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 Alaska reflector program offers education on pedestrian safety using handouts and demonstrations, as well as providing reflectors for outdoor clothing.
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