From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., the unimaginable can happen. Those hours are
considered high risk for your safety. It is dark outside you are biking,
walking or running at night or early in the morning. A driver, who may
or may not see you, drives right into you. As a result, you may be
injured or even killed. The unimaginable does not have to occur and you
don’t have to stop enjoying the outdoors when you use reflective apparel
such as reflective belts, reflective backpacks or reflective vests.
increases your visibility to drivers. An increased
visibility also increases your opportunity to enjoy your outings and be
safe too. You can use different types of reflective apparel to increase
The vests, which are lightweight and breathable, are easy to slip on
when you’re prepared to walk or run at night or in the morning. The
vests typically are available in one-size-fits-all. So, you don’t have
to worry about finding the perfect size vest. The vests are designed
with strips on the back and front so drivers can see you.
If you’re not interested in wearing vests, you can choose the reflective
armbands. The armbands are available in different colors such as lime
green and bright orange. Wearing the armbands allow drivers to see that
something is moving when it’s dark outside.
Reflective Leg Bands
You can also wear reflective leg bands, if you’re not interested in
wearing vests. The leg bands are available in the same colors as the
armbands. All of the leg bands are light weight. Most are made with
Velcro to provide an adjustable fit.
The belts are alternative to other reflective gear like armbands and leg
bands, although people usually wear the bands and belts. The belts,
which are one-size-fits-all as well, are constructed with loops and
snaps to allow you to attach things such as keys or a small wallet on
Emergency Lights for Vehicles
Besides wearing reflective gear such as reflective armbands, you can
increase your visibility with emergency lights. These emergency lights for vehicles
fit on your bike, scooters or other vehicles. Many people
place the lights on the wheel rims or bike handles. Most of these
lights are lightweight and easy to attach on any vehicle. Some lights,
however, may require batteries unlike the apparel.
Regardless of the outdoor activity you choose to enjoy, it’s vital to
stay safe. The evening and early morning is a dangerous time for anyone
biking, walking or running. Increasing your safety involves wearing
apparel such as reflective backpacks, reflective belts and reflective leg bands
. You can’t depend on drivers to watch the road and see you