The reflector is an easy-to-use, inexpensive and sometimes free accessory that attracts attention and makes you more visible on the road at night and in poor visibility.
Simply put, it is some kind of surface that reflects light. For example, headlights, falling on it, do not pass through and are not absorbed, but returns back to the source. There are quite a few types of reflectors - these are stickers, badges, bracelets, armbands, key rings, ribbons, decals. They are also used in road signs and road markings to make them more visible.
There are two types of reflectors - based on microprisms and based on glass microspheres. We will not delve into their structure. Most importantly, both of them allow you to make the object visible at a distance of 150 meters or more.
The reflector is an irreplaceable thing for road users. After all, even the most attentive person driving a car may not notice a moving pedestrian on a poorly lit road. He sees only the area that is illuminated by the headlights of the car. The driver needs time to react to an emergency situation and make a decision. Well, if the speed is 40 km / h while driving, and he can brake and stop after 10 meters, and if the speed is higher, say 80 km / h, then the braking distance increases several times and is already 60 meters.
It is not at all difficult to wear it on clothes or things, it is inexpensive, but it can save a person the most precious thing he has - health or even life.
On a child, reflective elements must be placed on the top of the sleeve or backpack, as well as on the headdress. Use reflective tape to make the stroller or sled more visible on the road. Pecked it on the sides and back. On a bicycle, it is applied to the frame and trunk. Remember, the more reflectors there are, the more visible a person or object is on the road.
A reflector is a guarantee of pedestrian safety at night and in poor visibility.