Free! Yes, you heard me right! But no need to thank me, thank the Road Safety Authority. The sobering fact remains that more than two-thirds of fatal pedestrian collisions happen at night. With the days getting shorter coming in to Winter, I have found it's dark in the morning when I get up, and dark by the time I get home from work meaning that if I want to go out for a walk/run, I need to be prepared. I need to be seen.
- Always wear a pair of reflective armbands, high-visibility belt or other reflective or fluorescent clothing which will help you to be seen from a distance
- Carry a torch on country roads
Last month, I bought a head lamp in Halfords for €3 (shur where'd ya be going?) as there are no street lights around the roads near where I live. So if I wanted to go for an early morning walk with the dog or a post-work run, I have to drive somewhere safe to begin with (like the park or the prom etc) which makes going out in the first place even more of an ordeal. This way I have no excuse - it'll be just like Summer (apart from the cold... and the rain... and the darkness...).
Now that you know you can Be Safe - Be Seen for free*... You have NO excuse!
(*well... in my case it cost €2.99)