Addressing Pedestrian Safety, DeKalb to Demonstrate New HAWK Signals


DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis and the DeKalb Board of Commissioners are hosting a pair of interactive crosswalk safety demonstrations which will showcase newly installed High-intensity Activated crosswalk (HAWK) signals. HAWK signals can be activated by pedestrians to temporarily stop traffic on busy roadways, thereby increasing safety by providing a protected pedestrian crossing.The DeKalb County Public Works – Transportation, Planning & Engineering Division and the DeKalb County Police Department will share details about the state mandated rules requiring vehicles to stop at HAWK pedestrian signals. The public is invited to attend one of two HAWK demonstrations:

Wednesday, April 17th – 3PM (TODAY)

HAWK pedestrian signal at Candler Road and South DeKalb Mall
(2801 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30034)

Wednesday, April 24th – 3:30PM

HAWK  signal at Buford Highway and Pinetree Plaza Shopping Center
(5200 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340)

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