Boats could in future be fitted with brake lights to warn other water users

Boats could in future be fitted with brake lights to warn other water users when they are slowing down. Florida-based PWC Industries has developed the Safety Alert System, an advanced electronic microprocessor that senses G-forces generated upon deceleration to illuminate an amber LED warning light.

The light doubles as a distress signal as it can be switched to a flashing mode to alert other boaters when a vessel needs assistance. The Safety Alert System will work on any vessel from a personal watercraft to a large boat.