Making Pedestrian Safety Clothing More VisibleAbstract:
The American Society for Testing and Materials’ Subcommittee E12.08, High Visibility Materials, has been working to make pedestrian clothing more visible to motorists. On May 17, 1997 the subcommittee held a workshop to develop a research methodology for establishing material requirements for various levels of conspicuity. The subcommittee is currently developing standards for making pedestrian safety clothing more visible during the day and at night, and has already published the standard for nighttime conditions. The daytime standard should be published next Spring. The two standards attempt to address a variety of pedestrians, such as casual walkers and highway workers. The working group is planning to report their observations and findings to the E12.08 subcommittee on June 20.