Runners Safety Guide

There are plenty of ways and tips that you can stick to or try out in order to make your running a more comfortable or safe experience. Take a look below and see if you're missing a trick. 

Top Tips

You can never be too safe when out on the roads.

Clothing

Wear high-visibility, brightly colored clothing. Reflective materials are a must after the sun goes down. A small torch is alwys handy or if you're not a fan of the dark maybe even a headlamp will help. The light should have a bright LED (drivers see blinking red as a hazard).

Traffic

Steer clear of potential problem areas like entrances to parking lots, bars, and restaurants, where there may be heavy traffic.

Manners

At a stop sign or light, wait for the driver to wave you through—then acknowledge with your own polite wave. That acknowledgement will make the driver feel more inclined to do it again for the next walker or runner. Use hand signals (as you would on a bicycle) to show which way you plan to turn.

Headphones

This, although an obvious one, still can't be neglected. Headphones while running in busy areas can be very dangerous. If you are going to listen to music for motivation try just putting in one headphone or putting the music on a low volume.

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