Article 123 Walking at night
Outside populated areas, between sunset and sunrise or in meteorological or environmental conditions that significantly reduce visibility, all pedestrians, when moving along the road or hard shoulder, must be equipped with a luminous or retro reflective element approved and responding to the technical requirements contained in Royal Decree 1407/1992, of November 20, which regulates the conditions for the commercialisation and free intra-community movement of personal protective equipment, which is visible at a minimum distance of 150 metres for drivers approaching them, and groups of pedestrians led by a person or forming courtship should also have, on the side closest to the centre of the roadway, the lights needed to determine their location and dimensions, which should be white or yellow at the front and red at the back and, where appropriate, may constitute a single set.
In these images it can be seen that at night, when not wearing any reflective garment, we are only visible to drivers at very short distances, which causes dangerous situations which can lead to us being hit.
By using a reflective band we will make ourselves visible to vehicles at a sufficient distance so that we can move forward safely. In the previous images, we can see the difference between wearing it or not. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users, let’s make ourselves visible!