Why do some of the school zones have flashers?
School flashers have been installed on the higher volumes streets that student pedestrians are crossing.

School flashers are installed based on a pedestrian exposure index with a minimum threshold of 30. We conduct an evaluation based on the following factors:
  • Age and number of pedestrians crossing
  • Type of traffic control at the intersection
  • Speed of motorists on the roadway
  • Roadways characteristics such as visibility, bar ditches, etc
    Traffic volume of the roadway crossed
  • Land use adjacent to the crossing

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1. What can I do if there is a speeding problem in my neighborhood?
2. Can Lowering the Speed Limit Solve a Speeding Problem?
3. What is the 85th percentile speed?
4. How do I get a streetlight installed on my street?
5. How do I get "Children At Play" signs installed on my street?
6. Why do some of the school zones have flashers?
7. When are the school zones operational?
8. How can we get a school crossing guard?
9. What do the Walk / Don't Walk signals mean?
10. How can we get stop signs installed along our street?
11. How do we get a multi-way stop?
12. How can we get a traffic signal installed?
13. How are design engineers and Materials Testing firms selected for city projects?
14. How are general contractors selected for city projects?