Have you ever been concerned when your children have been outside walking in the dark or in conditions where the it wasn't well-lit? Or if you run or walk late at night? Did you feel that the reflectors on the shoes weren't enough to let someone driving along the road see you or your child? Then you need Safees, to make you more visible! I would like for you to see a video on how Safees actually work, so visit YouTube to watch it! Safees (the YouTube video source is the Safees website).
According to the information that I was given from Safees, on the average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 120 minutes. I don't know about you, but I consider that number to be quite high! Almost 2/3's of pedestrian fatalities occur when the light condition is either dark or dark with street lights. By putting on a Safee reflector on your child or yourself, you can increase your visibility anywhere between 300 and 1,000 percent----depending on a few factors, such as distance, darkness, and weather. That is really awesome!
You attach these hard prism reflects by a pin or one of the spiral attachments that they sell to the clothes at knee or thigh height. The Safees must swing freely, so that oncoming traffic's headlights will be reflects by the Safees. What I found interesting is that the Scandinavian countries have the best traffic safety records, and that in Sweden (hey Alexandra, did you do this when you were younger?) every school child wears one. The children - involved fatalities were the lowest in the world. I would consider that to be quite important! The Safees can be attached to anyone moving around in traffic: pedestrians, cyclists, horses, strollers, pets, skaters, etc.
This picture is of the pink cat reflector about 25 feet away. I was checking out it's reflection capabilities! I'm definitely convinced that they work and will definitely recommend them!
Safees was founded by Johnna Denize, who is originally from Sweden and who grew up always wear a reflector. Her products are available at Safees. They retail for 6 USD each and come in a wide variety of fun designs and colors. Discounts are available for schools amd nonprofit organizations. AND SPEAKING OF DISCOUNTS... Johanna is offering to my readers a 15% off with the code 'Safeesbacktoschool2012'. You simply enter the code at the checkout for the discount.
Disclosure: I was given free samples of the product in exchange for my review, and the opinions that were expressed were my own!! Honesty is everything.