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Discussion :: Inventions - Section 1 (Q.No.50)


What inspired reflecting road lights to be invented?

[A]. Car door reflecting mirrors
[B]. The light a cat's eyes gave off on a fence
[C]. Sun light on steel posts on road sides
[D]. The sun light on the windshield

Answer: Option B


In 1933, Englishman Percy Shaw was driving home when he saw a cat's eyes reflecting. He had been headed straight towards a fence with the cat on it, but on the other side was a drop of hundreds of feet.

Riri said: (Apr 4, 2018)  
I Didn't get it. Please explain more.

Rohit said: (Oct 10, 2020)  
As cat eyes are reflecting objects, so driver could save his own life otherwise he would have hit with fence atleast.

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