If you’ve ever been in an accident, you know that it isn’t long before you see the flashing lights of an ambulance, EMS, or police vehicle coming to the rescue. We know we can rely on them in our time of need and trust they are going to keep us safe. With roughly 6500 accidents occuring involving ambulances each year, a lot of time has been spent researching ways to keep emergency vehicles, and the drivers around them, as safe as possible. Emergency vehicle graphics and lights have seen significant improvements over the years as they utilize newer technologies to make themselves more visible.
We’re all familiar with what flashing lights indicate when we’re driving down the highway. We know that we need to either pull over or be cautious if they’re on the side of the road. While flashing lights can be good at attracting attention and alerting drivers, they can also be distracting and can even prevent drivers from noticing other hazards on the road.
Because of this, emergency vehicles don’t rely solely on bright lights to get the job done. You may have noticed that over the years ambulance decals and emergency vehicle graphics have received a tune-up. This is not simply to make them more aesthetically pleasing but is actually a safety upgrade, transitioning to the use of reflective sheeting and stickers that are designed to increase vehicle conspicuity.
Even without lights flashing it’s usually pretty easy to identify an ambulance during the day. But at night or during low light and low visibility conditions it can be easy to mistake an ambulance for a van or a truck. This is where reflective ambulance graphics come into play. They’re constructed with small glass beads or prisms that bounce light from your own headlights back at you. This is why you can clearly see the colorful chevron ambulance decals and other graphics and lettering as they pass you on the road.
A lot of people don’t realize that ambulance decals and certain emergency vehicle stickers are required to follow safety guidelines when it comes to reflective lettering and designs. At PDecals, our experienced design team can help you come up with something that stands out, fits your style and meets these important requirements. We’ve worked extensively with both the design and installation of emergency vehicle graphics and we know what works best.
As certified 3m vinyl wrap installers we’ll make sure that your ambulance or other emergency vehicle is as safe as it can be with top of the line reflective vehicle wraps. We’ve been serving communities all over western NY for years and have the knowledge and experience to answer any questions you have. If you’re thinking about updating your emergency vehicle graphics or if you’re just looking to add new reflective lettering, stickers, or decals to your entire fleet, call PDecals today.