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The Tri-Color Triangle is shown in use in a variety of videos with various scenes of road scenes, including on Amish buggies, regular farm tractors and on a tractor-pulled construction trailer. The 2nd to the last video is footage of scenes from an “Amish Safety Day” event in Indiana in 2015 where the T-C T was formally presented to a large local Anabaptist community after their having been exposed to long-term testing of a prototype T-C T in the area for 9 months prior. An informational booth was set up and examples of the new style, existing styles and non-spec deficient styles were presented along with explanatory materials, one-on-one Q and A on all aspects/history of SMV emblems and specs plus tablet computer playback of the videos featured here.
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First, in the heart of Northern Indiana Amish country, I came up behind this construction-type trailer in traffic by pure chance in April, 2021. It shows how the T-CT is as valuable a safety item for this type of usage as it is to conventional farmers, individual self-powered construction equipment and, of course, the Amish and their various buggies, wagons and pony carts. Owing to new YouTube video linking anomalies, please click the “Watch It On YouTube” options if this first particular video’s playback fails to load.
The basic daylight buggy video. (OPEN THIS LINK IN NEW TAB OR WINDOW to view full-screen)
Another Tri-Color Triangle ™ daylight road use demonstration. This also includes an example of multiple problems with a buggy pulling a trailer… errors in display of SMV emblem on buggy and trailer. The end shows an anhydrous ammonia tank with an auxiliary T-C T ™. (OPEN THIS LINK IN NEW TAB OR WINDOW to view full-screen)
Next: the Tri-Color Triangle ™ in Dusk settings, demonstrating the low-light effectiveness of the proprietary fluorescent/retro-reflective lime-green stripes. (OPEN THIS LINK IN NEW TAB OR WINDOW to view full-screen)
Next: the Tri-Color Triangle ™ in a variety of nighttime situations, including: passing the buggy; other cars passing buggy; behind the buggy with oncoming vehicles’ headlights in following car driver’s eyes. Scenes without the buggy’s lights illuminated… the triangle alone showing up in the following car’s headlights. Scenes with the buggy lights illuminated. These images graphically portray how the appearance of the center orange section (and the new lime-green strips) looks the same at night as it does by day, correcting a main drawback in the existing SMV emblem. The 2 last scenes show a standard triangle on a buggy at night and in traffic for comparison. (OPEN THIS LINK IN NEW TAB OR WINDOW to view full-screen)
Next: The Tri-Color Triangle ™ is shown to the Amish and Mennonite community around Nappanee, Indiana, at an informational display at Safety Day put on by the NSA. Benefits of this new version were demonstrated and discussed and drawbacks of non-standard and deficient triangles were pointed out. The long-term road-testing of a prototype T-C T ended and a production unit ceremoniously replaced it. (OPEN THIS LINK IN NEW TAB OR WINDOW to view full-screen)
Last: a telephone truck with the now-common display of fluorescent/retro-reflective yellow-green and orange conspicuity striping on its rear along with the temporary placement of a Tri-Color Triangle ™ for comparison purposes. (OPEN THIS LINK IN NEW TAB OR WINDOW to view full-screen)