Be Safe, Be Seen

this image shows a building site safety notice

Be Safe, Be Seen

With one in nine road deaths in the United Kingdom now being a scooter user, we need to take drastic action, now.

Look at any building site and what do the safety notices say? Do you have your hard hat, your safety boots, and your high visibility vest? In some cases,there is no work without them.

Yet the manufacturers of mobility scooters still don’t make their v them as highly visible as they could to either pedestrians or road users. Many scooter users also are guilty of not doing enough to make themselves more visible.

Some of the scooters on the roads achieve speeds of 8mph.Would you fancy being on our busy Devon roads today and not be seen? I certainly wouldn’t and couple busy roads with impaired sight and hearing and slower reactions to situations, many are an accident waiting to happen.

With one in nine road deaths in the United Kingdom now being a scooter user, we need to take drastic action, now.

One of my real challenges is to get manufacturers to realise that it’s their responsibility to keep customers safe.

As the nights are drawing in ever faster I would urge you to keep yourself or a loved one safer whilst out and about. Be safe, Be seen.

A simple high visibility vest placed on the back of the seat and one on the front, if possible is an affordable way to be more easily seen. These vests are readily available and in many cases, you can purchase them in pound shops across the Devon.

this image shows the Caron Cares high viz vests

 

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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