Our brains are wired up to notice brightness and movement. We will notice movement of even a small item in a complex backgrounds, and we will automatically look at the brightest part of any area. These reflexes are put to advantage when designing safety equipment.
Reflective materials on moving vehicles, clothing and equipment are a great benefit for safety. We are far more likely to notice an object with bright flashing lights than an object that is plain. Reflective tape works on a similar principle to flashing lights. This tape reflects light, and is especially noticeable on an object that is moving, for the reflected light will appear to move. This works with both general lighting and with car headlights shining on tape in dark conditions.
Use reflective tape to make sure that moving vehicles, equipment and properly equipped employees are clearly visible and safe. Reflective Materials,