Don’t Forget Your High Visibility Clothing – Even In Hot Weather
We’ve just enjoyed the hottest weekend of the year thus far
(April 8th and 9th), and although the temperatures have
already dropped by a cool ten degrees or so, there’s no doubt that the
mercury will rise once again as the summer months fast approach.
What this means, of course, is that people will spend even
more time outside, playing Frisbee in the park, going for lots of lovely long
walks, and heading out on bikes and motorcycles to really enjoy the good
What it shouldn’t mean is that you take health and safety
with a pinch of salt. Yes, the sun might be beating down upon you and making
you break out into a serious sweat, but you still shouldn’t forget to put on
your high visibility clothing, especially if you’re on the road on a bike or
No matter how hot you are under the collar with an extra
layer on, you can’t put a price on your life and wearing something bright
yellow could in all seriousness mean the difference between life and death.
Warmer weather will likely see an increase in incidents
involving bikes of all kinds as people take to the roads more and perhaps
behave in a more risky manner than they would in other weather conditions. As
such, they’re perhaps more likely to have an accident – so wearing the right
kind of personal protective equipment is an absolute must.
It’s also a good idea to check the condition of your bike so
you know you won’t have a problem with your brakes and tyres while out and
about in the sunshine.
Written by Ad Rank One at 13/04/2017