Thousands were killed or injured in accidents that might have been avoided if only their stopped cars had been more visible to oncoming traffic. These accidents happen every day. Anyone can have a flat tire or engine trouble, and suddenly they are sitting ducks to distracted drivers. Even well prepared drivers find themselves stopped in traffic behind a previous accident, vulnerable to a driver that fails to see the line of cars ahead in time to avoid a deadly crash.
Many of these tragedies might have been prevented through earlier warning of the danger ahead. Most of today’s cars simply do not have an effective early warning system. They depend on antiquated flashers, which are low to the ground, often obscured by other traffic, and may not even be functioning after an accident or electrical failure. Road flares and orange triangles are no better. They sit low to the ground and fail the visibility test. How can the average driver protect him or herself and passengers in these unexpected and dangerous situations?
What’s needed is a simple but effective warning beacon that has both height and bright lights for maximum visibility of a stopped or disabled car. CrashFlasher™, developed by the St. Christopher Project, is a patent-pending LED emergency auto safety beacon that significantly improves the visibility of a stopped or disabled vehicle. In an emergency, CrashFlasher quickly and easily assembles and attaches to the roof of a vehicle, extending nearly 5 feet higher than the car. Its tall pole and bright, flashing LED lights alert oncoming traffic to the potentially dangerous situation ahead. This helps other drivers realize they need to slow down or move over before reaching the scene.
Just a few seconds’ warning can be the critical difference between tragedy and an ordinary drive. We at the St. Christopher Project recognize that all serious accidents can’t be prevented. Some, however, can.