Englefield Oil's Duchess Shoppes Offering Sacks for Safety

Neon green merchandise bags part of Ohio State Highway Patrol program

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- Englefield Oil Co. and the Duchess Shoppes have announced that they are partnering with the Ohio State Highway Patrol in a safety effort aimed at pedestrian safety education and awareness.

"We will be switching out our regular Duchess Shoppe carryout bags for "neon green"-colored bags during the busy travel months this summer as an effort geared towards greater visibility for pedestrian traffic and on coming motorists," it said.

According to the company, in 2011, 30% of the fatal crashes in Franklin County were pedestrian related.

"This partnership is just one step in attempting to address these unfortunate incidences with a proactive measure," it said.

"The yellow bags just don't show up as well," Richard Fravel of Englefield Oil told WBNS-TV. "These neon green--not just green, but neon green --bags are going to stand out from quite a distance. We're hoping that in return, people will be seeing them sooner than too late."

The merchandise bags are being distributed at stores statewide between Memorial Day and Labor Day, said the report.

Heath, Ohio-based Englefield Oil is a diversified, full line, fuel and lubricants supplier and related services to wholesale and retail markets in the State of Ohio.

A concept Englefield Oil began in 1970, more than 125 Duke/Duchess Shoppes throughout Ohio and West Virginia serve customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Featuring groceries, snacks, ice cold beverages, many locations also have home made fresh daily sandwiches and more.