With Labor Day behind us and the kids back in school, the inevitability of darkness impinging on our free time means that safety issues rise to the forefront where exercise is concerned. It may have been the case when you are able to run on the roads during the summer months in bright daylight that visibility was not such an issue but the conditions are changing and those hours are slowly changing from daylight to twilight to night.
In a statement today by reflective safety gear manufacturer Glow Guard, they issued an advisory warning to all runners who exercise by running the streets and/or find themselves in the vicinity of vehicles. It is an attempt to help reduce the 180,000 a year recorded accidents that occur in America each year through pedestrian/runners and motorized vehicles. It us during the beginning of the winter months that runners need to start thinking about visibility safety to protect themselves.
A spokesperson for Glow Guard explained further, “It is that time of year when if your running after work you have to start thinking about your safety and your visibility to drivers. The worst possible light for visibility is twilight. These are currently the hours most people are running in and after the long summer days it can be easy to forget to start using safety vests to be seen on the roads.”
The GlowGuard reflective vest 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 to provide visibility at distance for people when they are working or doing leisure activities in close proximity to vehicles. Additional benefits of the GlowGuard safety vest include an additional pair of reflective strips that can be adapted to be worn as wristbands or around the ankles for increased safety. The vest also provides for the modern lifestyle with an integral zippered pocket large enough to fit valuables as well as an iPhone 6S or equivalent Android Galaxy S6.
The spokesperson continued, “We would just like to remind everyone of the safety message. Our message is simple. Take the same safety precautions when you are outside near vehicles regardless of the time of year. Weather and visibility conditions can change in a matter of minutes and staying safe is all about planning for the unforeseen. With light conditions getting worse by the day, don’t delay using safety gear to make yourself visible.”
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 Gear.
Their vest can be purchased on Amazon USA and for more information please go to their product page at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DB78ZD2