Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System
In-street crossing sign in Redwood City, California.
pedbikeimages.org - Dan Burden.
In-street pedestrian crossing signs (MUTCD R1-6 or R1-6a) are placed within the roadway, either between travel lanes or in a median. The sign may be used to remind road users of laws regarding right-of-way at an unsignalized pedestrian crossing. The legends “STOP FOR” or “YIELD TO” may be used in conjunction with the appropriate symbol. This countermeasure is used with other crosswalk visibility enhancements to indicate optimal or preferred locations for people to cross and to help reinforce the driver requirement to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crossing locations.
For multilane roadway crossings where vehicle volumes are in excess of 10,000 AADT (annual average daily traffic), a marked crosswalk alone is typically not enough. These signs may be appropriate on 2-lane or 3-lane roads where speed limits are 30 mph or less.
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