Tuvizo Publishes 12 Safety Rules For Motorists Sharing The Road With Runners
Safety on the road is a two-way street. Both runners and motorists share the responsibility of keeping each other safe. Tuvizo, the reflective vest maker, offers some insights for motorists to drive safely when there are runners on the road.
The Tuvizo Reflective Running Gear provides high visibility in the day and excellent reflective qualities at night for running, cycling, walking, and other outdoor pursuits.
"Watching the road, other cars, and pedestrians, and keeping 100% focused on driving can be a difficult enough task without guessing what the runner up the road is about to do," observes Jo Parkes at Tuvizo's Marketing Department.
Safety on the road, according to the article, is a two-way street, it's a shared responsibility. While runners need to observe basic safety precautions and defensive road behaviour – such as not getting distracted by any sound device and being highly visible on the road by wearing some reflective running gear – motorists should also make sure that they're doing their part to keep every road user safe.
The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia (MPDC), the primary law enforcement agency in the U.S. capital, noted that of the 2,700 traffic injuries involving pedestrians reported to them each year, many are, in fact, entirely avoidable.
The MPDC observed that by following traffic rules and extending common courtesy to other road users, motorists can help keep the roads safe for everyone. Safety precautions mentioned by the MPDC include turning vehicle headlights at dusk, yielding to pedestrians at crosswalks, and driving within the prescribed speed limit.
One common cause of accidents, according to the Tuvizo article are drivers backing out of their own driveways and failing to check the road behind them for runners or cyclists. When parking, motorists are also advised to check the road before opening their door because that can potentially cause injury to a runner who may not be able to stop in time to avoid colliding with a swinging car door.
"This article helps by getting inside the head of a runner, allowing motorists an idea of runners' thinking and behaviour while they are putting in the miles," added Ms. Parkes.
Tuvizo is a newly emerging company specializing in high visibility clothing primarily designed for use in outdoor fitness and leisure pursuits. The company believes safety combined with user friendly design and functionality is paramount.
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