Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System
Advanced stop lines at traffic signals are helpful in improving the visibility of pedestrians to motorists and also allow pedestrians to advance in a crosswalk before motor vehicle has the opportunity to turn.
Source: Toole Design Group
Placing a vehicle stop or yield line back from the crosswalk has benefits at both signalized intersections and midblock crossings.
At signalized intersections, placing an advance stop/yield line 4 feet from the crosswalk allows pedestrians and drivers to have a clearer view of each other and more time in which to assess each other's intentions.
A STOP HERE ON RED (R10-6) sign can be used to supplement the recessed stop line.
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