Consider the fact that in the United States, nearly 30 million people ride horses, every year. An according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the "rate of serious injury per number of riding hours is estimated to be higher for horseback riders than for motorcyclists and automobile racers."
A new product that can potentially decrease the amount of collisions for horse riders is called Tail Lights. The company is currently raising funding on Kickstarter and has surpassed its goal of $18,500. The product aims to warn drivers of automobiles that they are not alone on the road and that there are horses on the road too. The device includes front and rear view lights that can change color and pattern to give ample warning to any cars in the vicinity. The Tail Lights Rider Safety System also includes some other useful features, like a hand held remote and a nine hour battery charge.
Equestrian activities, in many cases, have inherent risk that are sometimes out of the rider's control. Horses, in many cases, can be unpredictable. Their size can be a major factor in many injuries suffered while riding. The Tail Light Systems focuses on collisions where visibility between horses and automobiles and other horses is an issue. A good safety tip that should always be apart of any horse rider's trip is a helmet, and now maybe that should include the Tail Lights System.
The Michigan based company aims to stay as local as possible. On their Kickstarter campaign, they state the importance of manufacturing in the U.S. and employing veterans. As a company which aims to make roadways and pathways safer, Tail Lights could potentially be a godsend for horseback adventure seekers everywhere.
If you have been involved in a equestrian accident due to someone's negligence, contact a lawyer at The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Attorneys at the Michigan Law Firm, PLLC are skilled in dealing with automobile accident cases and injuries caused by horse riding accidents. Call 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation today.