Melbourne Police to Conduct Crosswalk Enforcement at New Rapid Flashing Beacon on Woody Burke Road
By Space Coast Daily // June 3, 2022
'RRFB' uses similar emergency flasher as police vehicles
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne police officers will conduct crosswalk enforcement in the near future on Woody Burke Road where a new crosswalk is located and motorists may not be educated on the proper use.
This crosswalk is referred to as Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon, which uses an irregular flash pattern that is similar to an emergency flasher on police vehicles.
Here is how to use an RRFB if you are a motorist:
■ Anticipate pedestrians crossing when approaching an RRFB.
■ Never pass another vehicle that has stopped or is slowing down at a crosswalk.
■ Always stop before the stop bar (line) pavement markings.
■ Never stop in or block a crosswalk.
■ Always stop for pedestrians entering or in a crosswalk.
■ Remain stopped for pedestrians regardless of activated RRFBs.
■ Wait for pedestrians to completely clear the crosswalk on your side of the road, and for anyone crossing into your lanes from the other direction.
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