Be seen and safe in the dark

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Views -

Re­cent­cor­re­spon­dence­about the switch­ing off of street light­ing seems to be gen­er­at­ing more heat than use­ful light.

The mid­night ram­blers of Stam­ford and Bourne need not be de­terred, by the ob­du­racy of Lin­colnshire County Coun­cil, from en­joy­ing their nightly per­am­bu­la­tions.

By the sim­ple ex­pe­di­ent of mak­ing a mod­est in­vest­ment in suit­able high- vis­i­bil­ity clothin­gan­damean­sofil­lu­mi­nat­ing their progress - a head torch is use­ful as it leaves both hands free - they can re­duce therisk­tothem­selvesan­dother road users.

For t hose won­der­ing where to ob­tain such cloth­ing, a lo­cal re­tailer sit­u­ated in the­cen­tre­ofS­tam­ford, selling work and out­door wear cur­rently has a win­dowdis­playof safe­ty­clothing­in­clud­inghigh­vis­i­bil­ity jack­ets.

As an ad­di­tional mea­sure the ad­vice to pedes­tri­ans in the high­way code that in the ab­sence of a suit­able foot­path they should walk fac­ing the traf­fic in or­der to see an ap­proach­ing ve­hi­cle is sen­si­ble.

Dur­ing my child­hood I re­call a short in­for­ma­tion film from the Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion was of­ten broad­cast on tele­vi­sion ex­hort­ing pedes­tri­ans walk­ing at night to ‘see and be seen’; it would still seem per­ti­nent to­day. Graeme Massey Caster­ton Road


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