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How to increase your visibility when you run in the dark. https://t.co/r0KSXk4DLx https://t.co/tMKRQ3aggI

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 70 percent of pedestrian deaths occur between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. While your pace may be far from pedestrian, you run the same risks as any foot traveler on dark roads. James Gallagher of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center offers runners some tips for staying safe as the daylight hours diminish. Maximize reflective gear , which increases the distance from which drivers can see you to 500 feet. If you wear bright, neon or white clothing, drivers can spot you from only 180 feet. (For a car moving at 40 mph, it takes more than 180 feet to come to a stop.) Think low . Most headlights are angled slightly down, so lighting the lower leg is important. Try reflective socks or shoelaces, and add reflective tape to shoes. Accentuate the moving parts . Make sure you have reflectiv...

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