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New Crosswalk Will Help Students Cross Safely at Amistad Elementary

KENNEWICK, Wash. - A state grant will pay for a new crosswalk near Amistad Elementary in Kennewick.

4th Avenue is a five-lane road there, and drivers coming around a curve may not see people crossing until it's too late.  Pedestrians and people on bicycles have been hit there recently.  So a new signal called a HAWK will be put in, along with a radar to tell drivers how fast they're going through the school zone. 

A HAWK has a light above the road, that will turn red.  Studies show drivers are more likely to stop for red lights than a flashing yellow.

The new signal will be installed next year.

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