2015年12月30日

A bright idea: Danish runners is good to remember reflex

Three out of four Danish exercisers have reflectors on when they train in the dark.
When Danish adults walking on the street in the autumn darkness, less than half (38 percent) who remember to take reflective vest, or anything that lights up.
Motionisterne contrast learned the lesson.
Here are 77 percent luminescent when they run out in traffic.
It shows an interview with 1004 contributing Danes over 15 years carried out by Yoga in October for Coda and the Child Accident Prevention Foundation.
Reflective means that you have 85 percent less risk of being hit when you run, walk or bike with reflectors compared to if one only has its dark winter clothes on, shows statistics from the Norwegian Trig Traffic.
"A motorist driving 50 km per hour can see a dark pedestrian at about 30 meters. It gives him two seconds to react. But he sees someone with reflex at 140 meters, so the driver has 10 seconds to respond, "Says Claus Nielsen, communication manager at the Child Accident Prevention Foundation.
READ Article Many children go outside reflexes in the morning darkness.
Most popular is it going with reflector West Zealand and Jutland, which is ironic, because actually people who walk, run and bike in big cities, more vulnerable.
"People mistakenly think that a lot of light in the city helps motorists to see them. But on the contrary, it appears that all light sources confuse the driver so that the vulnerable road users have even more need for reflectors and LEDs to block the sea of light around them, "says Claus Nielsen.
For runners and cyclists, he recommends especially slap-wrap - which is a kind of rigid reflective tape with built-in LEDs bandied around the ankle or wrist, and you can quickly take off again.

  


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2015年12月21日

Have reflective vest you’re expired

Did you think it kept using vest? It helps little, if it has become too old.
It's dark outside and not so easy for motorists to see you when you walk along the road. Some are good at taking on themselves and their children reflective vests when they walk the dog go to school or jog. But there is not much point in using it if it has expired.
Glare capability will reduce over time. It's about how often it is used, how it is stored and how often vest washed, says UP chief in Central Norway per Eisner Gollum.
According to the road authorities have reflex a life span of three years.
Reflective Experts believe that it is dangerous to go with a bad reflex than without reflection. This is because they behave differently when you think you are protected.
Are you unsure whether reflective clothing is too old, so you should invest in a new, says Gollum?
Accident statistics from the Public Roads Administration show that one third of pedestrian accidents happen in the dark. In the period 2005 to 2014 occurred 40 percent of the most severe accidents in which pedestrians were killed in the dark.
Half of the fatalities pedestrians did not flare.
Figures from Road Safety show that about 35 percent women and 28 percent men using reflectors.
It is a very small numbers. When we know that the risk of being hit reduced by 85 percent if we use reflex, so it is a very cheap insurance that adults should take. We are maybe a little better at using reflectors on the kids, but adults are bad for it, says Gollum.
  


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