Pulse Technology Can Save LivesJune 21, 2018
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 90 percent of rear-end collisions can be avoided if the driver has ample warning. Even one extra second can be the difference between a close call and a serious accident. Pulse is a rear-end collision avoidance technology that causes the third brake light to rapidly blink when you press the brake pedal. Because tragic car accidents have peaked in recent years, installing this simple technology in your vehicle can save your life and other motorists on the road.
The Pulse technology can be used in cars and light duty trucks that were manufactured after 1991. When you press the brake pedal, the Center High Mount Stop Lamp, or the 3rd brake light, pulses four times. This visual alert lets the drivers behind you know that you are slowing down or coming to a stop. Statistics show that 37 percent of all traffic accidents are rear-end collisions, and 28 percent of those are considered a total loss by the insurance company. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that the Pulse technology can increase the reaction time of a driver who is following another car by 40 percent. Pulse was also found to increase driver reaction time by 14.5 feet at 50 miles per hour.
Why Pulse is the Safe Choice
In studies conducted by the Department of Transportation and automobile manufacturers, Pulse is proven to be effective for focusing a distracted driver’s attention back on the road ahead. The following are some of the main safety benefits of Pulse braking technology and how it can protect you and your family from serious rear-end collisions:
- Studies prove that the system helps prevent rear-end collisions
- Award-Winning American Design
- Life Saving Patented Technology
- Improves functionality of the third brake light
- Third brake light pulses four times when the brake pedal is pressed
- Lets the driver following you know that you are slowing down or stopping
Since the Pulse system functions independently, it does not affect the wear and tear of your vehicle’s braking system. It connects to the electrical system of your car. Based on the studies that prove how effective Pulse technology is, many dealerships have decided to install the technology in all their new vehicles.
Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents. Depending on the nature of the collision, they can cause significant property damage and serious injuries to the motorists involved. Pulse brake lights can give drivers enough warning to slow down or stop before they hit the driver in front of them.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Represent Victims of Rear-End Collisions
If you have been injured in a rear-end collision, you are urged to contact the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton at your earliest convenience. We will thoroughly investigate the details of your case and ensure that the person responsible is held liable for your injuries. Our dedicated team will seek the maximum financial compensation you deserve. To set up a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
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