Increasing pedestrians safety by slowing down traffic through traffic islands in the middle of the road is common practice all over the world. So pedestrians can cross one lane after the other without the need of an actual pedestrian crossing marking. The advantages are a better traffic flow and a more natural look without white markings – important for historic city centers, or busy downtown areas and some landscape design.
The disadvantage of these traffic islands is, that they are usually not well lit and drivers overlook them easily. The consequence can be damaged installations and even accidents at these intersections.

Beckstone luminaires light these traffic islands for approaching traffic and mark the crossing for threatened pedestrians clearer. Besides advantages for all traffic participants authorities safe on there budgets for maintenance and claims by reducing the number of cases for hit and run accidents.