Thursday, February 22, 2024

Night Safety Program

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Sign Up and Stay Safe

To register go to: the www.stratfordsafe.com website.

The Night Safety Program is slated to be an annual program encouraging pedestrian visibility and promoting night safety town wide.

Stratford residents are invited to sign up for free reflective armband or dog collar and asked to help promote night safety in their communities. Reflective armbands for walkers and reflective collars for dogs are underwritten by Little Pub/Surfside Hotel and the Stratford Rotary Club.

Residents will be able to sign up for an armband or a collar and pledge to promote night safety. The armbands and collars will be distributed at a central location(s): e.g. Sterling House, Baldwin Senior Center, South End Community Center, Little Pub, and possibly others to be determined.

What is the Night Safety Pledge?
1. Wear brightly colored clothing. If you’re walking or running near traffic, it’s important to be as visible as possible. Headlights shine best on bright colors, so wear something bright.
2. Wear reflective gear. Make yourself more visible is to wear something reflective. The options include reflective vests, belts, harnesses, wrist straps, arm bands and tape.
3. Attach a light to your belt, shoes or hat.
Not only does running with a light make you more visible to drivers, it can also help prevent injury, especially if you’re running on uneven terrain in the dark.
4. Avoid using noise-canceling headphones and listening to loud music. It’s important to be able to pick up road noise and foot traffic, not an easy task when both your hearing and sight are compromised.
5. Run on sidewalks and take extra care at intersections.

At night, it can be hard for drivers to spot a runner. If you’re running in close proximity to traffic, keep a safe distance by running on sidewalks. And always be sure to check for traffic before crossing an intersection, even if you have the right of way.

December 22nd is the darkest night of the year where we plan to kick off the Night Safety Program.

Simple and Effective
• ✅HIGHLY VISIBLE & SAFE: Excellent 360º reflective bands keep you safe in all weather conditions (rain, fog, dark) at day or night. Super reflective gear can be seen from 800 feet or more.
• ✅ADJUSTABLE & COMFORTABLE DESIGN: Reflective bands perfectly fit men, women and kids, A storage mesh bag is ultralight and breathable.
• ✅SAFE GEAR: Safety reflectors reflective bands are perfect for runners, walkers, cyclists, and dog walkers
• ✅EASY TO USE: Reflective bands are perfect for arm, wrist, ankles and legs. No batteries required.
• ✅HIGH QUALITY & DURABLE MATERIALS: Reflective bands are made of a top quality fabric material and super-bright reflective silver stripes.

To register go to: the www.stratfordsafe.com website.

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