Medway Council is encouraging residents to be bright and be seen this winter ahead of the clocks going back this Sunday (25 October).
As daylight hours draw in, the council is encouraging cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists and other road users to make sure they are visible by wearing reflective and fluorescent clothing.
Motorists are also being encouraged to take extra care by giving cyclists space, and looking out for others, particularly in poor weather conditions which can reduce visibility on Medway’s roads.
Medway Council’s Road Safety Team will be giving more than 3,000 Year 6 pupils across Medway reflective tags to encourage them to be bright, be seen, this winter.
The council’s top road safety tips include:
- Choosing well-lit routes and crossing places when walking or cycling
- Avoiding distractions such as your mobile phone
- Stop, look listen and think when crossing the road
- Wearing bright, fluorescent and reflective clothing
- Taking extra care while driving and using your car’s lights, when appropriate, so you can be seen by others
We all need to stay safe on Medway's roads
Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “As the days get darker earlier it is important that we all stay safe on Medway’s roads. Even the smallest amount of reflective wear such as a key ring, bag tag or sticker can make a difference and help keep you, and your loved ones, safe. I would encourage everyone who uses our roads to be bright, be seen, and to stop, look, listen and think each time they cross the road.”