Driving at night can be hazardous. This is made even worse when there are adverse weather conditions to contend with. Fog, especially freezing fog, is particularly difficult to deal with. The same could be said of driving rain or. Even worse, snow. Over the years of road use we have developed motor vehicles ability to be seen in such weather conditions and the darkness of night to greatly reduce road traffic incidents.
The most important development is that of headlights and tail lights. They allow us to see the road ahead and to provide a way for other users to see us. Red is at the rear, so as not to blind the drivers following us. An off white is placed at the front to illuminate the road for us and to provide a way to show drivers where we are. This is fine as long as you don’t have your lights on full beam.
Vans, being large and bulky can be a possible hazard. Things can become severe if there is an incident. Chapter 8 Chevrons which are reflective and attached to the back of the van. When headlights hit the Chevrons they shine brightly, This makes it extremely easy to spot the van and has made a significant contribution to road safety and made the job of driving at night much easier. Anything that improves this has to be a good thing especially when it makes life safer for us all.