Be Seen Be Safe 2015
GO! will be providing visibility items for the community on Friday, December 4th in Winslow. We will be at the sidewalk plaza space adjacent to Columbia Bank from 5PM - 8PM. Stop by for free visibility items, fill out a survey and you can enter to win some great lights and reflective gear generously donated by reflective gear companies, local businesses, Squeaky Wheels and GO!.
Need ideas for being bright this season?
Need more information on ways to be seen at night?
'Nighttime pedestrian accidents and deaths are America's most preventable tragedies. Over 70% occur in the dark, and reflectors are the only proven method of making pedestrians and cyclists visible at distances sufficient for the motorist to slow down or stop.'
'Cornell University Cooperative Extension Program has published a report on "Action Wear: Clothing for Fitness". The report states that pedestrians walking along a road in dark clothing at night are first seen approximately 55 feet away, giving a driver less than one second reaction time. A driver traveling at 60 mph needs over 260 feet to stop. They list the following colors and visibility distances: BLACK/BLUE - 55 feet; RED - 80 feet; YELLOW -120 feet; WHITE - 180 feet; REFLECTORIZED - 500 feet OR MORE.' safetyreflectors.com
GO has been working on a walking map of Winslow and it's ready for viewing!