of what lights are going off when, and what both “drivers” *and* “pedestrians” will see may make more sense if you take the time to look it over it here on the 8NewsNow website. Bottom line: yellow lights are a sign that people and cars are going to need to pay closer attention, and red flashing lights are a sign to hit the brakes and let other walkers do their thing

Buckle up, drive carefully and put down that phone!

If there’s something driving YOU crazy, send me an email: traffic8@lasvegasnow.com. Snail-mail works, too: 3228 Channel 8 Drive in Las Vegas, 89109

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