Rear End Collision Avoidance
In support of continuing effort to eliminate vehicle accidents, can you please answer the following questions based on your company’s practices?
1. Do you use emergency lights on your vehicles?
ComEd Answer: Yes
a. Which vehicle types do you use them on?
ComEd answer: We use them on Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) and SUVs, pickups and vans.
b. Are there any vehicles you do not use them on?
ComEd Answer: Yes. The only vehicles we have not installed emergency lights on are sedans (we have a small pilot ongoing with or Meter Reading Department).
c. What types of lights (strobe, light bar, flasher, etc.)?
ComEd answer: Mars Lights and LED flashers
2. Do you utilize any type of safety lights on your vehicles 100% of the time when the vehicle is in operation? If yes, what type (MARS, LED Strobes, etc.)?
ComEd answer: Yes, we use Mars/strobe type lights which are manually operated.
3. Do you have any LED Brake Lights/Bar for your vehicles? CMV vehicles, personal vehicles, etc.?
ComEd answer: Yes, we currently have no lights flashing/strobe lights tied into brake lights.
4. Besides utilizing emergency lighting or additional lighting, have you addressed the prevention of rear end collisions in a different manner?
ComEd answer: Currently, we place reflective safety tape is the rear of all vehicles and we are exploring additional options to address the prevention of rear end collisions.