In the second of our 4-part series on ways to see and be seen, we will examine the importance of brake lights. Arguably one of the most important safety features on a vehicle, brake lights play a vital role by notifying following vehicles of other drivers’ intentions to slow or stop their cars. Without them, there would be little way for other vehicles to anticipate a driver’s intention, which could lead to a rear-end collision.
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While brake lights seem to do a fine job of relaying a driver’s intentions to slow or stop their vehicle, there is always room for improvement. For example, one thing that brake lights lack is the relay of urgency to other drivers. How are others to know whether the illumination of your brakes means you’re slowing at a leisurely pace or in an urgent halt?
In order to tackle this problem, some automakers have been implementing a new type of brake lights – lights that flash when activated in an urgent manner. This quick flashing draws attention to the vehicle and has been shown to decrease the reaction time of following drivers, thus, decreasing the likelihood of suffering a rear-end collision.
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