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Old 02-25-2019, 03:48 PM   #1
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Safety - Safety - Safety - Best Roadside Emergency Reflective Triangles

Looking for the best roadside reflective triangles.

Looking for highly reflective / sufficiently weighted down / easy setup / good construction / good carry case that doesn’t take up to much room.

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Old 02-25-2019, 06:05 PM   #2
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Hi

Your first couple criteria are at odds with the final "does not take up much room". The small easy to store ones are not going to be big, rugged, and indestructible ....

The better answer is *more* reflectors at a greater distance down the road. Always treat them as if they are a single use item.( = Don't be bashful about putting them near the edge of the road ).

If you are really concerned about visibility at night, forget about the triangle gizmos. Get some sort of blinking light instead.

Another hint - don't pull over just past an obstacle or curve that puts you out of the view of approaching drivers.(unless you are a cop with a radar gun). Saw that one maybe three times today ....(the disabled vehicle part, I saw more than three cops with radar guns )

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Old 02-25-2019, 06:25 PM   #3
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I carry several of these. Bright enough to seen from a distance and small enough to carry.

https://www.harborfreight.com/emerge...ght-62417.html

To add to what Bob said, don't pull over if you cannot be seen from a great distance. Even then, during my time at the highway department, I heard of too many cars colliding with stranded autos. Almost as if traffic is mesmerized and heads into a vehicles flashing lights at night. Same in daytime unfortunately.

I've resolved to not stop on the edge of a road unless I absolutely cannot go on. Tires and rims be damned. Get off the road it at all possible, day or night.
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:47 PM   #4
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I decided on triangles and lights because we do have fog on a regular basis.

These have a weighted base:
https://www.etrailer.com/Emergency-S...ster/EMT3.html

These have hazard and work light combos:
https://www.etrailer.com/Emergency-S...PPD110200.html
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We have the triangles & cones...but 3m reflective tape also helps at night on the road, scroll down on that thread for more info.

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I had a flat trailer tire one late night while driving through LA. I pulled off on the shoulder on an exit ramp to change the tire. I put out three orange reflective cones and had my flashers on. A CHiP pulled over to help me. He wanted me off of the entrance ramp because "when drunk drivers see flashing blinkers and reflective cones late at night, they tend to fixate on them and drive right into you". It was a bad neighborhood, but he stayed with me through the tire change.

Just saying, be careful out there.
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Triangles!!!

By all means! These are the most recognized roadside caution warning in North America! There are about 18 inches long each side, weighted so they won’t blow over and highly reflective!!! They collapse down to put in a case that is about 19x4x5 inches. Just Google “emergency triangles” and these are what pops up. These are also the standard in the trucking industry. Every one of them has ‘em! DOT required! And they are cheap! Less than $25 for three and you will want the pack of three. A few different variations are around but best ones are the weighted ones that come with a red case for all three.

Motor On!!! I hope you never need to use them.
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By all means! These are the most recognized roadside caution warning in North America! There are about 18 inches long each side, weighted so they won’t blow over and highly reflective!!! They collapse down to put in a case that is about 19x4x5 inches. Just Google “emergency triangles” and these are what pops up. These are also the standard in the trucking industry. Every one of them has ‘em! DOT required! And they are cheap! Less than $25 for three and you will want the pack of three. A few different variations are around but best ones are the weighted ones that come with a red case for all three.

Motor On!!! I hope you never need to use them.
One more thing! If you are not exactly sure which ones to order, just go down to the local major truckstop or truck parts store and buy ‘em. They don’t sell the cheaper knock-offs!
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