New touch-free crosswalk signals installed at San Jose intersections amid pandemic

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Touch-free crosswalk signals have been installed at several intersections in San Jose.

ABC7 was at South Bascom Avenue and Renova Drive Wednesday afternoon where a tech operator was busy replacing them.

The new devices give people the option of waving their hand to trigger the walk signal instead of pressing a button.

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This means fewer germs are spread through touch.

Santa Clara County chose 25 of the busiest expressway intersections to have them installed.

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