Making things highly visible.

April 24, 2020 5:36 pm


In our modern world the requirements of adequate safety provision have become, and rightly so, very important. This is why we now see a huge amount of reflective material either on ourselves when walking or cycling and also on vehicles to distinguish them when on the road. Such an important improvement has led to greater safety and awareness of others on the road.

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One of the most important improvements has been with the backs of vans now being emblazoned with Chapter 8 Chevrons like those available from The back of the van can easily be picked up from a great distance. This has also been used on the vehicles of the emergency services allowing the motorist more time to recognise them coming and so get out of the way in case of emergency.

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With regard to clothing, this has seen the biggest change. The wearing of hi-viz jackets and vests is now quite common practice and is even considered to be a uniform requirement. It has also been a godsend to the cyclist both pedal and motor especially when they are using their mode of transport at night. Crossing guards, track and road maintenance workers also benefit greatly.