Anyone that has ever been broken down on the freeway, or even stalled
at a green light feels the fear of an accident. In some cases it’s a
risk to even open the vehicle and get out. This is a rough spot, for a
stranded motorist not sure that other drivers see or care about the
oncoming predicament. In this case what is needed is a way to
figuratively increase the size of the stranded car, and increase the
level of caution being used by oncoming traffic. Slowing down and
increasing the care and attention being paid to the situation, is the
safest thing to do immediately after traffic blocking situation.
Car emergency lights
are a driver’s best friend in this situation
because it helps to increase the presence of the road obstruction.
Emergency lights for vehicles actually make a disabled car more of a
concern to oncoming traffic. This increases their need to use caution.
Without them, even if a driver sees a disabled car slightly off the road
he may be just veer away without reducing speed, a much more dangerous
scenario. Car emergency lights usually refer to emergency flashers that
all go on with one control. They are bright enough that they usually
cut through fog and stormy weather.
Emergency lights for vehicles
also refer to flashing lights you see for
police and fire. These are high powered and serve the purpose not just
of getting people’s attention but also to clear the road. Amber
Construction and security lights also make other vehicles in seeing
distance take notice and prepare to take action. Often these are what
motorists see first when driving up on road construction, pipe repair,
power lines, etc. they come with specific colors designated for specific
purposes within a few general categories.
Car emergency lights can also refer to the hand held red caution lights
that are used for directing traffic. They can also be the roadside
flares that are commonly seen at an accident scene. Many drivers are
aware enough to bring these along with them in their emergency kits.
Sometimes it’s an officer that just arrives at the scene and is trying
to establish a bypass for traffic. Reflectors
or reflecting tape on
traffic cones, though not as visible as a powered light are certainly
better than nothing. When equipping a car they can be a lifesaving
If you decide to put lights in your emergency kit make sure that the
batteries work. Look into options that plug into your car’s lighter.
Remember, if your car doesn’t start, the more items you run off of your
car’s battery the sooner your battery will lose its charge.
Confidence in a tense situation is what you need to make a calm
decision. Emergency lights for vehicles give people at least the
security that they are doing all they can to be visible in a dangerous
situation. Another benefit about turning on emergency lights is that in
many states it’s illegal not to use caution when emergency lights are