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.
To request materials or for more information, please contact: