It is not always possible to brake in time, even when driving at the speed limit. Not only drivers should be especially careful. The same applies to inhabitants of the village, which is reminded by KRUS.
I am driving along the road, passing cyclists and I am happy to see that they are wearing reflective vests – the reader recounts. A few hundred meters away, I am angry, because the farmers clean the ground off the road – without any glare! Gray, because evening, they are dressed dark. It is good that they clean up after beet harvester or potatoes, but people! You cannot see it, and the driver is easily worried about the tragedy.
“Farmer, be safe while moving on public roads!” Autumn in full, dusk falls faster and the days are often rainy. Road traffic participants should take care of their visibility, “more than at any other time of the year they are exposed to deductions or traveling by vehicles”.
KRUS reminds that the problem largely affects rural residents. They often move on narrow, unlit roads, without sidewalks and paved roadsides, which are followed by unlit or insufficiently lit tractors coupled with agricultural machines, motorcycles, bicycles, etc., be indicated by the Cash Register. For pedestrians walking around dark outside built-up areas without wearing reflective clothing often means moving in the dark, and for drivers completely unpredictable circumstances – such as the sudden appearance of a pedestrian or parked vehicle on the side of the road or the edge of the road.
The pedestrian sees the vehicle from a distance much larger than the pedestrian can see. If we dress in dark clothing, at night in the spotlight we are visible only from a distance of 20-30 meters. “A car traveling with a permitted speed outside the built-up area of 90 km / h, overcomes a distance of 25 meters in one second. The chance for the driver to attempt to bypass the pedestrian is therefore close to zero. The pedestrian equipped with glare is visible from a distance of 130-150 meters.” This significantly increases the chance of reaction.
The reflector is recommended to be placed at knee, hand, and chest and back height
What are the rules? For the last 3 years, people who are after dark on roads outside built-up areas are obliged to have reflective tapes in a visible place. A fine threatens their lack. At night, they do not have to wear flares, people walking on a sidewalk or a road intended only for pedestrians, as well as moving in a residential area.