the chances of being struck and killed as a pedestrian increase by 1100%
after dark, according to the National Safety Council, you should take advantage
of the Federal Highway Administrations statement that reflectorization
has been shown to increase the visibility of a pedestrian by a factor of
the Scandanavian countries, where reflectors have been used by all members
of the population since the early '60's, the nighttime pedestrian accident
rate is 50% less than ours here in the United States. In the US, over 60%
of pedestrian accidents and deaths occur in the dark says the National
Safety Council. Wear or carry a reflector beginning today! Be Safe - Be
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are some pertinent facts from independent sources:
of being struck and killed as a pedestrian increase 1100% after dark"-
National Safety Council.
visibility of pedestrians is a major contributing cause of higher nighttime
accident rates"-U.S. Public Health Service.
a survey of safety specialists, reflectorization countermeasures were identified
as having the highest overall rating as a means for reducing school children
accidents during darkness"-U.S. Department of Transportation.
person dressed completely in black wearing a thumb sized reflctor is detected
at longer distances than a person dressed completely in white"-Federal
out of 10 drivers who struck people at night didn't see them. 90% of motorists
who hit people at night are not ticketed for any traffic violations"-Indiana
State Police Reports
University Cooperative Extension Program has published a report on "Actionwear:
Clothing for Fitness". The report states that pedestrians walking along
a road in dark clothing at night are first seen approximately 55 feet away,
giving a driver less than one second reaction time. A driver traveling
at 60mph needs over 260 feet to stop. They list the following colors and
visibility distances: BLACK/BLUE - 55 Feet; RED - 80 feet; YELLOW -120
FEET; WHITE - 180 feet; REFLECTORIZED - 500 FEET OR MORE.