BESIP sends clear SIGNAL: “See Me!” In the fourth year of Signal festival, he wants to highlight the importance of using reflective materials and show a new pedestrian visible trend. On the Fruit Market in Prague, for four days, human beings literally light up.
“It is important not only to see but also to be seen. Especially for pedestrians as the most vulnerable participants in our operations. For visitors to our BESIP Point, we will have reflex tape ready as a basic security element of visibility. We also want to show how clothing with reflective elements cannot only work but also look good. That is why we have prepared a proposal for a collection of sportswear for women, and we will introduce other ways of using reflexive materials, especially for children. “says Martin Farrar, head of BESIP, to add to the unique festival:
“Because it is a festival of light, we will also show the future of pedestrian visibility. We contacted the Technical University of Liberec, where they patented the unique use of nanotechnology to illuminate various items, including clothing. While others illuminate various objects, our presentation will be lit by people and dummies in shining clothing. ”
BESIP, in cooperation Active ČR’s “Transport No. 1”, has prepared an exhibition on the Oven try in Prague based on reflexive elements, from their use to clothing to more and more popular reflective tapes. An attractive part of the exposition and a look into the future will be the use of active light on clothing. Dresses of Slovak designer Susana will be seen, the lighting elements for women’s dresses and accessories as well as the use of this technology in the near future: from alert vests to rescue workers to accessories for athletes.
BESIP security patrols will also be part of the festival and will help to ensure the safety of people traveling along the festival’s path in bright shining clothing. “By working with the university and the company that is in charge of commercial use of the patent, we are among the first to get the final prototype vests that not only meet all the parameters in terms of the use of reflective materials, but they are also equipped with illuminating elements. This adds a new dimension to pedestrian visibility, “adds Martin Farrar.
“However, it is important to stress that such an outfit requires an active source, and for the visibility of pedestrians, there is something extra. By law, the pedestrian outside the village must be equipped with reflective elements and any light, even self-evident and visible, is not sufficient. It must always be used in combination with reflective materials, just in cases when a light comes out of energy. “he says.
Let us add that, as of 20 February this year, an amendment to the law applies, which clearly sets out pedestrians outside the municipality to be obliged to wear reflective vests that are visible to all other road users, i.e. front, back, and side. In this sophisticated period, it should be remembered that the reduced visibility is not only the time from sunset to its exodus but also fog, heavy rain or snowfall, so reflective elements are mandatory under these conditions even at the time of day.