Seeing and being seen on the road are critical requirements when it comes to promoting safety and the protection of drivers and pedestrians on the road. With poor visibility, there’s a big chance that accidents and collisions can happen on the road, which can lead to injuries, costly damages or worse, even death. The extent to which poor visibility promotes accident varies in every country. For example in Victoria, Australia, poor visibility on the road is a factor in 65% of crashes between cars and motorized two-wheelers. In Germany, 5% of all crashes are attributed to poor visibility. The percentage may vary but one thing remains clear- poor visibility is a problem, and one should be addressed immediately.
Improving Visibility on the Road
For four-wheelers, there are a number of approaches and changes that can be used to improve visibility. For example, the use of mandatory daytime running lights can help reduce the incidence of daytime crashes. The use of high-mounted lights which can be positioned at the back of the windshield of the cards can help increase visibility during the day, and help the incidence of collisions.
Good visibility on the road also means improving the driver’s ability to see what’s ahead, around the car and what’s on the rear especially when reversing the car. To address this limitation, drivers can invest in reversing cameras designed for four-wheelers. Reversing cameras are available in different camera configurations, and the cameras can be fitted in different parts of the vehicle. Cameras are primarily fitted on the side of the trucks or other forms of four wheelers or they can be installed at the rear. With side view cameras, drivers can remove the nearside blind spots can be removed and it will help reduce the risk of sideswipe collisions when turnings. The rearview cameras, on the other hand, will give drivers more confidence when reversing and maneuvering, thus reducing the incidence of injuries and accidents. In short, the addition of side and rear reversing cameras can help drivers improve visibility and reduce the risks of accidents along the way.