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Automobile features to protect you from rear-end collisions.

The National Transportation Safety Board found that between 2012 and 2014, 1,700 people were killed each year due to rear-end collisions, which account for half of the crashes. It’s statistics like this that inspired the creation on Blinking Brake Lights. Although, such a simple invention, Blinking Brake Lights reduce the reaction time of people driving behind you, which results in less chance of being rear-ended. But, Blinking Brake Lights is just the beginning of technology designed to lower the odds of being in a rear-end collision. Automobile manufacturers have designed collision avoidance systems in some of their models to increase safety in rear-end collisions.


What is a collision avoidance system? A collision avoidance system has two parts. First, the vehicle will receive a warning made up of a beep and flash when sensors in the car detect a hazard. Second, the vehicle has automatic brakes that can be prompted with detection as well. This sounds great, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, an article in The Washington Post estimated only 40 percent of models in 2014 included the system. Even worse, the safety feature isn’t necessarily a standard feature. You may have to pay extra in order to be fully protected. A 2015 Hyundai Genesis priced the feature as a $3,500 add on.


So, are these systems really worth the money? According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, the collision prevention systems have reduced vehicle crashes reported to law enforcement by 78 percent. Additionally, the Highway Loss Data Institute reported, “Acura and Mercedes-Benz vehicles with forward collision warning and active braking had 14 percent fewer insurance claims filed for property damage compared to the same models without the technology.”


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a 2018 report on the safest cars with rear-end collision prevention technology. They found the two vehicles with superior systems were the Subaru Outback Wagon and the Cadillac XTF. In a rank below those two vehicles were the Jeep Cherokee, BMW 5 series, Infiniti QX60 SUV and Toyota Prius hatchback. It should also be noted that stores like Walmart and other online companies sell advance warning systems and sensors, ranging anywhere from $250 to $800.


If a BMW or a Cadillac isn’t in your budget, don’t worry. At one point, airbags were a luxury feature. Hopefully, someday soon in the U.S., it’s mandatory for all manufacturers to have the rear-end collision avoidance systems in their models, but until then, our Blinking Brake Lights are affordable and available to everyone. For $29.99, you get two bulbs with free shipping in the U.S. and the reassurance that you’ve done something to protect your well-being. Invest in your safety by visiting our site,

Comparing emergency kits for cars

We invented Blinking Brake Lights because we care about drivers’ safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rear impact collisions result in more injuries than any other type of automobile accident every year. However, with Blinking Brake Lights, the reaction time of people driving behind you is reduced, which ultimately lessens your chances of being rear-ended. However, we’re aware that there are many dangers and scenarios that could occur while driving, so we took a look at three different emergency kits around the same price.


We strongly believe there is no such thing as being too prepared.  We’re not suggesting keeping a trunk full of goods in case of an apocalypse but maybe a bottle of water would be appropriate. As a result, we did some research and comparisons to find the best emergency kits out there.


1. Lifeline 4330AAA Road Kit sold at Walmart for $24.97 (,eid-koyayyivmf,eid-ygcnqnyulq&gtim=CO-hxPqOmJXxXxD20sK_yKCu50sYkIb0CyIDVVNEKJCS4N0FMLv78gM&utm_campaign=8175035&gclid=Cj0KCQjwrszdBRDWARIsAEEYhrd36cztIHso-vqhICvYi04xQV82XdldhwOno2gEHsg7GGNNdFR3obkaAj-CEALw_wcB)


What does this includes?


Inside the very stylish Triple A bag are zipper pulls, an emergency car care guide, a membership brochure, one set of heavy duty booster cables and one heavy duty flashlight.



On Google Express, it has a 4.3 star rating out of 23 reviews. One user said, “We provided this as a gift at Christmas time to all of the car owners in the family, and it was a wonderful surprise to the recipients. They were delighted! The quality of the equipment in the bag, and the compact size of it was fantastic. It's one of those things that you hope you'll never have to use, but you're glad you have it if that time ever does come. Great gift idea; great overall purchase.”


2. Stalwart 55-Piece Pink Emergency Roadside Kit with Travel Bag for $29.62 sold at Home Depot (


What does this include?


For a whopping $29 and 62 cents, the customer will receiver a “versatile soft-sided travel bag,” pair of jumper cables, bungee cords, emergency blanket, tire repair kit, box cutter, two screwdrivers, flashlight, tripod stand, duct tape, gloves, pliers, zip ties, emergency sign and a first aid kit.




On the Home Depot page, it received a 4.3 star rating based on seven reviews. One user said, “It contained all the basic essentials for a road emergency.”


3. Roadside Assistance Car Emergency Kit for $29.30 sold on Amazon (


What does this include?


This kit includes reflective warning triangle and safety vest, tow rope, gloves, safety hammer, seatbelt cutter, flashlight, adhesive tape, rain coat, tire pressure gauge, screwdriver, jumper cables, emergency blanket and a first aid kit.



 Out of 72 reviews, it has a 4.7 rating out of 5 stars. One customer said, “It is a perfect  inexpensive, emergency kit for a vehicle. I gave them as gifts for two teenage girls of a co-worker and it has the essentials they need. Well worth the money even if they only get used one time. I added a flare, and multi tool, and beefed up the first aid kit, but that's a me thing. hard to beat this package.”


Conclusion? This is just the tipping point. Start by making a list of the things that are important to you, not only that, but do you know how to use all the items in these kits? Regardless, Blinking Brake Lights is proud of you for taking the innovative to be precautious.  Let us know what emergency kits you recommend!