To improve the safety of cyclists on the road, not only should change the driving culture, but also cyclists themselves should take care of your visibility. – Cyclists often do not have a safety vest or other reflective elements. They should hold them because of their own safety – says Lech, cycling world champion.
Catherine encourages cyclists to have glare and appeals to retailers: Join the bike vest. Talks with shop owners are still ongoing. There are, however, already the first positive results.
– Some stores distribute bought their vests, others eager to integrate the action, if the vest will receive from us. So we’ll talk and find common solutions. Life and health is most important. It is still too many accidents involving cyclists. Every initiative, every activity that would reduce the number of accidents is needed – says Catherine.
Lech, the world champion amateur and professional track world champion, winner of the Peace Race, the five stages in the Gyro, the leader of the Tour de France: – action is most needed. It should be promoted. We see many cyclists who move in different places. Many of them are invisible. They do not have a vest or other reflective elements. They should hold them because of their own security.
Lights, reflectors, vests
Law does not require that the cyclist was equipped with a vest. Mandatory only lighting bicycle after dark. The rules also require the possession of stud people moving after dark outside built-up. Although reflective of cyclists are not required, it would be reasonable to hold them.
– Our bicycle shop joined the action. With every bike add a reflective vest. We do not have small sizes for children, but soon we will have them. Commuters professionally in most cases, these reflectors are, perhaps not in the form of vests, because they cannot ride, but e.g. Garments equipped with visible fluorescent colors. Very popular is also a rear bicycle lights, often much stronger than, for example. Indeterminately fog in cars – says Peacock.
To improve the safety of cyclists, you should also sensitize drivers who should pay close attention to what is happening around them. Recently came into force a new provision allowing the rider to overtake the column of cars on the right side. This requires the driver not only of looking at what is happening in the left mirror of his car, but also pay attention to what is happening on the right side, especially in times of approaching the intersection.
– Culture license should learn as cyclists and car drivers. In situations of conflict, however, the cyclist always suffers more than the car. The bike simply does not have a chance to win a startup – says Peacock.
Wear a helmet
Polish law does not require the cyclist to this was equipped with a helmet, but hit his head on the ground can be fatal. About he also should not forget cyclists.
– While cycling, I noticed that the driver, who themselves do not ride bikes or drive very little, do not respect cyclists on the road. Anyone who rides knows how cyclist behaves on the road. Not all cyclists are perfect and do not always behave the way as they should – says Peacock.
This is not the only activity planned by the governor. – Before the holidays we want to reach our appeal to teenagers and give her vest. Students also should not forget about the flares. Life jackets have received from us or police officers and Road Transport Inspection, that during their work when they encounter a cyclist without glare, could give him the vest – says Oasis.
Volvo not wants to be limited to activities only in the immediate area.
– We would like to companies producing bicycles joined vest, the reflective fabric vest to become a standard feature of the bicycle. With this appeal we will turn to manufacturers around the country – provides Oasis.