PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - You may have seen them while driving around the Valley. They are crosswalks placed in between two traffic lights to help get people across the street mid-block. But for some, the flashing yellow and red lights may be confusing to many drivers.
It's called a H.A.W.K. Beacon. HAWK stands for High Intensity Activated Crosswalk. It was created so people can cross the street safely in high traffic areas.
To make it easier to understand, think of it as a caution light, a stop light, and a stop sign, combined into one that only comes to life when someone pushes the crossing buttons.
Stanley Roberts takes a look at on crossing at 30th Street and Thomas Road to show the confusion and hopefully make the light system easier to understand.