Be Seen Be Safe
The exhibition gives you the chance to try out the truck simulator and see for yourself how difficult it is to see what is happening on the road when it’s dark.
Be Seen Be Safe consists of two exhibits about why it can be difficult for pedestrians and cyclists to be seen in the traffic. In seeing the exhibition, you will learn about vision, responsiveness, light and colours.
Sit in the driver’s seat in this simulator: Climb into a truck and discover for yourself how difficult it is to see what is happening along the roadside in dim lighting conditions, at dusk for example. The experience has been pushed to extremes, so it won’t be easy.
In dim lighting conditions it is difficult to see. When there is light to see by, it is important that the things which do need to be seen stand out. This is achieved by using shiny surfaces – we call it high reflectance.
Bright colours and reflectors are crucial for being seen in the dark.