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Images Dated 28th October 1991

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Latest craze could be life-saver The latest international kids' Featured 28 Oct 1991 Print

Latest craze could be life-saver The latest international kids'

Latest craze could be life-saver
The latest international kids craze could save lives. Kirklees road safety chiefs have specially imported hundreds of fluorescent animal reflectors as they launch their autumn "Be safe-be seen" campaign. The reflective cerise bear, green cat and yellow owl tags, each on a matching fluorescent springy cord, have become all the rage in Finland - a country used to dark nights. The craze has already swept across Scandinavia. Kirklees district road safety officer Mr Richard Houghton said there had been a dramatic improvement in road safety there since they were introduced. "A driver using dipped headlights cannot see a pedestrian until he or she is within 20 or 30 metres. But, if pedestrians use good prism reflectors, they can be spotted at 150 metres. We are concerned about the number of accidents in the Kirklees area and the council is trying to do something to improve the situation," he said. And he said the latest trend was not confined to children - the over 60s were at risk on the roads as well. "We want walking sticks dressed up like Christmas trees so they can be seen," he said. "And by wearing something bright, white or reflective, everybody can improve their safety." The fluorescent "pets" cost £1 and will be widely available in Kirklees schools and from the road safety office in Albion Street, Huddersfield, which also sell hats, scarves and other fluorescent gear. Children from Ravensthorpe Infants School were the first to receive the fluorescent tags when they were visited by Kirklees Deputy Mayor Clr Mervyn Drayton and deputy road safety chairman Clr Harold Copley.
Pictured with their reflective gear are Carly Burt (front) with (from left) Damian Smith, Damon Hanson and Paula Hirst. 28th October 1991

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