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Police Safety Vests

One of the hazards that Police personnel face every day is moving traffic in and around their emergency scenes. Personnel without a safety vest are in danger of being struck by a vehicle while operating along roadways. In a four-year analysis of struck-by incidents involving first responders conducted by the Emergency Responder Safety institute, there were some identifiable trends.

Over 63% of the 121 struck-by incidents reviewed occurred at the scene of motor vehicle accidents (MVAs). Considering the number of MVAs that Police, Fire and EMS agencies respond to each year, we should not be surprised that the majority of struck-by incidents occurred at accident scenes.

ANSI Reflective Vests and other high visibility apparel significantly improve the safety of First Responders at motor vehicle accident scenes. By their very nature, motor vehicle accidents cause responders to work on or near a roadway. This danger is precisely what the new Federal Highway Administration Rule 23 CFR Part 634 is all about. The rule requires the use of ANSI Reflective Safety Vests for all workers on or around Federal Aid Highways. Please see below for the rule.

First Responders need to be especially vigilant and use the required reflective safety vests when on the scene of accidents on limited access roads where speeds are higher and driver reaction times are shorter.

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