Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Shine Your Light

Now that the nights are long and dark, you may find yourself walking on dark streets more often.  Please heed these tips from the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center


  • Wear bright/light-colored clothing and reflective materials.
  • Carry a flashlight when walking at night.
  • Cross the street in a well-lit area at night.
  •  Stand clear of buses, hedges, parked cars, or other obstacles before crossing so drivers can see you.

Keep in mind that, as people age, the amount of light that enters their eyes decreases drastically.  That means that middle-aged and older drivers need those bright, reflective materials far more than a younger driver or pedestrian might guess.  For your own sake, please help all drivers see you as you walk or bike.

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