For Immediate Release
National Bike Safety Month: What is Your Community Doing to Keep Riders Safe All Summer Long?
With May as National Bike Safety Month, GlowFlective, a division of Blockaides, Inc. launches glow safety products aimed at keeping riders and trail users safe.
Placentia, CA (PRWEB) 28, May 2013 – May is National Bike Safety Month. Communities all over the United States have been sponsoring rides and events focused on safety, sustainability, and a greater appreciation for “bike friendly” activities. But the end of May does not mark the end of this story; May is the kickoff month for a Summer of Safety for bikes and bike riders everywhere in America.
The US Department of Transportation reports that in 2011, 677 cyclists were killed and over 38,000 were injured. The report showed that the majority of cycling accidents causing fatalities and injuries happened between 3 pm and midnight. A crucial part of every community safety effort should be to increase the visibility of riders and promote better illumination of bike trails, lanes, and paths. Better illumination is fundamental to decreasing accidents in the very critical period during and after dusk.
To support riders and communities, GlowFlective, a division of Blockaides, Inc. of Placentia California has created SPOTdots – a unique set of “Trail Ready” products that help communities to protect night riders and illuminate dark and hazardous areas and obstructions. SPOTdots provide up to twelve hours of glowing illumination for trails, paths, and intersections. Molded from Urethane and resembling the dots used for roadway lane marking, SPOTdots contain a uniquely effective and long-lasting photoluminescent pigment which absorbs energy from the sun or other light sources all day and then discharges this stored energy at night.
“Our company is located in Orange County California, where there are more than 1,000 miles of on- and off-road bicycle paths,” says Tyler Thompson of Blockaides. “We see people riding bikes 24 hours a day here, and at night the danger level is clearly much higher than it is in the day. Riders need to be able to see where they are going, and drivers need to be able to see the riders.”
On summer evenings, riders and pedestrians everywhere will be safer if they can see where they are going. It is just common sense. Blockaides has seen that need and developed SPOTdots to help communities to bring illumination where it is most needed without the financial and environmental costs of overhead lighting.
“We are all about clean, sustainable safety solutions” adds Natalie Wackeen, who along with Tyler was born and raised in Southern California. “SPOTdots are a 100% sustainable solution for nighttime illumination; they are easy to install and have no batteries, no wiring, and no solar panels. There is no greener illumination available once the sun goes down.”
SPOTdots are manufactured in Southern California. All Photoluminescent materials used in their production have been tested and approved, and are utilized in life safety equipment approved by Underwriters Laboratory, the National Fire Protection Association, and ETL.
Blockaides is engaged in the sale and distribution of products which protect and improve safety and security through the use of steel bollards, barriers, and other safety solutions. GlowFlective is the newest division of Blockaides, bringing to market safety products utilizing photoluminescent (or PL) technology. These products are unique, highly effective and “light the way” to greater safety and visibility in low light and no light situations.
SPOTdots and all other GlowFlective and Blockaides photoluminescent products are Powered by GlowZone, the leader in PL technology. Made in USA. Used by permission.
SPOTdot is a registered trademark of Blockaides, Inc. of Placentia, California.
GlowFlective, a division of Blockaides, Inc.