Residents urged to be bright and be seen this winter

After clocks went back an hour at the weekend, and darker nights are drawing in, road users and pedestrians are being urged to ‘Be Bright and Be Seen’.

Dudley Council’s road safety and travel awareness team already provide road safety sessions in all primary school settings in Dudley but is encouraging people to take steps to be as safe as possible on the roads over the winter months. Councillor Damian Corfield, cabinet member for highways and environmental services, said:

“As it starts to get darker we all need to take more precautions on the road, not just road users but also cyclists and pedestrians.

“There are simple steps we can take including wearing brightly coloured or reflective clothing, or including reflective elements and lights on your bike. Anything you can do to make yourself more visible is so important. “

Top tips on Being Bright and Being Seen include:

  • Wear brightly coloured or fluorescent clothing that shows up well in daylight and at dusk.
  • Wear reflective elements if you’re out when it’s dark, to make sure you can be seen when lights shine on you. Even small items like armbands and stickers can help to make you visible.
  • Cyclists remember, it’s the law to have clean and working lights at night, as well as a rear reflector.
  • Always use the Green Cross Code and safer places to cross wherever possible, and make sure your routes are well lit if you’re out when it’s dark

The team also offers a range of other services including cycle training. Call 01384 815433 or email for further details.


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