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Be safe, be seen – day and night

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Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable people on our roads.

One of the most important things you can do to be safer is to make sure you are seen both day and night.

Rule 3 of The Highway Code NI says, “Help other road users to see you. Wear or carry something light-coloured, bright or fluorescent in poor daylight conditions. When it is dark, use reflective materials (e.g. armbands, sashes, waistcoats, jackets, footwear). Even in daylight, poor light or weather conditions can impair a driver’s view. Always wear something bright or fluorescent when walking during the day.”

Here’s something to reflect on: Wearing reflective Hi-vis clothing at night gives a driver an extra 3 seconds to see you – which could save your life.

The best advice is wear fluorescent by day and reflective by night. Or better still, both.


Fluorescent and reflective – the difference brought to light

Fluorescent colours are very bright and show up best during daylight but are less effective at night-time.

Reflective materials reflect the light from car headlights and at night-time can be seen up to three times as far away as non-reflective materials. However, reflective materials are not as effective during daylight.


Share this page with all your friends and family whether they are drivers, pedestrians, cyclists or motorcyclists. Every road death is one too many.