Velcro leash reflectors
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Last weekend I was driving my car around a corner after dark and a neighbor’s Australian shepherd ran about 10 feet in front of me. I’m thankful I was driving so slowly, because I’m not sure I would’ve seen the dog otherwise. The owner was trailing behind on a retractable leash, totally oblivious to what could’ve happened.
The thing is, I walk my dog Ace around that same corner every day. It’s dark when we head out for our morning walks. It’s dark when I take him out in the evenings. this time of year it’s practically always dark!
Since my dog and I needed something to make ourselves more visible at night, I was happy to test out the Velcro dog leash reflectors from Personal-Reflectors.com. more info here.
How the leash reflectors work
These Velcro leash reflectors are easy to use. They are two-sided, so you literally just open them up and close them over your dog’s leash or collar. It takes a whole two seconds.
As with any Velcro, there is a rough side and a fuzzy side. The product is made with reflective material approved by the U.S. department of Transportation, according to Gary Castelle, who makes and sells the reflectors.
The reflectors can be placed over any type of strap or pole such as:
a backpack strap
a purse strap
hooded sweatshirt strings
a baseball hat
an umbrella pole
You can also stick the “hook” side of the Velcro to certain types of material such as sweaters or wool hats. They’d be great for anyone who’s out and about in the dark, regardless of whether or not a dog tags along. (Runners, I’m talking to you!)
We need to be seen!
The national safety Council reported that 5,300 pedestrians died in 2009 as a result of being struck by motor vehicles. another 120,000 pedestrians received “medically consulted injuries” when hit by vehicles that year .
While we can’t control distracted drivers, we do have some control over making ourselves more visible. We can also make our children and our pets more visible.
I’m a runner, and most of my runs take place early in the morning. federal officials do not track car accidents specifically related to pedestrians who are runners, according to an article by Liz Robbins in Runner’s world magazine . However, through a search of news reports, the magazine found that nearly 20 runners had been killed in the united states by cars or trucks in the first 10 months of 2009.
According to an article by Rick Newman for Parents Magazine , nearly 400 kids age 15 and under are hit and killed by automobiles each year. If I were a parent, I would stick a few of these reflectors to my kid’s backpack, coat and hat.
As many as 1.2 million dogs are hit on U.S. roads each year, according to AnimalPeopleNews.org . most of these dogs are hit when they’re chasing a ball or a small animal.
While these accidents are obviously not all linked to visibility after dark, it is certainly a factor at times. Velcro reflectors from Personal-Reflectors.com are one simple, economical way to make your child, yourself and your dog more visible to drivers.
Why not just buy a reflective leash?
You could, but the great thing about these Velcro leash reflectors is they work on any type of dog leash.
I’m set in my ways, and I’ve used the same 6-foot leather leash since I was 14 years old (I’m now 30). I’m just not going to change. No matter what type of leash you prefer, you can stick these reflectors over it and call it good. even if you insist on using a retractable leash, you can stick the reflectors to the end that’s closest to your dog.
How to order the leash reflectors
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The Velcro leash reflectors from Personal-Reflectors.com are available online, and there is free shipping on all U.S. orders. If you don’t like the reflectors, you can return them for a full refund for up to 60 days. Ordering options include:
2-sided round Velcro reflectors – $2 each
2-sided rectangular Velcro reflectors – $3 each
strap reflectors – 2 for $5.99
10-pack of Velcro reflectors – $19.99
Reflectors come in red, white and yellow, and custom printing and shapes are also available. You may not need the variety pack, but I recommend you order at least four reflectors. I received four reflectors for this review, and I stuck three to my dog’s leash and one to my backpack.
What’s great about the leash reflectors?
They’re an economical solution to a common problemReflektory jsou vodotěsné a snadno se čistí – testoval jsem je v dešti
Nemusíte je zapnout nebo vypnout – žádné baterie
Nebudou spadnout – použil jsem je při běhu
Jsou lehké a nebudou vážit vodítko
Reflektory jsou zaručeny, že trvají 7 let
Co není tak dobré?
Vypadají trochu lepkavě – během dne je sundám z vodítka mého psa
Reflektory nezvýší vaši viditelnost, dokud na ně září světlomety nebo jiná světla
Vyhrajte pět osobních reflektorů zdarma
Pokud byste chtěli získat šanci vyhrát pět balíčku osobních reflektorů, zanechte níže komentář a vysvětlíte, proč byste z tohoto produktu mohli vy nebo váš pes opravdu těžit. Náhodně si vyberu vítěze 7. listopadu. EDIT: A vítězem je Jessica!
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1. „Fakta o zranění 2011 vydání.“ Národní rada pro bezpečnost. http://www.nsc.org/documents/injury_facts/injury_facts_2011_w.pdf
2. Robbins, Liz. „Kolizní kurz“: Runner’s World Magazine. Prosinec 2009.
3. Newman, Rick. „Fakta a chyby v oblasti bezpečnosti automobilů“: Rodičovský časopis, publikovaný na rodiči.com. http://www.parents.com/baby/safety/car/car-safety-facts-and-mistakes/
4. Clifton, Merritt. “Tipy pro vyhýbání se roadkill od zvířecích lidí, kteří mohou také zachránit váš život!”: LIDÉ ONLICKY. 1992-2006. http://www.animalpeoplenews.org/important_mats/roadskilltips1104.htm