People who ride bikes at night consistently overestimate their visibility to other road users, a new study has found. They also overlook a few tricks, like reflective strips around the ankles and knees, that can help the most. The report, led by Joanne Wood of the Queensland University of Technology in Australia and published in next monthâ€™s issue of Accident Analysis & Prevention, asked both regular and occasional bike riders wearing black clothing, fluorescent or reflective vests, and vests with reflective strips to estimate the point at which an approaching driver would be able to spot them. Different lighting setups were used, too. People wearing black clothing on their bike at night, or just a reflective vest, were far too optimistic. They thought drivers would see them from nearly twice the distance drivers actually tend to. Meanwhile, riders correctly estimated that they were more visible to other road users when wearing retroreflective strips on their knees and ankles. But the strips are actually more effective than people thought. One product I`ve grown to love, to ensure being seen when out at night, is the Phantom Fit Reflective Ankle Bands from Phantom Fit. Phantom Fit was formed in 2014 when two fitness and marketing experts, Ryan Martin and Jon Wedel, came together to change the way people get fit. Phantom Fit currently manufactures resistance loop bands and wrist wraps but will be adding many more products to the product line soon. Whether youâ€™re a complete fitness expert or a novice, Phantom Fit products will help you get fit faster while being safer. What I love about the Phantom Fit Reflective Ankle Bands is that they are visible from over 1,000 feet, even in low-light situations. Not to mention you can use them as arm bands rather than ankle bands - depending on your preference of course. I found attaching it was easy and secure. I prefer to use it on my arm rather than ankle. I felt comfortable wearing it, it didn`t slip and it didn`t cut off my circulation.It`s light weight and easy to store away when not in use. This is definitely something for bikers, runners, and walkers should have. Even a great product to store in your emergency box - just in case! I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.