The H.E.L.P. drivers need until HELP arrives
Emergency Safety Solutions (ESS) is focused on saving lives by helping to eliminate hundreds of thousands of preventable accidents involving vehicles that are in an emergency, disabled, or parked on the side of the road. Our Hazard Enhanced Lighting Package (“H.E.L.P.") is a regulatory compliant safety feature that uses highly visible hazard light flash patterns on LED lighting-equipped vehicles to provide instant, greatly enhanced visibility to give drivers more advance notice of oncoming hazards on or near the roadway, while also helping to combat driver distraction.
People are injured or killed in preventable tragedies involving disabled vehicles every day. Recent studies (2017-2018) show a nearly 10% annual increase in these types of accidents, including a nearly 27% increase in fatalities of pedestrians attending to disabled vehicles from 2014 to 2018. As a result, every day more than 200 people are involved in preventable crashes with disabled or stationary vehicles in the U.S. alone. These accidents occur when oncoming drivers do not notice disabled vehicles in time to safely react.
Preventable tragedies involving disabled vehicles include scenarios such as:
- A moving vehicle strikes a non-moving, disabled vehicle on or adjacent to the roadway, often leading to multiple car pile-ups.
- A pedestrian is struck while attending to a disabled vehicle on or adjacent to the roadway.
- A vehicle runs off the roadway, strikes a fixed object, and the accident goes unnoticed by passersby for hours or days while trapped vehicle occupants expire.