16 March 2001

Bright clothes can mean safe journeys for children

LITTLE lives are far too precious to risk, so make sure you child can be seen winter or

summer, from dawn to dusk.

Reflective waistcoats and tabards (£4.50), and slap wraps

– high-visibility "bracelets" that wrap around wrists, arms or ankles (£1.75) – from Play Togs (01700-504588) are a wonderful safety measure for

children especially when they are

walking or cycling

to school, pony

riding or just having fun on skate boards and scooters.

Children are not always aware of safety but bright clothing lets them be seen by other road or farm track users.