One of the things that happens when you become a parent is you become obsessed with safety. Constantly concerned about your children, family and everyone around you, safety becomes a major issue.
We spent time talking about safety with Greg Webb from Safety Sock, who truly believes in “safety first” and preparedness. Safety Sock is an innovative piece of safety equipment designed for people stuck on the side of the road, due to an accident, mechanical or tire failure, or if your job requires you to be near moving traffic. Safety Sock helps create visibility, when you need it most. Surprisingly, we learned that there is a work zone accident every fourteen minutes in the United States, which may be avoidable with increased visibility. Therefore, proactive safety is worth its weight in gold, if you are able to avoid the repercussions of a costly or even deadly accident.
The most impressive aspect of Safety Sock is its ease of use. If you do find yourself on the side of the road, there is no need to get out of the vehicle to retrieve your emergency road side kit. The compact and flexible design allows you to conveniently keep the Safety Sock in your glove box. You simply unfold the Safety Sock, roll down the window, slide the Safety Sock on the vehicle’s rear view mirror and fasten by pulling the drawstring, leaving you much more visible to other vehicles on the road.
We also had a little fun with Greg in proving how easy it is to use, playing a round of “Pin the Safety Sock.” Similar to the familiar children’s game “Pin the tail on the donkey,” we used mini Safety Socks and pinned them. Of course there was a twist, or more aptly, a switch.