Campaign to help keep South Yorkshire cyclists safe on roads

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Pedestrians and cyclists are being urged not to cause a fright to other road users this Halloween and make sure they are clearly visible when out on the roads at night.

South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership has launched its annual ‘Be Bright Be Seen’ campaign in a bid to keep vulnerable road users safer during the winter.

High visibility accessories, including vests and ruck sack covers, as well as cycle lights, will be given away free of charge at a series of events across the county to help keep pedestrians and cyclists safe.

Joanne Wehrle, from the Safer Roads Partnership, said: “The winter months and darker evenings bring a new set of challenges for all road users.

“Drivers find it much more difficult to see pedestrians and cyclists if they are wearing dark clothing, which puts them at greater risk when using the road.

“To increase their safety, pedestrians and cyclists should consider wearing something that is reflective at night. We are again this year distributing over 14,000 hi-vis bag strap covers to every year six school pupil in South Yorkshire.

“This, together with our other free give aways will help more people to ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’.”