When it comes to road safety, there are plenty of things beyond your control. It’s therefore all the more important to mitigate the risks when you can. As one example, you may not have a choice about having to stop by the side of a busy or poorly lit road, but you can make sure that passing motorists will see you.
The traditional solution to this is chemical road flares, but they have a couple of major disadvantages. They’re simply not that bright, making them difficult to spot through fog, and they can only be used on the road surface itself. In addition, they’re difficult to extinguish once you’re ready to hit the road once more, and we’ve all had enough of wildfires in recent months – yet they’ll often fizzle out in the rain.
This makes these electronic road flares an excellent gift for anyone who spends much of their time on the road.
In fact, though some situations really will call for using all six, you can just as well split this kit into pairs or threes and give a couple away. In case you don’t want to break up the set, which may well be the case for someone like a law enforcement official or tow truck driver, you’ll also appreciate the handy carrying case.
These little gadgets are thoughtfully engineered, including having a long lifespan and being pretty much impervious to any abuse they may suffer while lying on the road. They’re bright enough to be spotted easily even in broad daylight and show up very prominently at night.
The batteries can be expected to last until the sun comes up and even longer, depending on which of the nine flashing modes you select. As long as you use high-quality batteries, like those that are included (a nice touch, especially since this set of six flares requires 18 AAAs in total), you shouldn’t be let down on the night you really need them.
Furthermore, you can get some elevation by attaching these to the side of your car using built-in, powerful magnets or use the tab on the back to hang them from any convenient point. Each also doubles as a flashlight thanks to a separate bank of LEDs on the front surface.
This set comes with a couple of extra accessories, namely a pair of small screwdrivers, a whistle, and a glass break hammer/seatbelt cutter. This makes it a good safety purchase for yourself, and if you want someone else to stay safe at all times, this gift will tell him (or her) exactly that.