Understanding the New HAWK Beacons in Santa Clara
HAWK stands for High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk
You may have noticed the new HAWK beacons in Santa Clara and are wondering...what is a HAWK beacon and how does it work? These new pedestrian crossing beacons are shown to increase driver awareness and help to keep pedestrians safe. To help drivers better understand how the new beacons work, we have created an educational video and a flyer which help to describe the different light sequences and to describe what drivers and pedestrians should do to based on the illuminated lights. As always, please drive safely!