The problem I see with the safety flashers is that the control is hard to find if you drive different vehicles on a regular basis. Many are behind the steering wheel, so you have to reach around it, some push in, some pull out, some are located in the dash along with other controls and are NOT illuminated, etc. I really miss my telephone company Caravan sometimes. It had a big rocker switch on the dash you could just reach over and slap. Several years ago a string of us were coming back from working during a bad ice storm. We had spent all days going around trees, helping road crews drag trees out, etc, even had one fall so close as I was passing it cleaned the dirt off the side of the van. All of that was in addition to trying to get our customers back in service. . We were heading home about 11pm, there were 2 construction trucks ahead of me, and someone else in an Aerostar following us. We were moving pretty slowly due to icy road, and just as the Aerostar pulled out intending to pass me I saw the lead truck swerve across the highway, so I hit the strobe. The trucks one at a time went over to the other lane to pass a downed tree, and as we got lined out again the Aerostar started around a second time. Guess he was in a hurry. I saw the lead trucks swing over again so I hit the strobe, only this time we had to go clear to the opposite shoulder to get by the tree. After that the guy in the Aerostar decided he would just follow us the rest of the trip.
If you are not part of the solution,
you are part of the problem!!!