WHITESTOWN, Ind. -- A new HAWK signal has been installed for a crosswalk in Whitestown, Indiana. It's not quite as fancy and hi-tech as it sounds, but it may still require an adjustment to drive through correctly.
For starters, the HAWK signal stands for High-intensity Activated crossWalK, in case that's the answer at your next trivia night.
Depending on the situation, the signal could show one of five (5!) things for people driving through it: nothing, flashing yellow, solid yellow, red, blinking red.
Here's the lowdown. If no pedestrians have pressed the crosswalk button, the traffic light is dark. Drive through it as normal. Once somebody presses the button, the light blinks yellow, indicating to drive through with caution, then solid yellow, meaning it's about to turn red.
When the light turns red, the pedestrian signal changes to walk, so the person walking can go in front of the now-stopped vehicles.
After a short time of the light being solid red, the vehicle light changes to flashing red, meaning vehicles must stop, then pass through if it's clear. For pedestrians, it changes to a countdown at this time, meaning they can continue through the crosswalk if they've started, but can't begin walking across the intersection.
Once the countdown is over, the light reverts back to the original dark mode. If somebody presses the crosswalk button, there's a "cooldown" period before the cycle starts again to let traffic clear the intersection.
The new HAWK signal has been installed at the intersection of Boone Meadow and Main Street. Another signal is also at IUPUI in Indianapolis, near the Natatorium.
Still can't quite get it? That's OK. This video breaks it down for you.
MORE TOP STORIES | Director of no-kill richmond animal shelter fired after dogs euthanized | PHOTOS: Meet the children looking for homes in Indiana | Women mad over missing McNuggets climb in drive-thru window, assault manager at Indy McDonald's | Davey Blackburn says he's engaged to be married, 2 years after his wife's murder | Chief: gas leak found in exploded house in Camby
Top Trending Videos
Indiana State Police confirms a deadly plane crash in southeastern Indiana.
Two explosions led to a large fire at the former RCA manufacturing plant in Marion Saturday evening.
It will stay mild today, but clouds and a few showers will provide a contrast to Saturday's sunshine.
Juwan Morgan scored 19 of his career-high 34 points in the last 8 1/2 minutes Saturday, helping Indiana erase an eight-point deficit and beat…
It's the season for giving and Hoosiers rolled up their sleeves on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium for the Bleed Blue Blood Drive.
A new HAWK signal has been installed for a crosswalk in Whitestown, Indiana. It's not quite as fancy and hi-tech as it sounds, but…
The driver of the tractor told deputies that he didn't realize his attachment was wider than the bridge when he tried to cross. He said…
If you have any information on who damaged a historic Boone County bridge more than a year ago, you could be eligible for a reward.
Zionsville is now the permanent home for the Little League International Central Regional Headquarters, according to a decision made by…
A man identified in a Boone County crash had been reported missing by family members in Clinton County and was found dead Sunday…
Through a Facebook post, the Boone County Sheriff reassured the public that he's paying attention to the homeless population of sex…