Tuvizo — July 2014

8 TRAFFIC SAFETY TIPS WHEN WALKING OR RUNNING WITH YOUR DOG

Jul 20 2014 0 Comments July 2014

For many dog owners throughout the world, the only time to walk the dog is either before or after work.  This means that for a lot of the year they will be walking in dark or nearly dark conditions.  Dog owners often forget that their dog needs to be just as visible as they are.  You can buy a reflective safety vest and reflective bands for dogs which use Velcro to attach them to the dog’s body.  There are also collars and leads with reflective strips.  So when you put on your reflective gear for your daily dog walk, don’t...

SAFETY AND REFLECTIVE GEAR FOR MOTORCYCLISTS

Jul 20 2014 0 Comments July 2014

High visibility is essential for anyone on the road but especially for motorbikes.  Motor cyclists do tend to weave in and out of the traffic, trying to find the quickest route and as such, often find themselves in other road users’ blind spots. Reflective gear, such as a reflective vest must be worn on top of jackets to ensure that they are seen in conditions of poor visibility or at night.  Reflective strips on helmets and bikes are also a good idea, even if you have chosen a high-viz helmet. Reflective arm and leg bands will also increase visibility and...

12 ROAD SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORISTS SHARING THE ROAD WITH RUNNERS

Jul 15 2014 0 Comments July 2014

Running can be hazardous as motorists tear past at high speed or back out of their driveway without looking properly.  Safety is a shared responsibility between the motorist and the runner.  The runner should not be listening their favourite track on their I-pod, they should be listening to traffic noise.  The runner should be wearing some form of reflective running gear, such as a reflective vest or reflective belt, in order to make themselves highly visible in conditions of poor visibility.   Sadly, not all runners are responsible and it is up to the motorist to help them survive their run!...

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