Tuesday 24rd November 2020

Direct and indirect vision: avoiding accidents caused by blind spots

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According to a recent research study by the European Road Safety Council, trucks are involved in 25% of all fatal accidents in the EU. From statistics from the London Transport Authority Transport for London shows that trucks are responsible for more than 80% of all fatal accidents involving vulnerable road users in the UK capital, even though they account for only 4% of traffic. And reports from the World Health Organization show that construction, agriculture and mining are among the riskiest jobs in the world, with many deaths and injuries caused by moving vehicles and machinery. As these statistics show, there is still a lot of work to be done to prevent vehicle deaths and injuries on the road and at work. The driver's view is of crucial importance for road safety. The question of what a driver sees from his seat in the vehicle has long played a role in road safety legislation, such as the one Direct Vision Standard in London. The direct view (So what a driver sees through the windows), however, is not enough to avoid accidents caused by blind spots.

If the driver doesn't look, he won't notice anything

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Passive systems such as mirrors and cameras can improve the driver's view, but also require the driver to look consciously in order to see objects or people. During the period in which a driver checks his mirrors and reacts accordingly, the vehicle can travel up to 5 meters even at low speeds of only 10 km / h. John Osmant, Managing Director for Vehicle Safety at Brigade Elektronik GmbH, explains: "Although passive systems such as B. mirrors have been prescribed for many years, they alone cannot solve blind spot problems. If the driver is not looking, he cannot see any obstacles in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle. This is why vehicle safety systems with acoustic alarms and warning tones are so important - they trigger immediate action by the driver and thus contribute to the highest standards of road safety. These active systems inform the driver instantly when a vehicle or object is in a blind spot so that the driver can react immediately and prevent a collision."

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An infographic created by Brigade illustrates the importance of vehicle safety systems that improve the driver's vision and shows how both passive and active systems protect and improve road safety. "Many collisions with trucks take place when maneuvering at low speeds, e.g. B. when parking or turning in a confined space“Adds John Osmant. "Injuries and deaths, not to mention damage to property and vehicles, can be drastically reduced if the driver's indirect vision is improved. For maximum safety, we always recommend a combination of passive and active vehicle safety systems."

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