Hindsight can effectively enhance the performance of signal lighting. The advanced supression system creates lower intensity bursts in a short but eye catching way that can help increase the awareness of an otherwise ordinary signal light.
Safety lighting on vehicles has a long history including one of the largest adaptations which occurred in 1986, when third brake light systems became mandatory on vehicles sold in the United States. The new mandate was intended to add advanced notice when a vehicle is braking or slowing down thus reducing the risk of rear end collissions. Further, according to the US Dept of Transportation, although third brake lights have improved rear end collision risks, they continue to remain the most frequently occurring type of passenger vehicle collision.
Various, extensive and comprehensive testing confirms that increasing the effectiveness of safety signal lighting can reduce the risk of rear end related accidents by over 70%.
health & loss prevention
According to the National Safety Council, there are over 2.5 million rear end collisions are reported every year, making them the most common type of automobile accident. Rear end accidents are also known as 'whiplash' accidents because the nature of the collision often results in a whiplash injury for the occupants of the front vehicle. About 20% of the people involved in rear end collisions exhibit symptoms of whiplash.
Adding to the health concerns related to injuries and even death, the consequences of a rear end collision can be financially damaging as well. It is reported that as many as one in seven drivers in the United States is uninsured. Uninsured drivers involved in a rear end collision will burden the victim with the financial burden of thier error in judgement.
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