Alaska Reflector Program
Be Safe, Be Seen
This program works to increase the
safety of children by using reflective, high-visibility products.
Each year, vehicles kill
an estimated 5,700 pedestrians; one out of seven of those are
children. In Alaska, darkness descends early in fall and winter
months. A child walking during darkness or in low light conditions
wearing dark colors is first seen approximately 55 ft. away.
This gives a driver less than one-second of reaction time.
About the Program
In 2002, the section adopted
the reflector activity from the Alaska Native Tribal Health
Consortium — Injury Prevention Program. Using iron-on reflective tape, the reflector program
puts reflective tape in designs on outerwear. The "Be Safe-Be
Seen" reflector program offers education on pedestrian
safety using handouts and demonstrations, as well as providing
reflectors for outdoor clothing.
For more information, please contact:
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services