Have you ever been flashed while driving? No, I’m not talking about flashing body parts or flashing headlights. The new fad in flashing is in brake lights.
If you have never seen a vehicle with flashing brake lights, you may be in for a treat in the near future. Many large automakers are implementing flashing brake lights in their vehicles in order to increase their visibility and, thus, decrease the incidence of Pennsylvania auto accidents.
These lights, which flash quickly when the brakes are applied in a sudden manner, are being implemented into vehicles such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. They are also available as an aftermarket addition for vehicles, which are not currently equipped with them.
Studies have shown that the flashing brake lights really do reduce car crashes by gaining the attention of other drivers more quickly than normal brake lights. By grabbing the attention of following motorists, the flashing brake lights have been shown to decrease the reaction time from 0.6 seconds to 0.4 seconds. This may not seem like much of a difference, but that extra 0.2 seconds equates to a distance of 20 feet when traveling at a speed of 70 mph.
Have you been injured in a rear-end collision in Pennsylvania or New Jersey? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Cordisco & Saile today to speak with a Bucks County car accident attorney.