Countdown clocks coming to several BK intersections

BROOKLYN - Many Brooklyn intersections may soon be safer for residents traveling on foot with hundreds of new countdown clocks being installed across the borough.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun adding the clocks to busy intersections it deemed as high pedestrian crash locations. At Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue, the clocks have already taken the guessing game out of crossing the street.

Many say they are hopeful the clocks will reduce pedestrian-involved crashes. Others say it will take more of an effort from both drivers and pedestrians to keep everyone safe.

Officials say they're installing 1,500 clocks at intersections across the city over the next year.

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