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Flicker Brake Lights

Flickering white bar like in stop lights
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In newer stop lights, at least here in the Northeast US, there is a thin bar that flickers a very bright white to catch the attention of anyone who might be paying attention to something other than the intersection. Putting this bright white blinking bar in brake lights would catch the attention of the person behind you, should they fail to notice your brake lights.
buddymatt, Jan 12 2004


       I assume it would be red, not white. But I like it. Welcome, [matt].
Worldgineer, Jan 12 2004

       I sounds like a good idea. I hope it would not be TOO distracting. figuring that the flashing light may catch the eye of more than just the guy behind you.   

       p.s. do the epileptic people where you live have a problem with the flashing white light on your stop lights? Would this cause that sort of problem?
babyhawk, Jan 12 2004

       From what I know epileptic seisures can be caused by simple flashing light in extreme cases, but it usually takes quickly flashing, multi-color lights or patterns to just outright cause a seisure. And aren't their clinical stipulations for driving lisences that pertain to seisure-prone folk?
Letsbuildafort, Jan 12 2004

       hmmm, you may be right.....i know that they can can be just flashing white lights...but i think you are right about not being able to get a license if you have that severe of a case.
babyhawk, Jan 12 2004

       I always pump the pedal a couple of times when it seems I may be stopping too short for the guy behind me +
theircompetitor, Jan 12 2004

       How long would it take before people stopped looking at flashing lights in front of them?
phoenix, Jan 12 2004

       [babyhawk], my first title for this was "seziure lights"- that was the first thing i thought of when i saw the stop light, that it could give someone a problem   

       [Worldgineer], not sure what you're referring to as being red, not white. if you mean the actual part I am introducing, it's white. Picture a red square brake light with a small bar in the middle that blinks a very bright white   

       does anyone else have these stop lights? i think all new intersections in New Hampshire have them, and i've seen a few in Pennsylvania...
buddymatt, Jan 12 2004

       We have some in New York, but I thought the light was taking pictures of cars in order to ticket them.
phundug, Jan 13 2004

       Nothing like temporarily blinding the guy behind you when you come to a sudden stop.
kracker, Jan 13 2004

       I've seen brake lights on some industrial trucks that strobe once very brightly before staying on.
waugsqueke, Jan 13 2004


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