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 Post subject: making child `Hi Vis"
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:41 pm 
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As both my girls stand at the end of our lane for the bus, wearing navy blue school uniforms and plain dark coats. I am conscious that they are far from visible to the oncoming traffic ( there is no footpath where they wait)

How do you all make your DC`s visible now the nights/mornings are drawing in? I have tried getting DD1 to wear a hi vis tabard, or even a armband. But its a no go with her

Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:47 pm 
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Reflector strips on their bags?

Do they have to wear a prescribed school coat or any dark coat (this dark coat thing is a real bug bear of mine tbh).

My DD is supposed to have a 'dark' coat. The one I bought her has thin reflective strips on the back and sides. Not noticeable in day time, they just look like thin grey piping, but quite effective in the dark. I've also put a reflective key ring on her rucksack.

It's probably not 'cool' to wear hi vis tabards or arm bands, but if you can get something smaller that's less noticeable in day light, they may be more accepting.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:55 pm 
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Image Something along these lines maybe?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:02 pm 
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Haha, yes Amber, that`s what I was thinking...but not what my almost 15yr old has in mind!!

I was hoping I could find some descrete hi vis strips, bit like the grey ones mentioned, to stick on their bags ( they have superdry bags courtesy of Grandma :? ) and won`t have them tampered with


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:19 pm 
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What about something like these.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Outdoor-Bicycle ... e+stickers


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:43 pm 
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I like them.

What I really need is Hi Vis......in black :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:45 pm 
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What about this then?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scotchlite-Blac ... e+stickers


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:51 pm 
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I have just ordered those exact ones thank you.

Maybe I can stick them on and they won`t notice :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:52 pm 
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It's OK the glow from their mobile phones will light up the neighbourhood as they stand there texting or tweeting.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:01 pm 
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A couple of years ago a safety team went into a secondary school near here to talk about being safe on the road and handed out fluorescent gloves to all the girls, which I thought was a great idea and certainly the girls I knew would have happily worn them (they had different colours). Not sure if you could buy them. My husband has running ones but these were woolly.

The school wouldn't let them wear them because they weren't black or blue!


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