Caltrans installed and activated a new pedestrian-warning device, called a HAWK beacon (High-Intensity Activated crossWalK), on El Camino Real at Helen Avenue.
Once activated by pedestrians, the HAWK beacon displays a series of flashing or steady, yellow or red lights, signaling drivers to slow or stop. When the beacon is flashing red, treat it just like a stop sign. Vehicles must stop and wait for pedestrians to completely cross before proceeding.
When the beacon returns to its dark state (no lights on), vehicles can drive as normal. The beacon, along with other new signs and road markings at this location, is designed to help pedestrians cross El Camino Real more safely.
January 21, 2020