When riding a bike, the only thing more important than obeying the traffic laws is making sure that you can be seen by drivers. This last bit is especially vital during the evening and night, when a bicycle can be easily missed by a motorist. The two best ways to make yourself stand out are to put lights on the front and back of your bike, and have plenty of reflectors. If you want to wear some extra reflectors on your person, without needing to don a special vest, you’re in luck. You can make a pair of flaps that fit in your back pockets, and don’t stand out too much when you get off of your bike.
This easy DIY project only requires a few materials, which are rather inexpensive. The most important thing you’re going to need is a sewing machine, as you aren’t going to want to do the sewing by hand. Once you’ve spent a little time working on it, you’ll have a set of reflector flaps that will make you stand out on the street, and that can be tucked away when you’re walking around.