by their very nature they are made up of mechanical and electrical components which do not have an indefinite life span, and will therefore fail at some time during the vehicles working life. We also spend less time maintaining our vehicles for various reasons either due to lack of time, lack of mechanical experience or because cars are becoming more complex so whether you pay £1000 or £100,000 for a car one day you will be stranded at the roadside.
The major breakdown and roadside assistance companies produce statistics every year and even back in 2008 they found that they attended over three million breakdowns during this time. over one million were for flat batteries alone, which means that with no warning lights your car is a hazard to other road users and is a dangerous place to be especially at night. These are only statistics from the major roadside motoring organisations. Imagine how many other individuals that have no breakdown cover what so ever break down every year.
The quickest you are going to receive help will probably be about one hour, so what will you do?
The obvious thing is switch on your hazard lights to warn other motorists that you present a danger, provided it isn't an electrical problem or a flat battery that caused you to break down and that your hazard lights still operate
You remember that you have a warning triangle in the boot that came with the car or you have bought at an accessory shop, so you get this out and assemble it and place it forty five metres ( UK Gov recommended distance ) to the rear of your vehicle, possibly putting yourself in danger from other oncoming traffic.
Up until now these were the best options available to you because even though technology for cars has increased when you breakdown the safety of the driver has not.
The major breakdown and roadside assistance companies produce statistics every year and back in 2008 they found that they attended over three million breakdowns during this time.
Over one million were for flat batteries alone, which means that with no warning lights your car is a hazard to other road users and is a dangerous place to be especially at night.
Now imagine if you could affix something to the inside screens of your car which could be seen clearly 200 metres away that would direct traffic away from you and your vehicle making it obvious there is a hazard ahead. Now you can with Hazard Alert.
This patented, independent warning device can be fitted and operational within fifteen seconds and doesn't rely on your car's electrical system or require any additional wiring. It will run on its own power source for about three hours or alternatively could be connected to the car's cigarette lighter or USB port for longer operational periods.
The association of Police Chief Constables approved a survey which determined Using warning triangles or cones does not guarantee detection of a parked vehicle. So if this is your only means of protecting yourself and your vehicle it falls far short of what would be considered as an emergency warning system. Imagine how many private vehicles are rear ended every year and the figures run into thousands, if not more. Don't be one of these statistics. This technology in the past has not been available to the general public because of cost, however now you can also have the conspicuity of the emergency services and feel safe without putting yourself in danger by using the Hazard Alert.
Similar in size to a Number Plate, 20mm thick
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"If my wife breaks down, would I want her walking around on a deserted road? or be able to remain in the car and be safe and secure until the emergency services arrive?"
I was with my baby and had broken down, there is only a warning triangle, how can i leave the baby and setup the triangle? I wasn't happy to leave the car with no method of warning other road users. Would i feel safe with a baby or young child on a dark road without being able to lock myself in the car?
I had broken down but because of my disability I needed my wheelchair to be able to leave the car. It is impossible for me to set up a warning triangle to warn other traffic.
Ken - 07900 333673
Robin - 07834 688471
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