Posts Tagged ‘emergency lights’

Patrolling the highway is one of the most dangerous work for any law officer. Of course, the criminals and violators on the road are what makes the job extremely risky, but mundane items like emergency lights can be an equal cause for concern if not used properly.

Lighting considerations for law enforcers

While it’s clear that lights are necessary to inform motorists of the presence of law enforcers, more lights don’t necessarily mean better; some lighting types can actually increase the hazard to officers on the road, particularly during nighttime. How, where, when, and what types of lights are used are important considerations before handing out the keys of a patrol vehicle to an enforcer.

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In many parts of the world, transport safety is on high priority as several people travel on roads and highways. In the U.S., the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires all commercial vehicles to equip lights and reflectors, including emergency lights, with the correct color and placement. Depending on the need to be visible or noticed, lights should be mounted in places where drivers and pedestrians can easily discern the warning lights. (more…)

You can never know when you will find yourself in a roadside emergency situation. As such, it is always best to be prepared for it. That in mind, here are a few tips to help you stay safe in any emergency situation:

Supply Kits

Always keep a bag of supplies in your trunk in case you have to spend long hours in your vehicle before help arrives. Pack foods that do not spoil easily like energy bars, cereals, and crackers; water in plastic bottles; blankets; and a wind-up flashlight. Avoid food that have a high salt content or are spicy as these can cause you to burn through your water supply faster. (more…)

The use of emergency lights is a realm dictated by its own set of rules, many of which the common man usually knows nothing of. The meanings behind emergency lights’ different colors is one aspect of this mystical universe that few are aware of, but even for the uninitiated, a quick overview should be all that’s required to demystify them. (more…)