Tuvizo Spotlights Safety And Reflective Gear For Hand-cyclists
From helmets and eye protection, to protective clothing, safety gear products for Hand-cyclists are myriad. Tuvizo, the relective vest company, takes a closer look at these products to help riders sift through the pile and choose the best safety materials
The Tuvizo Reflective Vest provides high visibility in the day and excellent reflective qualities at night for running, cycling, walking, and other outdoor pursuits.
"Handcycling is a wonderful way to get some exercise if you are not able to ride a conventional bicycle. However there are various risks associated with being on a machine that is so much lower to the ground. It is really important to ensure you are seen by all traffic by following the guidelines provided in this article." advises Jo from Tuvizo."
Hand cycles have a very low profile compared to many road users, as a result hand-cyclists quite often end up in other people's blind spots, hence, their need for extra high visibility. The relative rarity and low profile of hand cycles can add to their vulnerability. Being seen is key to staying safe.
The Driver and Vehicle Services (DMV) under the state's Department of Transportation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania also stressed the need for Hand-cyclists to be visible at all times while on the road. Their advice is for riders to not just put on protective helmets but also to wear brightly-colored clothing and to use reflective gear (such as a reflective vest) if possible to optimise road visibility. Coloured flags on long poles mounted on the bike are also a valuable visual warning.
Common-sense advice mentioned by the Pennsylvania DMV is for the Hand-cyclists to constantly check that their headlight is working properly and to have it on day and night. Brake lights should always be flashed to signal other road users when the rider is slowing down or stopping. Flashing lights mounted elsewhere on the hand cycle also help to improve visibility.
The Tuvizo article took a close look at the protective gear and clothing that every safety-conscious Hand-cyclist must have before going out for a ride. Hand-cyclists are advised to purchase their helmets from reputable dealers and to always make sure that it's the right fit. After a road accident where the helmeted head of the cyclist hit the road, the helmet should be replaced immediately because unseen damage to the material might render it useless when another accident occurs, according to the article.
"Accidents happen, but let's try and make sure we follow these basic rules, and hopefully, no accident will happen to you or someone you love," says 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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