Highway Hypnosis May Affect Scene Lights

May 2004
Fire Chief;May2004, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p12
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Reports that the United States Fire Administration and the Department of Transportation have asked the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to research on how to effectively mitigate motorist disorientation caused by the use of emergency warning lights. Debate on whether emergency warning lights cause accidents that injure firefighters; Estimated percentage of firefighters killed in the line of duty; Research on the effects of emergency lighting on normal, impaired and drowsy drivers; Plans of SAE to examine all emergency lighting systems.


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