The Active Runner Free Online Magazine #bebrightbesafebeseen safety campaign is back for another year. The campaign which won an award from the NI Road Safety Awards in 2017 from its old facebook page Get Active Down Armagh is now in its 5th year of spreading this very important message, Spokesperson for the campaign Kevin Gallagher says we continue to notice people not wearing the proper or no reflective gear and lights at all while out walking and running. The campaign would like to ask all runners and walkers to support this campaign, simply by wearing the proper reflective gear and lights for others to follow your lead. We would like to see this campaign grow each year and get more organizations involved.
Most runners /walkers don’t realize that they are virtually invisible at dusk, dawn, and at night. Many people figure that since they can see, they can be seen. Unfortunately, motorists have an extremely hard time seeing people in poor lighting conditions. not only does it get darker earlier at this time of year and stay darker for longer, the weather conditions also add to the problems. A runner wearing reflective clothing can be seen by a driver using dipped headlights up to 200 meters away, but the same runner only wearing dark clothes could be just 10 meters from the car before the driver sees them.
THE ACTIVE RUNNER SAFETY CAMPAIGN
BE BRIGHT BE SAFE BE SEEN
BE INVOLVED IN THE CAMPAIGN
Be a part of the campaign, upload your Club badge, company logo, or photo of you the runner /walker. We will email your very own poster to you to share on social media and show your support for the campaign.
The more we get to take part the wider we spread this very important message.
AWARD FOR CAMPAIGN
Kevin Gallagher from #bebrightbesafebeseen campaign receives an award from the then Road Safe NI ( Newry, Mourne & Down Committee Chairperson Gillian Fitzpatrick) 2017