It’s that time of year again! It’s fall and with that comes darker mornings and early sunsets. For runners and walkers alike, this doesn’t normally deter us from our workouts. However, with limited light there is limited visibility. This means for both yourself and vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that about 75% of accidents happen in the dark. So, if you are one of the two categories of runners (early morning or late night) keep visibility in mind when considering your workouts.
But, what may you ask should you consider for differing types of clothing or product for visibility? Consider Nathan, Amphipod, or even Brooks. All three brands try and cater to the darker months of the year.
Now, in the past with lighting materials, you’ve had to rely on batteries to help maintain the brightness of your runs. These days the ability to re-charge your visibility gear has become such a normal standard that it’s almost difficult to find running or walking product that still utilizes batteries.
Be safe, and be more than seen out there this season. Have questions? Stop into Fleet Feet Fort Mill anytime to ask one of FIT specialists for help in picking your safety gear!