The pedestrian signal indications are intended to guide pedestrians crossing a roadway. Signals alone do not guarantee a safe crossing; however, with compliance on the part of the pedestrian and driver, they can provide the needed safety. The meaning of the pedestrian signal indications are:
A white symbol of a walking person or a "WALK" indication means that a pedestrian may step off the curb and start across the street.
A flashing orange symbol of an upraised hand or a flashing "DON'T WALK" indication means:
- That if a pedestrian has not already started across, he or she shall not step off the curb and start across the street.
- That a pedestrian who has already entered the street on a "WALK" indication may continue his or her crossing. Adequate flashing time is provided to cross the entire street and vehicles on the cross-street will not receive a green light until the "DON'T WALK" stops flashing.
A steadily illuminated upraised hand or a steady "DON'T WALK" indication means that a pedestrian should be out of the street since vehicles crossing his or her path have a green light.