Today’s roadways are cluttered with distractions for motorists. We are continuously seeing LED billboards that constantly change pictures and messages and most often they are found on interstates where a high rate of speed is already a factor in driving safety. The term for this in the field of traffic reconstruction is “visual clutter”. Samsung, one of the largest electronic manufacturers in the world has added a new threat by placing a TV on the rear of tractor trailers with a camera in front of the tractor trailer. The motorist behind the truck can actually see what is in front of the truck. Simply stating: This is a disaster waiting to happen. Can you imagine how distracting and dangerous this could be to figure out what was going on with that image? Samsung should seriously reconsider this moving mobile TV/billboard. No kind of advertising is worth this huge threat to motorist.
The “safety truck” is not safe at all.