On many occasions, professional drivers are those who have a lower accident rate (DGT, 2016). However, it should be noted that the presence of a heavy vehicle is a crucial factor in the severity of an accident. For this reason, the use of reflective tape on HGVs is vital.
Reflective tape can prevent such accidents from being so serious, or at least help prevent damage and reduce the risks. For this reason, the Directorate General of Traffic and various professional drivers’ associations constantly stress the importance of respecting safety distances.
Furthermore, this reflective safety marking must be carried so that the lorry or trailer is sufficiently visible at night or in poor visibility conditions. This type of marking guarantees the possibility of being seen at a distance of more than 1000 metres, which is why it is so important to always carry it.
Vehicles required to carry reflective tape.