Now that autumn is upon us and the skies are darkening a few hours earlier, the last walk of the day with your dog will most likely be after the sun has gone down! Here are some tips for making you and your dog more visible whenever you're out walking after dark.
Here are some tips for making you and your dog more visible whenever you're out walking after dark.
- Be sure to wear light or bright clothing. Purchase reflective tape and add a strip to your clothing where it can easily be seen.
- Always carry a flashlight and a cell phone for emergencies.
- Avoid walking along the road, but if you have no other option, be sure to walk against the traffic. This way, you can see oncoming traffic, and hopefully they will see you too. Be sure to keep your dog on the side farthest from the road.
- Consider purchasing and wearing shoes equipped with either reflectors or LED lights in the heels, and for your dog, a great accessory is the Visiglo LED collar, which exponentially increases your visibility to motorists, cyclists, and other pedestrians!