Be Bright, Be Seen
Be Bright, be seen is a universal message to all residents of the Royal Borough for 2008.
It is not only children who need to ensure that they can be seen when using the road. All residents should take precautions to ensure that they can be seen by other road users whilst walking and cycling,
Fluorescent clothing and equipment
This material should be worn during the day because it reacts to the UV rays in the sunshine, which causes it to glow. Therefore wearing fluorescent material during the day time, means that you will ‘stand out’ against the background.
Reflective materials and equipment
This material is best worn at night or in dull weather, because it contains lots of tiny prisms that reflect the light from a source (such as car headlights) directly back towards it.
This enables the material to ‘light up’.
Cyclists should remember that lights and reflectors on a bike are a legal requirement when cycling at night.
Hints and Tips
For more information on Be Bright be Seen, see the Tales of the Road website for young people gives hints and tips on staying safe as the dark nights draw in.
For lesson plan ideas contact the Road Safety Team.