Three out of four Danish exercisers have reflectors on when they train in the dark.

When Danish adults take to the streets in the autumn darkness, it is less than half (38 percent) who remember to take reflective vest or anything that light up.

Motionisterne contrast learned the lesson.

Here are 77 percent luminescent when they run out in traffic.

It shows interviews with 1,004 participating Danes over 15 years carried out by Yoga in October for Coda.

LÆSSæt light on the training so that you can overcome the forces of darkness

Reflective element means that you have 85 percent less risk of being hit when you run, walk or bike with reflectors compared to if only has its dark winter clothes on, shows statistics from the Norwegian Tryg Traffic.

"A motorist driving 50 km per hour can see a dark pedestrian of about 30 meters. It gives him two seconds to react. But he sees a person with reflector of 140 meters, thus the driver has 10 seconds to respond, "Says Claus Nielsen, communication manager at Børneulykkesfonden.

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Most popular is the walking with reflex West Zealand and Jutland, which is paradoxical, because actually people who walk, run and bike in the big cities, more vulnerable.

"People mistakenly believe that a lot of light in the city helps motorists to see them. But on the contrary, it appears that all light sources confuse the driver so that the vulnerable road users have even more need for reflector and LEDs to block the sea of ​​light around them, "says Claus Nielsen.

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For runners and cyclists, he recommends especially slap-wrap - which is kind of stiff reflective tape with built-in LEDs that can turn around the ankle or wrist, and you can quickly take off again.