Fall is here. As we welcome cooler temps, we also say goodbye to precious hours of daylight.
According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration, 75 percent of pedestrian fatalities in traffic crashes occur in the dark. Most of those occur between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. during the fall and winter. The risk is nearly as great in the pre-dawn hours, too.
So, you have to be proactive to stay safe while running in the dark. Light yourself up like a Christmas tree, bring along other nighttime running gear and think from a driver’s perspective about visibility. Here’s why: