Re: OH&S Laws and cars... Reflective stripes coming to a car near you!
Someone had done some research and found that brake lights have more effect when they flash - or when they flash out of phase, increasing in frequency the harder the brake pedal is pushed. Not such a stupid idea when you consider the effectiveness of the V8 Supercars "brake foglight" flashing at times. I think you'd obviously need a traditional brake lamp, but im interested in this new development.
As for reflective stickers etc, I don't think this would happen. Maybe there will be a requirement coming into effect that we need bigger reflectors or have indicator lamps run as driving lamps like they do on the Land Rover Discovery/US cars.
I dont think they would expect the population to plaster their cars with reflective stripes - there definatley needs to be some form of differentiation to emergency service vehicles.
Our ute and Lancruiser at the fire brigade have the reversing beeper - one sounds quite sick.
The Fire Engines themselves have 2 reversing beepers each, out of phase, and very loud, certainly gets attention. Plus we have reverse light floodlamps and freight train airhorns but thats a story for another day.
Last edited by dave_au; 11-26-03 at 06:08 PM.