On average, it takes a driver 1.5 seconds to see a roadway hazard, recognize what it is, decide how to react to it, and initiate a reaction.
When something unexpected is in the road – a tractor-trailer that is illegally backing into the road, for example – a driver must make a split-second decision. Unfortunately, in a situation like this, it may be too late to avoid a collision.
Perception-reaction time is often a major factor in car and truck accident cases. We take a closer look at this issue in our latest white paper: In The Blink Of An Eye… Understanding Driver Response Time In Truck Accident Cases.
In this free white paper, we explain:
- The concept of perception-reaction time, and why it matters in auto accident cases
- The difference between visibility and discernibility
- What regulations trucks must meet regarding conspicuity materials
- And much more
We invite you to download our free white paper to learn more about this topic. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, this information may prove especially beneficial.