Smart Lite: A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives
"Invented By A Trucker For Truckers"
Marty Vanderhoek the inventor of the Smart Lite
talks about his unique invention that will save lives!
Back on August 17, 2014 the Vancouver Province Newspaper wrote an article titled Where Are You? I Can't See That You Are There . In that article the writer focused on the "front end blind spot" - a "dead zone" if you like - where pedestrians, cyclists and small vehicles seem to "disappear" from sight from the operator of a large 18 wheeler.
It is a zone where death and injuries are just waiting to happen!
Marty Vanderhoek is a professional truck driver with over 30 years experience driving the big rigs. His experience and knowledge led him to invent a simple, yet unique device called Smart Lite; A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives.
This simple, yet unique device now allows commercial truck drives to see what they could not see before - what if anything is in that "front end blind spot".
As Marty states in the following video "When people see a large commercial truck with all the mirrors and cameras they assume that the operator can see everything that is around him, well, this is just not true"
That is until now - With Smart Lite.
Watch and Listen to Marty's Story.
About Smart Lite
60% of all truck accidents are directly contributed to the front end blind spot of commercial trucks. In North America alone over 5,000 deaths and 140,000 injuries occur annually. At Smart Lite we believe that those statistics are far too high.
What is Smart Lite? Smart Lite is designed to reduce crashes, to save lives and to reduce injuries. The system was designed by Marty Vanderhoek, a professional commercial truck driver with over 20 years experience in the industry. It is a simple, yet unique design that utilises simple mirror to mirror technology to completely expose the entire front end area of the truck to the driver from inside the cab. As a result. the device offers the driver a clear and unrestricted view of any vehicle, motorcycle, cyclist or pedestrian that could be in the front or blind spots or no zone area of the truck.
No high tech cameras, mirrors or unreliable beeper systems. With Smart Lite the driver instantly sees whatever is in the front and blind spot areas of the truck by a split second glance into the West Coast mirror. For more information on the Smart Lite system please visit our web page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
His 35 years experience behind the wheel has taught him the many dangers that truckers face on a daily basis. One area is that front end blind spot that plagues every truck driver. How on earth can you see that car or motorcycle that is running beside you and a little ahead of your door?. Essentially, you can't! Until Now....
Drawing upon his 35 years experience behind the wheel Marty invented the Smart Lite; A simple system which he says is “A breakthrough in commercial trucking that will save lives” According to Marty "The Smart Lite device is revolutionary in that it allows the operator to see what is occupying the space in that front end blind spot. Before Smart Lite there was no device or system that allowed the operator to make a 100% visual determination of what was beside him and a little ahead of his door. With Smart Lite that problem is now solved."
Indeed, this simple yet revolutionary safety device is already being hailed by commercial truckers for its simplicity and effectiveness. The device has already received an endorsement by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) as a safety feature that greatly improves trucker safety.
"A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives!"