A near fatal accident to a Welsh businessman inspired a ground-breaking road safety product.
The BriteAngle LED Warning Triangle is the idea of managing director of the South Wales company, Stephen Wornham (right), who while driving home from work one night, encountered a near life-changing experience for him and a fellow motorist.
Turning into a poorly lit road and due to the angle in which his headlights were shinning, Steve narrowly avoided hitting a motorist sat down on the street changing their tyre.
If it wasn’t for a flashlight in the motorist’s mouth that flashed Steve as he turned his head to face the oncoming car, Steve may not have avoided the motorist at the last second, and the ending to this story for both parties could have been life changing at the very least.
Since then, Steve has made it his full time mission to prevent this situation, or worse from happening again to any road user on the roadside. After intense research the realization was that normal reflective warning triangles just didn’t do the job. A combination of these factors with a lot of hard work gave birth to the market leading BriteAngle LED Warning Triangle, now meaning no one has to go through the same scenario Steve did that night.
Even in daylight, a broken-down car isn’t as visible as you might think – it may not be obvious to oncoming traffic that you are stationary until it’s too late. Using a warning triangle when you breakdown reduces the risk of an accident for both you and oncoming traffic.
In the UK, it is recommended drivers carry a warning triangle, while many European countries have made it a legal requirement.
Where older passive warning triangles reflect the light from a motorists headlights, the BriteAngle uses active LED lights, increasing the effective distance and time to be seen, helping to avoid a potential accident.