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Be Safe Be Seen

Be safe and be seen when out and about walking, biking, jogging, boarding, or blading. It's important for you and your family to get outside and be active. Remember to be seen by other road users, especially at dawn and night.

Tips

  • Wear reflective clothing, especially right before dawn and at night.
  • Have a white front light on your bike.
  • Have a red rear light or reflector on your bike.
  • Make sure your bike has white reflective strips on the front forks and red reflective strips on the back.
  • Wear reflective bands around your arms and legs to make you visible at night. They can be purchased at a variety of retail stores selling sports equipment and/or gear.
  • Take a flashlight with you.

Ever wonder how visible you are at night when you wear dark, fluorescent, white or reflective clothing?

  • You can be seen 700 feet away from a driver if you are wearing reflective gear.
  • You can be seen fewer than 100 feet if you are wearing dark clothing.
 
Date of creation: February 28, 2013
Last modified on: August 14, 2017

References

1Beland, Janine, 3M Hi Vis Group, 3M Canada. (2012, October 25). Worker/Pedestrian Safety Through Enhanced Visibility, Not By Accident Conference. London Ontario
2Ontario Ministry of Transportation Cycling Skills Ontario’s Guide to Safe Cycling. ©Queens Printer for Ontario, 2012. Retrieved from
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pubs/cycling-guide/pdfs/cycling-guide.pdf