10/31/2007

Stay safe in the darker evenings

The clocks went back on last Sunday 28 October. This means that many people
will be travelling home from work and children will be coming home from school
in the dark for the first time since last winter. Accident rates are higher in
the dark, but there are some simple things we can all do to reduce the risk.

Drivers

  • Give yourself extra time. If you're running late, don't speed to catch up.

  • Be aware that it is harder to see pedestrians and cyclists, so take time to
    look carefully, especially at junctions

  • Watch your speed

  • Check that your lights are clean and working.

  • Keep your windscreen and windows clean and the washer bottle filled with
    screenwash.

Riders

  • Make sure your lights are working and clean

  • Clean your reflectors

  • Wear something reflective

  • Be aware that drivers may find it more difficult to see you

Walkers

  • Wear bright clothing, preferably with fluorescent or reflective strips.

  • Be aware that drivers may find it more difficult to see you

Further info


AplusA-online.de - Source: Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents