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Lime-yellow color as related to reduction of serious fire apparatus accidents--the case for visibility in emergency vehicle accident avoidance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2081824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fire departments have long used red as the traditional color for fire apparatus and have been reluctant to change. Optometric research and literature offers ample proof that red is a poorly detected color. This paper views the shortcomings of red. Simultaneously, it reports that the ancillary equipment and markings used to make fire vehicles detectable are not as effective as previously thought. These safety measures include flashing lights, strobe lights, retroreflective material, and audible alarms. Lime-yellow has been found to be a distinctive, highly visible safety color. Research reveals it can reduce or prevent serious fire apparatus accidents through early detection.
S S Solomon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Optometric Association     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0003-0244     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Optom Assoc     Publication Date:  1990 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-06     Completed Date:  1991-05-06     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505575     Medline TA:  J Am Optom Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  827-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic / prevention & control*
Color Perception / physiology*
Fire Extinguishing Systems
New York
Vision, Ocular / physiology

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