Top 3 Safety Tips for Staying Visible at Night: Going for a walk or a jog at night can sometimes be the only way to escape the heat (and the noise) of the day. It can be great to get outside once the sun has gone down but there are definitely some extra precautions you need to take before venturing out into the night.
One of the most important things is to make sure you are still visible to motorists and other pedestrians. Being visible can mean the difference between safely enjoying your trek outside and potentially getting lost or injured. Here, we’ll break down the top 3 safety tips you can use to stay visible at night. Read on to learn more!
1. Get Reflective
In order to be visible, there has to be some light right? Light can be hard to come by at night, but wearing reflective gear can help you to be more visible to motorists with their headlights on. Reflective clothing like this Hi Vis Safety Vest or even smaller pieces of gear like arm or ankle bands can go a long way towards keeping you safe. The more the better for night safety, so don’t be afraid to put on a safety vest or more.
You can also invest in a headlamp to help not only to make you more visible to others but to improve your own sight capabilities when you’re walking in dark spaces.
2. Be In the Right Place
There is a right place and a wrong place to be when you’re walking at night. If you’re on a stretch of road with a designated sidewalk, stay on the sidewalk! If there isn’t a sidewalk, it’s much better to be off-road than on the road in the way of traffic.
Even when you are on a sidewalk or off-road, it’s a good idea to walk facing traffic so that you can see what is going on around you. You can’t assume that others will see you, even if you are wearing reflective gear, so you need to be able to react if they don’t.
3. Don’t Go Alone
One of the best ways to improve your visibility and overall safety when walking at night is to bring a friend! Even if you’re just bringing your dog along, two individuals walking at night are always more visible than just one. Just make sure your dog has reflective gear too!
Having a friend with you is also a great backup in case of injury or any other dangerous situation. Keep yourself, and others, safe by bringing along a friend or family member on your nighttime walks. And don’t forget to share your night safety tips with your friends as well!
Nighttime Safety Tips For You
Walking at night can have fantastic health benefits, but you need to make sure that you are staying as safe as possible while doing it. Hopefully, these safety tips can help to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your nighttime walk or jog while staying safe.
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