That New HAWK Signal on Parker Street…

Newton Police have noted that some drivers on Parker Street are not stopping for the new HAWK pedestrian lights when they are red.  If you’re driving, please note:

  • Flashing or steady yellow = Prepare to stop.
  • Steady red = Must stop.
  • Flashing red = Full stop before proceeding.

For pedestrians, the signal is push-button operated and has Walk and Do Not Walk symbols for pedestrians, just as at intersections.  When the signal is not active, it goes dark. For more information, see this article.