California residents who work at places like loading docks or giant fulfillment warehouses may be aware that there are blind spots in their work areas. They may also know that navigating the heavy equipment used to move around products can result in collisions when the equipment is used in the areas with insufficient visibility.
Despite the safety measures that are in place, there is still a likelihood of collisions because none of the protocols are failsafe. Vehicles like forklifts emit warning sounds when they are placed in reverse; however, even those loud sounds can be drowned out by noises that are common inside and outside of busy work areas. It is also not unusual for employees to get so used to the warning sounds while working in a noisy facility that they ignore them.