New flashing crosswalk beacons installed in Chelsea
New flashing beacons have been installed to improve pedestrian safety in Chelsea in the crosswalk on Old U.S. 12 near Silver Maples drive, Chelsea Update reported.
The pedestrian-activated rectangular rapid flashing beacons flash yellow to warn motorists that someone is about to cross the road.
Police Chief Ed Toth warned, however, that pedestrians should still exercise caution and make sure drivers have stopped before entering the crosswalk, since the device is not a traffic signal.
The video below shows how the beacons work.