LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - With two pedestrian deaths already this month, La Crosse County is working to make walkers more visible.
Already they've installed four Rapid Flashing Beacons in La Crosse.
When a pedestrian pushes the button at a crosswalk, the beacons will flash light, making the pedestrian in the street more visible to drivers.
But county officials said it's the driver's responsibility to stop.
"Cars are, you know, encouraged to drive faster on bigger roads (so) the compliance is not going to be good with a crosswalk," said Jack Zabrowski, La Crosse County Bicycle/Pedestrian coordinator. "A crosswalk is only a connection between two sidewalks, an extension between two sidewalks, so it doesn't have to be marked."
Zabrowski said the most successful crosswalk indicators are the bump outs and "yield to pedestrian" signs in the middle of the street.
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