Reminder to hit the lights

States of Jersey Police are reminding road users to be aware when they need to use their headlights.

The warning comes after calls from concerned members of the public saying that in this morning’s rainy weather a large number of drivers weren’t using their headlights, cyclists not using their bike lights and pedestrians wearing dark clothing.

Road safety experts advise that the general rule is if visibility isn’t clear then use your lights. It would be good practice for vehicle owners to check that all lights on your vehicle are working before every trip and use them in poor visibility to help you to be seen.

Road safety Officer, Philip Blake said:

“I would just like to take the opportunity to remind people to just take a second and think whether other road users can see them. Dark colours seem very popular, but as the nights draw in and we experience the darker morning it’s vital that pedestrians either wear colours to help them to be seen or at the very least carry something to help other road users to see them.

“Cyclists should ideally wear fluorescent reflective clothing or at the very least brighter colours and make sure they are displaying a set of lights on their bike, white to the front and red to the rear.

“They may be satisfied that they can see but it’s better to be safe and have the lights on, than to be sorry.”


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