When it comes to a collision between an individual walking, cycling or motorcycling and a motor vehicle we know that there can only be one outcome. The national statistics for accidents and deaths for these groups is a stark reminder that more needs to be done to alert these groups to the dangers and remind them to take all necessary precautions to protect their individual safety.
In todays fast paced world we often take for granted that we constantly live our lives in the company of fast moving vehicles. We listen to music on our phones as we go about our business and have been lulled into a false sense of security that accidents always happen to somebody else.
In a statement today by reflective safety gear manufacturer GlowGuard they highlighted the need for individuals to take responsibility for their own visibility, citing it as the major cause of many of the thousands accidents that occur each year.
A spokesperson for GlowGuard explained, “Our aim at bringing these statistics to the forefront is not to frighten people but just to get the message in front of them that an awful lot of accidents are happening in our country every year and that by doing nothing to minimize the risk that is so evident by these figures means that you are putting yourself in harms way to becoming a statistic. A driver in a motor vehicle is the fast moving object. His reaction time is compromised by his speed and so it is up to the slower, more vulnerable individual that may be they walking, cycling or motorcycling to ensure that the driver sees them as far away and as visibly as possible. When a driver is alerted to the presence of another road or sidewalk user they are able to adjust their driving accordingly and take the necessary steps to avoid any potential mishaps. Runners and walkers are often distracted so visibility can be one constant way of reducing the risk.”
GlowGuard is the manufacturer of a reflective safety vest that is made from a highly visible yellow mesh of 3M Scotchlite material to provide 360-degree visibility when worn. The vest is a one size fits all adjustable design able to be worn over loose clothing or jackets that provides high visibility at distance for men, women and children when they are running, walking, cycling, jogging or working in close proximity to vehicles. The GlowGuard safety vest also includes an additional pair of reflective strips that can be adapted to be worn as wristbands or around the ankles for increased safety. To accommodate the modern lifestyle, the vest has an integral zipped pocket large enough to fit valuables as well as an iPhone 6S or equivalent Android Galaxy S6.
The spokesperson continued, “Awareness of both parties is the key to avoiding many of these accidents. High visibility with reflector safety gear by the more vulnerable group of walkers, cyclists or motorcyclists is one way of making the vehicle driver aware of your presence so that even when distracted, the individual is adding awareness to the situation and avoiding a possible accident.”
The GlowGuard Reflective Safety Vest is available exclusively for purchase on Amazon USA. For a limited period, the vest will be available to purchase at a discount to its RRP, (Recommended Retail Price).
GlowGuard is the manufacturer and sole distributor of GlowGuard Reflective Safety Vest. The vest can be purchased on Amazon USA and for more information please go to their product page at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DB78ZD2