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Research into the opinion of professional drivers on improving road safety by using the front brake light
 
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Department of Road and Urban Transport, University of Zilina, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, Slovak Republic
 
 
Submission date: 2023-03-09
 
 
Final revision date: 2023-03-17
 
 
Acceptance date: 2023-03-27
 
 
Publication date: 2023-03-31
 
 
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Jaroslava Kubanova   

Department of Road and Urban Transport, University of Zilina, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, Univerzitná 1, 01026, Žilina, Slovak Republic
 
 
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2023;99(1):45–52
 
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The European Union has an ambition to achieve zero road deaths by 2050. It is an ambitious target, but not an unachievable one. The installation of a front brake light, which provides information to other road users that the vehicle is braking, can help to achieve this goal. Today, this information is available to road users who can see the rear of the vehicle. Because the brake lights are located at the rear of the vehicle. The information that the vehicle is braking is also important when looking at the front of the vehicle. Whether it is other drivers or other road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. The aim of this paper is to conduct a research among professional road transport drivers what their opinion is about the front brake light. From their opinion, we will conclude whether such light has the potential to improve road safety or not.
 
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