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Actuation indicator

Either a light, a tone, a voice message, or both audible and visual indicators may indicate to pedestrians that their desire to cross has been communicated to the controller.

Additional information
  • Several APS devices emit an audible click or beep when the pushbutton is pushed. One provides a speech confirmation message.
  • If there is a light, it is at or near the pushbutton and remains illuminated until the WALK indication is illuminated. A light is helpful to persons with low vision, but persons who are blind require a tone.
  • In some devices, this indicator is triggered by the device itself, meaning "A pedestrian has pushed the button." In others, the indicator is triggered by the controller, meaning "The controller has received a request for a pedestrian timing."
A red actuation light is near the pushbutton. A red actuation indicator light is above the pushbutton.
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How used
The indicator assures pedestrians that the device is working, thereby encouraging pedestrians to wait until the onset of the Walk interval.

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MUTCD 4E.07 (pilot light)

PROWAAC X02.5.1.2
PROWAAC recommends an audible and visual indication that the button press has occurred.

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