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TLC  #105 B  Side Pointing, SIDE MARKER* LIGHTS … are for “Intersection Safety”!

The “1967 Vehicle Safety Act” resulted in the mandating of Front and Rear Side Marker* Lights for all Vehicles.  Prior to this, all vehicles entering Intersections at night (or in foul weather) … had only its’ Headlights and Tail Lights to warn surrounding Traffic and Pedestrians, of its’ presence, length and width; which produced a significant safety problem because Tail Lights and Head lights were only designed to project light primarily forward or rearwards.  It had became very obvious that many Intersection Crashes** could be avoided if all Vehicles were equipped with separate or Optically Combined lampsthat deliberately project mandated warning light to the sides.
   *Should, more descriptively, be called “Side Pointing Lights”
 **Feds now use the term “Crash” rather than “Accident”

To fully comply to the intent of this Federally Mandated “Side Seeable* (conspicuity) Objective” … Vehicle Manufacturers should always try to locate their, side pointing, Side Marker Lighting as near to average traffic and pedestrian eye level as possible and spaced … no more than 30’ from each other in order to be FMVSS #108 compliant and “Conspicuous”** to all Intersections drivers and pedestrians.
*Side Pointing Conspicuity guarantees that Intersection Traffic and Pedestrians never loose site of the vehicle passing in front of them.
**The Federal Term … “CONSPICUITY” … represents the “Main Objective” for all the Side Pointing and Rear Pointing  Lights & Reflectors mandated by FMVSS #108

As pointed out in TLC #104Bjust one of our … Tongue Mounted, all Amber WingTips® simultaneously provides both the Left and the Right, Frontal, (Side Pointing), Amber required Sight Scopes*.  Also, note that any of our single bulb, 360° viewable WingTips® … if strategically located … can additionally provide some appreciated, useful, economical and practical Tongue area illumination – for the hooking and unhooking of the Tongue Winch/Hitch Mechanism and similar lighting aid choices.  See Sections TLC #103B and TLC #104B.
*Side Pointing Conspicuity guarantees that Intersection Traffic and Pedestrians never loose site of the vehicle passing in front of them.

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