Install pedestrian crossing markings to increase visibility and warn that a pedestrian is about to cross the road.
CHALLENGE 1: PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS & TRAFFIC LIGHTS
In principle, this type of pedestrian crossing is well protected by the traffic lights (vehicles stop on the red light and pedestrians cross).
However, it is good to mark the pedestrian crossing when it traverses a road with two or more lanes in each direction.
In this situation, the danger is that drivers in lanes 2 or 3 may:
– fail to see the red light (due to an obstacle such as a lorry or other large vehicle)
– or fail to see the pedestrian crossing, hidden by vehicles in the first lane
Solution: a line of red MEGALUX studs across the entire road activated in time with the traffic lights to clearly identify the red traffic light phase.
CHALLENGE 2: ISOLATED PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS
Many isolated pedestrian crossings need boosted signage, either because they are located near a school or hospital or because they provide access to a major tourist or shopping zone and high traffic or pedestrian volumes have been recorded.
Solution: a line of amber MEGALUX studs that can:
• either operate with a button pressed by the pedestrian waiting to cross
• or operate permanently in synchronised flash mode
• or operate by detecting an approaching vehicle in order to warn the driver to slow down
MEGALUX studs are effective during the day, automatically adjusting their light intensity according to ambient light levels. This is a simple solution to implement and if necessary can be completely autonomous, powered by 20Wp solar panel.
MARKING WITH STUDS & DYNAMIC VERTICAL SIGNS
Depending on the pedestrian crossing and its needs in terms of vehicle traffic and use, we recommend boosting its visibility with a combination of amber MEGALUX studs and C20a dynamic vertical signs.
This combination amplifies the warning sent to drivers.
For town entrance pedestrian crossings, the C20a signs are often boosted by dynamic A13b signs. The entire set-up is autonomous and activated by radar or press button. The solar-powered A13b signs can be activated at the same time as the studs and C20a by radio frequency.