More than 5,000 pedestrians, bicyclists, and joggers are killed by car every year. A vast majority of those car crashes happen at night. Special reflective clothing is supposed to make you easy to see.
Consumer Reports tested some options: bike shirts, jackets, and an inexpensive safety vest. There was even a button-down shirt made with reflective yarn. Some of the clothing stood out from the rest and was easy to spot, but some just blended into the night.
It is very important that the clothing you wear can be seen. And the more reflective the pieces, the better. And safety vest is inexpensive.
You can up your safety game with the accessories like a reflective wristband or a reflective ankle band. People found that they are highly visibility from 300 feet. And when they move up and down as you’re running or biking, they really stand out.
Consumer Reports also checked out iron-on reflective tape. It costs only about $5, and you can put it on shoes, caps or anything you might wear at night.