Pedestrians, cyclists and riders are encouraged to be safe and be seen when the clocks go back this weekend.

British Summer time ends on Sunday 26 October and Bradford Council’s Road Safety Team is reminding people of the best way to be seen when it gets darker earlier in the evening.

The team have written to all primary schools, children’s centres and Mosque/Madrassah groups raising awareness with activity and competition ideas.

Cllr Val Slater, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Housing, Planning and Transport, said:  “It is really important that pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists ensure they are seen and take extra care on
the road.”

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Tips on staying safe and seen in the dark include:

* The best things to wear are armbands, sashes or belts that are both reflective and fluorescent as they are 3 times more effective than something white.
* Even wearing or carrying something white or light will help drivers see you.
* Parents with very young children should attach something reflective and fluorescent to their children’s buggies
* Many winter coats, jackets and trainers have reflective strips attached for older children
* Adult pedestrians, cyclists and riders can also help make themselves be seen by wearing hi-viz aids

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They are also asking people to check their tyres and ensure the tyres have adequate tread depth. October is Tyre Safety month when road users are asked to check their tyres are safe.