Pedestrian crossing signals are designed to get you across busy streets safely. Some signals are not automatic and must be activated; those signals have a "Push Button for Walk Signal" sign posted above a button. To activate, simply push the button and wait for the "walk sign."
Walk Signals are Steady White Lights
Both of these signs mean that you may walk:
However, first you should:
- Look to the left, right and left again.
- Watch for turning cars.
- When it is safe, leave the curb and cross the street.
Caution Signals are Flashing Red Lights
Both of these "DON'T WALK" signals, when they are flashing, mean to use caution.
- If you are in the street, finish crossing the street.
- If you have not started crossing the street, stay on the curb.
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Stop or Don't Walk Signals are Steady Red Lights
These "DON'T WALK" signals, when the orange lights are steady, mean STOP.
- Stay on the curb.
- If a button is provided, push the button and wait for the "WALK" signal.