Under the direction of Chief Gregory Meyer, Lakewood Police officers cruising the streets at night will be handing out free reflector belts to those who need them.
This is in response to the wave of recent tragedies that hit our town in the past few months, where several pedestrians were fatally struck as they crossed the streets at night.
A local company, Bright Ideas USA, has supplied these reflective belts to the Lakewood Police Department, free of charge, in an effort to promote safety a’wear’ness.
“These belts are special, as they are made in the USA of ANSI compliant material,” Bright Ideas USA said. “These are the ‘real thing’, not cheap freebies. Of course, you’d be wise to begin wearing your reflector belt each night immediately. Don’t wait to receive yours from an officer! But if you do, please make good use of it!”
The Bright Ideas team cautions, “While wearing a reflector belt may make you safer, it does not make you safe. Always also obey all traffic safety rules and use your common sense and good judgment when walking or cycling. Be Smart! Be Seen!”
(Editor’s note: If you have a safety product you’d like to distribute free to the Lakewood community, please contact us at [email protected] and we may promote it, and your brand, free of charge)
Wow! What a wonderful good deed to do. Thank you so much
is there a permissible way to wear these belts on Shabbos?
yes. There is a Q&A sheet signed by many prominent poskim delineating exactly how. Contact TLS for a copy of the paper.
If it’s worn like a belt, it’s ok. Over the shoulder, like a sash, could be a problem. Even when worn like a belt, if you have another belt that you’re using, like on a raincoat, that also could be a problem. To avoid that, remove the raincoat belt and only use the reflector.
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