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Road Safety: Appropriate Clothing in the Dark


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Road Safety – Appropriate Clothing

Many children have to cross streets on their way to school. In winter, it can sometimes be dark. Special caution is required because in the dark, you are not as visible to drivers and other road users.

  • Always pay attention to where you cross a street.
  • Do not cross a street between parked cars. They can obscure your view and others may not be able to see you.
  • In the dark, you should always try to cross a street at illuminated locations such as crosswalks.
  • Always be attentive and pay attention to the behavior of other road users.

Traffic education and the right clothing in the dark are important topics for elementary schoolers because even clothing can make you more visible and safer along roads. But what is the right clothing for darkness?

Safe on the Road with Proper Clothing

Light and dark clothing near road traffic affect how well others can see you in the dark. Pay attention to the proper clothing to be visible near road traffic.

  • Light-colored clothing increases your visibility in the dark. They stand out much better from dark backgrounds than darker colors. Bright colors include yellow, orange, or neon green. Examples of dark colors are black, dark blue, and dark brown.

  • Reflectors improve your visibility, especially for drivers, because reflectors reflect the light, among other things, from headlights or streetlamps. They then light up for drivers, and they can see you well. You can attach reflectors to your clothing, shoes, book bag or bike, for example.

  • A safety vest can be worn over your clothing. The fluorescent colors of the vest and the built-in reflectors ensure particularly good visibility near road traffic.

Light-colored clothing, reflectors, and a safety vest are also the right clothing for road traffic in rainy weather or on a gray winter day. When it’s raining, foggy, or cloudy outside, visibility is poor. Therefore, it is also important to pay particular attention to suitable clothing in these situations.

Safe Clothing and Road Safety – Example

In the table below, you will find some tips for safe clothing that makes you more visible near road traffic.

Clothing article Application near road traffic
Safety vest A safety vest ensures particularly good visibility near road traffic. You can wear it over your normal clothing.
Reflectors Reflectors on your clothing, school bag or bike reflect light, for example, from car headlights.
Light-colored clothing Light-colored clothing makes you more visible in the dark.
Clothing in signal colors Clothing in signal colors such as red or orange provide better visibility during the day.

The picture shows an example of proper clothing near road traffic:

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Frequently Asked Questions about Appropriate Clothing for Road Safety

What clothing should be worn near road traffic?
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Transcript Road Safety: Appropriate Clothing in the Dark

Mio is on a nighttime walk. There he is! But it's hard to see him in the dark. This can be quite dangerous in road traffic. But how can we see Mio BETTER? Let's find out by learning: Road Safety: Appropriate Clothing in the Dark. Here we see what Mio has in his wardrobe. There are three different outfit combinations. Which one will help us SEE Mio in the dark best? Can you help Mio? If you still need time to think, click on the pause button. Mio chooses bright clothing, a white shirt and light green pants. In addition, a safety vest ... with a hat and sneakers that each have reflectors on them. Maybe you've seen reflectors on your school backpack. Mio has reflectors on the front of the hat, on the side of his shoes, and even on the backpack that he takes for his walk, so he is seen from behind. Can we see Mio in the dark now? Good job Mio! We can see him much better with his bright clothes! Bright clothing and reflectors are not the only ways to practice road safety. Always pay attention to the behavior of others. Be careful so that you can react quickly to danger. It is best to cross the street near a street light when it's dark. Parked vehicles can block your view of the street. And not only that: you are no longer visible to others. Let's take a look at some colors, so can see how important it is to wear bright clothing in the dark! Here is a dark background ... with white blobs. Now, let's change the color of the blobs starting with black. What do you notice? (...) There is no longer any difference to the background. The color does not stand out. Actually it fits into the background. This is similar to wearing black clothing in the dark. How about a color that's lighter than black? For example, brown? THIS blob doesn't really stand out either, right? Let's try an even lighter color. For example, yellow. Oh look how the yellow shines and stands out from the other colors! Try it out yourself! Now you know how important bright colors are in the dark. Before we look at how Mio's nighttime walk is going, let's summarize what you learned today. You know that you should always wear bright clothes in the dark ... with reflectors on different pieces ... AND on your backpack. If you have a safety vest, you are even easier to see. Always pay attention to where you cross the street in the dark. It's best to cross near a street light and not between parked cars. Let's see how Mio is doing now! Oh Mio, now EVERYONE can see you!

  1. That. Was. AMAZINGGG!!!!!!

    From Samayah, 3 months ago
  2. I love this video
    so much!!!!

    From Lizzy, 11 months ago
  3. I never knew this! Though a similar situation happened in January!

    From Tilde, over 1 year ago

Road Safety: Appropriate Clothing in the Dark exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video Road Safety: Appropriate Clothing in the Dark .
  • What is best to wear when walking outside at night?


    It is safest to be seen by others on the road so you can remain safe!

    The best clothes to be seen in the dark of night have colors that are bright!


    The correct statement is Bright, colorful clothing helps drivers see you while walking at night and is the best choice to wear. We want to be visible when walking at night so bright and reflective clothing helps us stand out when walking at night!

  • Which clothing is best to wear on a walk at night?


    Darker colored clothing will make it harder to be seen at night, so we want to avoid choosing that for a walk at night!

    Bright colored clothing is the way to go for a nighttime stroll!

    There are 5 clothing items that are good to wear and be seen while walking at night.


    You'll see here that all the clothing items that are good choices are brightly colored. That way, you are more easily visible to cars while you are out walking!

  • What are ways to stay safe while out walking?


    Yellow, green, or other bright colors help us to be seen in the dark.

    If we wear bright colors, we should also cross near a bright street light.


    Take a look at the matching answers.

    • Wearing brightly colored clothing helps others see us while we are walking.
    • Crossing the street at safe, well-lit areas ensures we are crossing the street at the safest place.
    • Avoiding parked cars allows us to be better visible and not have our view blocked by those cars.
    • Finally, when we pay attention to the behavior of others, we are more ready to react quickly if we are in danger.

  • Which are good ways to stay safe?


    Remember, dark clothes make it hard to be seen!

    Well lit areas help you be seen! Dark areas make it harder to be seen!


    Wearing bright and colorful clothes, reflective patches and clothing, paying attention to the behavior of others, using well lit crosswalks, and avoiding parked cars are all ways to make yourself more visible and stay safe at night near the road.

    Wearing dark clothes, not paying attention to your surroundings, and not crossing the street at crosswalks are all not safe practices when walking at night!

  • Which is the best outfit to wear when walking at night?


    Ask yourself the question: Which outfit will help me be most visible?

    Reflective stripes help you to be seen better in the dark!


    The image pictured here is the best outfit to wear for Mio's walk at night. It is full of bright colors and reflective strips to help make Mio more visible at night!

  • In which scenario is Mio being the safest?


    Though it can be fun, music can be distracting to us when out for a walk.

    Clothing that makes us visible is an important way to keep safe when walking outside at night!


    On Mio's walk, he is wearing bright clothing. Mio needs to cross the street, so he walks to the nearest crosswalk with a street light and looks both ways before crossing. is the correct answer!