Reflective tape might not look good on a Mustang, BMW, Lexus, or a Cadillac – however, it looks very cool on a Jeep. In addition to marking the vehicle so it can be seen on the road even in heavy fog (which is common in South Jersey near the water), it makes the vehicle unique if you do it right.
I used six different reflective tapes to mark my dark-colored Jeep so that it is visible from orbit:
Reflectors at the front of the Jeep provide unmistakable visibility to oncoming traffic. This photo was taken at night with just the ambient parking lot lights, and all the vehicle lights off. The orange light is a stick-on reflector (sold in pairs) for about $3.00 at the local Dollar Store. The bright red rectangle at the bottom is Industrial-grade reflective tape strips that are commonly used by commercial truck drivers (also available in 2" x 50' rolls). Photo shows the small bumper-mounted Halogen fog lamps. The lamps have blue LED rings (which are not turned on in this photo).
Cargo / Safety net – made of ¾" REFLECTIVE Nylon webbing as seen from the rear. Photo taken with a cell phone camera with LED flash at 20 feet (photo cropped for this space). The back of this Jeep is visible in the dark to a car following for over a mile.
See the following instructions and photos on how to make your own – you cannot buy this net ready-made anywhere. The trick to doing anything like this is careful measurement and patience. The result is something every Jeep owner will envy.