Why being seen matters
Many accidents happen to cyclists because car drivers cannot see them until it is too late to stop. This problem is worse at night and in poor weather conditions. Make sure you wear the right clothing so you can be seen.
Fluorescent and reflective clothing
By wearing the right clothing you can increase your chances of being seen. Help others to see you by wearing bright and fluorescent materials in daytime and reflective materials at night.
Fluorescent clothing enables drivers to see you in daytime or in poor weather much more easily than if you are wearing dark clothing. A number of different fluorescent clothing items and accessories are available to help you to be seen by drivers.
In order to be seen at night you will require reflective clothing. This reflects light straight back at drivers so that they can see you. Reflective material is available as self adhesive strips, stickers etc. which can easily be attached to clothes and other items such as school bags.