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Chevron and Reflective Panels in Different Colors - ReflectivePro (Custom Panels Website) Lime and Red Reflective Panels are highly effective due to the brightness of the Fluorescent Lime both day and night and the contrast of the Red. It is for this reason that the Lime and Red color combination is used by fire departments and EMS vehicles. These panels grab the attention of other drivers. The problem is that other industries often want to use different color combinations so that they are safe, but not mistaken for an EMS vehicle. Since there are no laws governing which colors you...

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Ten Types of Reflective Tape - Deciding Which One is Best for You. Introduction Reflective tapes vary in flexibility, durability, vividness, color and brightness. These are all factors to consider when selecting which type of tape to use for your application. This post will briefly discuss each type of "standard reflective tape" that our company carries. (Our "specialty reflective tapes" will be discussed in a separate article.) The goal of this article is to help you select the tape that is best for your job. Choosing the right reflective tape involves considering all factors which include the surface the tape...

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Oralite (formerly Reflexite) manufactures two types of SOLAS.  A 1403 version and a 1404 version.  1403 SOLAS comes in self-adhesive and sew on and 1404 comes only in a self-adhesive version. Both versions reflect the same, are durable, and share the same strong adhesive. Both films are also single layer tapes that do not delaminate like other SOLAS tapes. The difference is in the flexibility, conformability, and stretchability of the films themselves.   FD 1403 SOLAS is flexible (bendable) but will not stretch. It is made to be applied to a smooth, hard surface.  Example applications would be a fiberglass...

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Article sponsored by Reflective Pro Custom Safety Products Let’s face it, the addition of a trailer to any vehicle increases the risk of an accident. This fact confirmed by multiple accident studies that show that trailer/passenger vehicle combinations are especially prone to mishaps. The larger and longer the trailer, the greater the risk of an accident, and with accidents come personal injury, fatalities, and property damage.  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data shows that from 1975 through 2020, approximately 21,000 people lost their lives and 1,080,000 were injured in crashes involving passenger vehicles towing trailers.  The estimated cost of just these trailer...

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Article 3 in series on rear end collision reduction.

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