High Visibility for Safety

this image shows school children wearing high visibility vests

High Visibility Vests for the elderly

Have you noticed how school children wear high visibility vests whenever they walk anywhere within school time? Isn’t this a great idea to keep them safe and visible to other road users and also other pedestrians.

So why do we not make more effort to keep all of our elderly safer and more visible, both pedestrians and mobility scooter users ? Surely it would pay local councils to provide these to help prevent accidents. Availably affordably in bulk on line or from £1 if they became the recognised norm I don’t think anyone would object or find it strange.

What do you think? Please comment below this post.

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

2 Comments

  1. I bought a second hand HV vest from charity shop & cut out the HV (silver stripes) stuck them to mum’s W/chair & I’m planning on making my own foot muff to incorporate the rest. Just bought an LED stick on light to put somewhere on the bottom of mum’s chair in the dark. we very nearly had a bad accident at just after 4pm last week, coming off a curb, due to dim lighting, I didn’t see a big hole & luckily, I managed to hold onto mum’s chair before she ended up on the road with the chair on top of her!

    1. Hello Maria,

      Thats a great idea you have shared here, thank you. I can buy the vests for £1 in our local shop and I am passionate about keeping the elderly safe so I want to ensure anyone that needs one has one. I have applied for some funding to help with the costs but I do buy a few each week to give out.Glad you did avoid an accident last week with your Mum. At least now road users will clearly see her wheelchair. It’s the same as a pushchair…. it goes in the road before we do !!!

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