According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Insurance Board (NIB), more than one out of every 3 vehicle accidents involve some sort of rear-end collision. With distracted driving becoming more prevalent, this trend is expected to increase. Rear impact collisions result in more injuries and property damage than any other type of automobile accident. A NHTSA study proved that 90% of rear-end collisions are avoidable if the trailing driver has one more second of warning. So what is PULSE Safer Braking Technology?
PULSE is a cutting edge occupant and vehicle safety product. It is a revolutionary, new, patent pending Electronic Circuitry Unit/Microprocessor (“ECU”) manufactured in the U. S. and designed to meet all federal, state and local regulations. When the brake pedal is pressed, PULSE causes the 3rd brake light (a.k.a. center high mount stop lamp or CHMSL) to rapidly pulse 4 times. This creates an attention getting alert for the driver behind you, warning them that you’re slowed down or stopping. So why should you have the PULSE Safer Braking Technology installed on your vehicle today?
The PULSE Safer Braking Technology improves the reaction time of the trailing driver by approximately 50%. NHTSA found that at a speed of 50 mph the increased reaction time reduced the stopping distance by approximately 14.5 ft and at 60 mph, 20 ft. So the next time you’re at a stop light or stop sign, look in the rear view mirror and ask yourself if the driver behind is:
- Texting or Talking on a Cell Phone
- Changing Radio Stations
- Applying Makeup
- Dealing with a back seat full of children
- Or all of the above
Jim Glover Chevrolet – Lawton is proud to introduce the PULSE Safer Braking Technology to the Lawton/Ft. Sill and Southwest Oklahoma area. According to Dealer Partner, Steve Barnes, Jim Glover Chevrolet-Lawton has installed this technology to all of it’s new Chevrolet inventory. It is part of the Safety Convenience Package being offered on all New Chevrolets from Jim Glover Chevrolet of Lawton. In addition, customers who would like to add the PULSE Technology to their current vehicle can call the Service Dept @ 580.280.2884 to schedule an appointment to have this installed. Damien Wagner, Jim Glover Chevrolet Service Manager, says the cost including installation is $299 plus tax.
You and your family are the most important people on the road which is a philosophy shared by Jim Glover Chevrolet. We invite you to stop by Jim Glover Chevrolet – Lawton at 82nd and Cache Rd and let us demonstrate this new technology. Remember one common theme after a rear-end collision is “It wasn’t my fault; the guy behind me wasn’t paying attention; what could I have done differently?” You can install the PULSE Safer Braking Technology and increase the chance that the “other guy” will notice you stopping or slowing. For more information regarding the Pulse Safer Braking Technology, visit their website at PulseProtects.com.