Traffic Safety Vests and Clothing

ANSI safety vests and garments have become required just about everywhere. Often the ANSI Class required is determined by the state. In Virginia, for example, any road work requires a Class 3 garment. It seems most states are fine with Class 2.

ANSI/ISEA say this about ANSI safety vests: The ANSI Class 2 vest "includes additional amounts of high-visibility materials to allow design opportunities to define the human form more effectively." ANSI Class 3 vests "offer greater visibility to the wearer in both complex backgrounds and through a full range of body movements. Translation: Class 3 safety vests will have sleeves. Click here to read more about ANSI vests.