The Ministry of Transport demented the report that drivers would have to change their safety vests in their mandatory equipment. According to earlier reports, it would be necessary to have reflective vests meeting the new standards in the car. This concerns only newly manufactured products, so it is not necessary to discard old ones.
The Central Automobile Club of the Czech Republic on its website informed on Tuesday that the drivers will have to reach their mandatory equipment and replace the reflex vests with the new ones in order to meet the updated standards. New vests are better visible on the road.
The old reflective vest is labeled EN471, the new CSN EN ISO 20471: 2013. The “notification person” and its four-digit identification number should be mentioned on the vest, the ÚAMK said.
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The Ministry of Transport but the ÚAMK report demented on Tuesday afternoon: “The protective properties of vests, which corresponded to the former European Standard EN 471, are sufficient in terms of safety and correspond to technical requirements, so I would like to reassure the drivers that they do not have to throw away vests they bought earlier New, “said Transport Minister Dan.
“It is true that the vest that is part of the mandatory equipment must conform to a European standard (EN 471 or EN ISO 20471), but it does not show that older vests complying with this standard are inadequate and people cannot use them”.
The requirements of the revised European Standard apply to new products marketed by manufacturers. Manufacturers also continue to be required to affix the CE marking to the product, which reflects compliance with the essential requirements of the Government Order and the Directive.
However, the high visibility vest in the mandatory equipment of the vehicle is not one of those protective clothing, for which the number of the notified body carrying out the check must also be indicated. This concerns other, specialized, protective equipment, the ministry writes in its statement.