We are all taught road safety from an early age but as we get older the amount of time that we spend in the proximity to vehicles can make us complacent to the dangers we face on a daily basis. The dark evenings of winter are a reminder to many to take extra care and so it is for runners, dog walkers, cyclists and motorcyclist who take precautions over the winter months to make sure they are visible to vehicles thus reducing the chances of accidents occurring.
With the lighter evenings and warmer, brighter days of summer, many are being lulled into a false sense of security. While statistics tell us that accidents are reduced over these months, the decline is only some 35%. The remaining high accident level can be attributed to two factors; the false sense of security mentioned above and unforeseeable changing of weather conditions.
In a statement today, reflective vest manufacturer GlowGuard called for everyone engaged in outdoor activities that bring people into the proximity of vehicles during the summer months; runners, walkers, cyclists, hikers and motorcyclists to be aware, and continue to take the same precautions that they would during the darker winter months.
A spokesperson for GlowGuard explained, “The number of accidents that still occur during the lighter summer months are an indication that people can do more to ensure their safety. The temperature and longer days give some help, but flash storms, fog and morning mist can all appear suddenly and can change the dynamic that can lead to accidents occurring. We design our safety wear specifically with breathable mesh so that it can be worn in warmer temperatures. It has a zero impact on your body temperature but has a 100% impact on your visibility.”
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, “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.”
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