FULL VIEW OF THE ROAD

THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES THE EFFECTS OF REDUCING THE LIGHT INTENSITY AT NIGHT BY THE USE OF TINTED WINDSCREENS IN CARS. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT AS MUCH LIGHT REACHES THE RETINA AS POSSIBLE. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 40% OF ACCIDENTS ARE DUE TO VISUAL IMPEDIMENTS. NIGHT VISION DIFFERS CONSIDERABLY FROM DAY VISION AND, ALTHOUGH THE USE OF TINTS MAY BE TOLERABLE DURING THE DAYTIME, AT NIGHT THEY SHOULD NOT BE USED. ANTIGLARE GLASSES FOR NIGHT USE CANNOT BE JUSTIFIED. TINTED VISORS, WORN BY MOTORCYCLISTS, CONSTITUTE AN UNNECESSARY HAZARD AT NIGHT. ALL TRANSPARENT SCREENS USED AT NIGHT SHOULD BE CLEAR AND SHOULD HAVE MAXIMUM TRANSMITTANCE OF LIGHT. ANY LIGHT FILTERING REQUIRED DURING DAYLIGHT SHOULD BE PROVIDED BY ACCESSORY BUT REMOVABLE MEANS.

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    British Medical Association

    BMA House, Tavistock Square
    London WC1H 9JR,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Weale, R A
  • Publication Date: 1974-10-19

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 149-150
  • Serial:
    • BMJ
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 5937
    • Publisher: British Medical Association
    • ISSN: 0959-8138
    • Serial URL: http://www.bmj.com/

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM