“Article zeros in on the challenges of recreating vehicle accidents occurring at night.”
S-E-A’s Fawzi Bayan, mechanical engineer and conspicuity specialist, describes the difference between detection and perception on the road. Determining what could have been seen and recognized during a nighttime accident requires an elaborate recreation of the scene. Factors such as the phase of the moon, weather conditions, presence/absence of reflective tape, age of driver, etc. must be taken into account to determine whether an accident should have been avoided. Click on the brochure link below to learn more about conspicuity and vehicle accident reconstruction.
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