PORTLAND, Ind., May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Every week, back over incidents seriously injure or claim the lives of thousands of people across the world. Many of the victims involved are either children or elderly pedestrians with more than half hit by trucks. Additionally, back-up incidents account for a quarter of deaths in the workplace and 90% of these occur off-road in loading bays, truck stops, quarry sites and warehouses.
There is no question that for vulnerable road users, and those working on work sites, backing-up vehicles pose a danger. The rear blind spot is a huge problem regardless of the vehicle or machine and is one of the main causes of back-up incidents.