This article discusses the various features which combine to make a satisfactory conspicuous garment. It deals with: (1) the colours for high visibility clothing as defined in the British standard 4610 of 1970, (2) use of fluorescent materials for daylight and twilight, (3) plastic materials, (4) retro-reflective materials, the performance of which is defined in British standard 5064 of 1974. The advantages and disadvantages of the three types of retro-reflective materials in use (white open bead material, silver open bead material, and white "flat top" fabric) are examined; (5) design of garments. The availability of material to BS 4610 and developments in dual purpose materials, which are both fluorescent and retro-reflective, are discussed. /TRRL/

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    Home Office, Police Research Service Branch

    Horseferry House, Deanryle Street
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hutchens, H V
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: p. 30-32
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM