What’s Driving You Crazy? – Mon., April 29, 2019

Driving You Crazy

Following up on the “Driving You Crazy” story about new pedestrian traffic signals in Henderson

We talked about what are known as HAWK signals. They have specific sets of lights designed to make passing drivers aware of pedestrians – and vice-versa. A “HAWK” supposedly stands for “high-intensity activated crosswalk beacon.” It’s more than yellow and red lights, though. We have the step-by-step explanation of what lights are going off when, and what both drivers and pedestrians will see when you visit our website, lasvegasnow.com and click on “traffic.” One of the signals is right across the street from Foothill High School. Viewer dave tweeted back to me.

The problem at College and Vermillion is actually this: The students leave the school in ones and twos, spaced just far enough apart that the cars never get a chance to move. For ten or twenty minutes the cars don’t get a turn, so they creep thru unsafely.

Thanks for your input, Dave. We’re passing your message along to the city of Henderson and we’ll keep you posted on their response.

Buckle up, drive carefully and put down that phone!

If there’s something driving YOU crazy, send me an email: traffic8@lasvegasnow.com. Snail-mail works, too: 3228 Channel 8 Drive in Las Vegas, 89109

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