Be Bright Be Seen Day is an annual opportunity for us to remember the importance of being seen whilst out and about. And, Gomer were not going to let a ‘lockdown’ stop us from being extra bright for the day during our live lessons – have a look at the gallery below. So, on Friday 8 January, we dressed up and our JRSO Team organised an assembly for us – thank you. We are keen for our children to do this to support their active healthy lifestyles, but, we also want the children to be seen by drivers, especially at night or in poor light conditions.
How Does High Vis Work?
- The sun’s ultraviolet rays react with the fluorescent colours to make them appear to ‘glow’ increasing daytime visibility. The effect is stronger in poor light conditions such as in fog or towards dusk.
- At night, light from sources such as car headlights bounces off the reflective areas to make the tape glow, increasing night time visibility.
- By wearing or carrying something ‘high vis’ which has both fluorescent and reflective materials, it will help you to be seen day, dusk and night: ‘Fluorescent for day, reflective for night’.
Fluorescent for Day
Did you know… fluorescent colours help you to be seen in the daytime and near dusk.
- They work really well in dull or rainy weather and when daylight is fading.
- On a rainy day it’s hard for drivers to see pedestrians and cyclists so it’s a good idea to wear or carry something fluorescent.
- Fluorescent colours look really bright because of the way they absorb and emit different kinds of light.
- Many people don’t realise it but… fluorescent colours don’t show up in the dark or ‘glow in the dark’. To be seen by drivers at night you need something reflective.