…working together in partnership – to make the roads of London safer

間…(Ma) – The space between road users is just as important as the road users themselves.


Jimmy Beam Downlights Limited (JBDL) is pleased to announce the release of the new Vehicle Avoidance Lateral Lights (VALL’s) system. The VALL’s are an all-in-one side marker light with an adjustable downlight included within the unit. An illuminated area is projected adjacent to, and along the sides of the vehicle (daylight intensities permitting). The illuminated area helps with TWO areas of concern: Firstly, it helps the driver to see along the sides of the vehicle when driving in poorer lighting conditions and so reducing the possibility of causing injury to anyone or damage to property; secondly, all road users benefit but in particular the Vulnerable Road User (VRU). The VRU can now realise a visible ‘area of high risk’ which is adjacent to and along the sides of the vehicle (daylight intensities permitting). The ‘area of high risk’ ought to be avoided in the interest of the VRU’s own personal safety and for the safety of all others.

 …working together in partnership – to make the roads between Norwich and Peterborough safer

Coach without VALL’s

VALL’s Video

Coach with VALL’s

The 1.5 Metre Footprint Is Used By Some Police Forces in their #OpClosePass

Just the same as with driver’s being prosecuted for passing or overtaking ‘too close’ to a cyclist, any cyclists that enter in to the Vehicle Avoidance Lateral Lights (VALL) illuminated footprint when in the proximity of a vehicle, could be deemed ‘too close’ and depending upon the circumstances, may be cautioned and/or prosecuted, if spotted. This information is correct and has the agreement of the West Midlands Police as of 07.11.2017.

If a vehicle is using external recording cameras in conjunction with the VALL’s and an incident occurs within the illuminated footprint, any possible impingement of the area can be examined with possible blame apportioned. The Highway Code stipulates a clearance to be given to larger vehicles to enable its safe handling.

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