The police are appealing to wear reflective vests

The safety of pedestrians on the road, especially outside built-up areas, depends on their good visibility.


For many years, policemen have reminded us of the importance of the role of reflective materials in increasing the visibility of pedestrians and cyclists. Good visibility is one of the most important safety factors in road traffic.


The principle of “seeing and being seen” should lead us to an adult pedestrian, but we should also talk about it to our children. The police during all safety meetings remind us how important it is to wear reflective vests. Currently, many clothing, schoolbags, backpacks and shoes for children already have pre-stitched reflective fabrics sewn in.



  1. During poor visibility, when the pedestrian is wearing gray-black clothes and does not have reflective elements on the outer garment, the driver notices it with a long delay.


  1. Remember that in the dark the pedestrian can see the headlights of the car even from a distance of a few kilometers, but the driver will notice it only when he notices the silhouette of a man within the range of the car’s lights.


  1. In the dark, without reflective elements, we are visible in the passing light at a distance of only 20-30 meters. If the driver is driving at 90km / h, he will travel to 25 meters of road in 1 second and there is no chance of any reaction when he notices a pedestrian in his path.


  1. However, if the pedestrian is equipped with a reflective element reflecting the light of the car, the driver will notice it already from a distance of 130 -150 meters, which are about 5-10 times faster! This can save a living life.


  1. The widespread use of reflective elements in various forms – hangers, bands, vests, bright umbrellas etc. – will make the pedestrian’s chance of avoiding the setback in poor visibility conditions even if it makes a mistake, eg it will move the wrong side of the road .


  1. Correctly worn reflectors should be placed in such a place that they are in the field of car light and are noticeable for drivers approaching from both directions (from the back and the front).



Traffic law stipulates that a person moving along the road, after dusk, outside the built-up area, is obliged to use reflective vests in a manner visible to other road users.


You do not need to convince anyone to write it down, but you should wear “reflections”, even if the regulations do not require it, in other words, preferably during the whole autumn, winter and early spring, both during the day and after dark. Not only outside the built-up area, but everywhere we move. This custom should apply to all pedestrians regardless of age and applicable law.

Autumn carries more dangers on the roads

Remember that autumn is the time of the year when we face special threats. Bad visibility, fast darkness, rainfall or fog are factors that require special attention from drivers and pedestrians. That is why we appeal to increase the care for your safety on the road.


Autumn is one of the most difficult periods for drivers, early dusk, which is often accompanied by bad weather conditions drastically limiting visibility, greatly impair road safety. We remind you what is worth paying attention to when driving in autumn and how to prepare your vehicle for driving during this period.


Short and wet


In the fall days are relatively short compared to those that summer got used to. The toughest conditions for the driver when it comes to visibility is an early evening or morning when it rains. Then we have the impression that the lights do not illuminate the road, and the pedestrians become completely invisible. It is worth remembering that in autumn, when it is already dark, many people just come back from work and the movement is then the largest. Let’s be aware of how the car behaves on a wet surface. The braking distance, is definitely longer, and to fast entry into the bend can end straight.


Do not be surprised


The period between summer and winter is a period full of traps lurking for drivers. That is why we advise you to focus especially when driving, especially on roads that we do not know. Even when it is not raining, the surface is often wet or has variable grip. When driving on a dry road, we may be surprised that the surface or just before it will turn wet. Even if there is no ice on the road, the hard-to-cool summer tires on wet, cool surfaces will behave almost as if you were driving on snow. The next trap waiting for drivers are leaves and mud. In wooded areas where leaves fall on the road, we advise you to be vigilant. When the leaves get between the tire and the surface, the grip becomes very low and even the track stabilization systems and the anti-lock brakes will not help. Moving on roads in forest areas, remember about the activity of forest animals that can run across the road.


Prepare the car for autumn


There are two additional elements that affect the safety of driving in the autumn and winter, and which do not require large financial outlays. In the first place, it is good condition of the wiper blades, because frequent rainfall, combined with dark, require the best possible visibility, and at the same time clean glass without streaks. The second thing is the efficient and properly set lighting. The next days are a good opportunity to check that all the lights are on, but also whether the spotlight falls at the right angle.


Let yourself be noted


Every pedestrian, cyclist, as well as drivers of other two-wheelers, should remember about their safety and take care to be visible. A reflective vest, key chain, headband, or even a flashlight will make them easier to see for an oncoming driver when driving on a poorly lit road. Although the traffic regulations do not impose an obligation to use vests and reflective materials in the built-up area, they greatly improve visibility, giving drivers valuable time to take the right response – often saving health and life.


Please adhere to the advice described, which will certainly help to adapt to the new conditions on the roads.

How to avoid abuses if you are a driver or a pedestrian

Each year there are about 11,000 abuses in Spain and about 400 people die because of this, according to data from RACE and Goodyear. More than 90% of them occur in the city, which means an average of 27 cases of abuse per day in urban areas.


Below we select some of the tips offered by the DGT, RACE, Foundation MAPFRE, aimed at drivers and pedestrians to avoid abuses:




In the city, moderate speed, since the higher it is, the greater the probability of death if a pedestrian is run over. To visualize it better the DGT establishes these comparisons: an outrage at 50 km / h is equivalent to falling from a third floor, at 120 km / h it is like falling from a 14º and at 180 km / h it is equivalent to falling from a plant 36.


Extreme caution in critical places such as pedestrian crossings, school zones, garage exits and leisure places (parks, cinemas…).


If you are going to back down, do it slowly and make sure there are no pedestrians passing behind your vehicle.


Avoid distractions at the wheel (mobile, GPS navigator…) and be especially careful with pedestrians who walk talking on the phone or headphones, as they are less attentive to traffic.


Do not park the car on the sidewalks, as it will force the pedestrian to invade the road and suffer a greater risk of being run over.


Be careful if you find a damaged car on the shoulder of a road, since it is possible that the driver is near repairing your vehicle.


If you are on the road and your vehicle suffers a breakdown, place it on the shoulder and off the roadway. If this is not possible, turn on the emergency signal, position signs, wear the reflective vest and put the triangles emergency. If you have to wait for the assistance service, stay inside the car or in a safe area outside the vehicle.




When you cross the street, always use the pedestrian crossings and follow the traffic light.


Before crossing, look to the left and right and make sure that the vehicles are going to break before crossing.


Do not get out of the cars or obstacles that hinder visibility.


Do not cross behind a vehicle while it is parked.


Pay special attention when you go to an entrance or exit garage.


Avoid distractions when you cross how to use the phone or wear headphones.


If you have reduced mobility or you have difficulty walking, cross calmly.


If you just park your car, always try to go down the sidewalk.


If you walk on a road without a sidewalk, always go along the shoulder and stay to the left of the road, facing traffic.


Avoid sections that are not well lit. If it is dark or there is little visibility, wear a high visibility vest with reflective materials.


Road safety

Thursday, September 20, under the sign of the road safety. Two actions marked the day, first of all, the distribution of yellow safety vests to the 76 sixth graders by officials of Kolas, carriers, and representatives of the mobility service of Malraux community, Anne-Claire and Franck Bevin.


An action that is part of the awareness of safety in school transport and improving safety around the college. With the reflective material, “see and be seen” makes sense for students.


Driving of cycles on public roads and the danger of the road was the second safety aspect of the day. After a video session, 88 students of the three fifth grade classes who worn safety clothing, supervised by seven volunteers from the Cycling Club, rode the bicycles for an educational trail on a runway on the courtyard and participated in an outing in an urban setting. School transport and road safety have been effectively implemented.

An automotive picnic under the sign of safety

Not only examining candidates for drivers, but also spreading knowledge about road safety is a key task for the Pomeranian Road Traffic Center. On Sunday, September 23, PORD organized a large family picnic in Gdansk, whose main goal was education in the field of road visibility. The use of reflectors and reflective vests was promoted, especially among children and adolescents, which make it easier for the driver to see pedestrians and cyclists on the road. The event was attended by numerous representatives from the automotive industry of the Tri-City, and the event’s star was the Golden Life band’s afternoon concert.


Wearing reflective clothing on the body, even 4 time reduces the risk of deduction – the organizers informed. A seemingly small, inconspicuous element reflecting light, turns out to be of great importance to safety.


We remind and sensitize all road users to pay close attention to their visibility on the road – emphasizes Roman Nowak, Director of the Pomeranian Traffic Center. We are already autumn, the days are getting shorter, the darkness falls earlier. To this rainfall, fog and all other weather phenomena that limit visibility. Often we do not even know that we are simply invisible to the driver of a moving car. It carries a huge risk of losing health or even life – warns Roman Nowak.


The policemen, city guards, as well as representatives of the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways, also informed about these dangers. The latter knows best how important the visibility of the Road Service employees is and how to signal their presence on the road, driving drivers.


Dealers of new cars, automotive companies and people associated with this industry also joined the campaign.


Each visitor of the “Visible = safe” event could count on a gift associated with it – participants were given flares, vests and backpacks in bright colors and reflective materials that increase the visibility of people on the road.


Visitors could count on many attractions that would make this education more attractive, prepared by the organizers. In addition to the exhibition of several classic cars, the exhibition of new cars – among them several novelties, including The new Ford Focus, Mercedes A-Class and Kia Kombi, were also shown motorcycle stunt demonstrations and road rescue performed by the Fire Brigade.


The Pomeranian Traffic Center announces that such events, promoting road safety, will fit permanently into the calendar of Tri-City automotive events.

What behavior should each trafficker take to avoid accidents ?

Ignoring traffic rules by both drivers and pedestrians are often the result of serious accidents – warns Brasov police at the beginning of the school year.


Representatives of the Brasov County Police have come up with tips for each category of traffic participants.


Drivers advise them to slow down speeds and to move around pedestrian crossings, to adapt speed to weather conditions, to keep their legal distance from cars ahead of them, and to avoid creating bottlenecks and visibility by stopping voluntarily in the area of pedestrian crossings.


“Children as passengers in the car must be protected from the effects of accidents by means of retention devices appropriate to their age, weight and height,” the agents said.


Pedestrians are reminded to cross public roads only to the “zebra” through the places where the “pedestrian crossing” sign is located, through the green traffic light (green), through the uneven passages or the traffic signal. “Crossing is done every time at a lively pace. Walking for pedestrians is a place to cross, not for a walk, “the policemen drew. Preferably, pedestrians do not speak on the phone and give up the hands-free device when they cross the street.


“Engage in crossing only when drivers have stopped to give you priority. Do not put them in difficulty and do not surprise them with risk traverses. Do not forget! In a direct “confrontation”, the car is louder! “, The representatives of IJP also said.


Agents have not even forgotten about cycling, which should strictly adhere to traffic rules, use the tracks for them, equip themselves for their own protection, check the technical condition of the bike, wear reflective clothing to be easy to observe, and at night to have a reflective vest. “Move as close as possible to the right edge of the road, and when moving in a group, one column only. Do not listen to music and do not talk to your mobile phone as you ride a bicycle; timely and visible signaling of any change in direction of travel; do not carry people or bulky luggage that can unbalance you, “police added.


To run a bicycle on public roads, the driver must be at least 14 years old. And it is important for them to wear vests with reflective materials.


Finally, police officers recommend that bus drivers using public transportation vehicles wait for the arrival of buses and trolleybuses only on the sidewalk, and where there are no sidewalks – out of the carriageway. “On the descent, the bus or trolleybus from the station is expected to cross the street on the pedestrian crossing. Attention, does not cross the back or in front of the bus or trolleybus. “police representatives recalled.

Red caps for school beginners

More safety for schoolchildren: That is the stated goal of an action by the traffic guard, police and sponsors such as the testing organization Dekra and the Sparkasse Rota-Inn. Their collaboration makes it possible again this year that ABC shooters throughout the county can be equipped with safety vests and reflective caps. “This equipment makes the way to school, especially in the dark season much safer,” confirmed police commissar Franz Mayer at the start of action at the primary school.


After the first graders had greeted the guests of honor with a song, class teacher Ruth informed that she had already prepared the subject “traffic safety” with the children in class. It was also about the best colors for the clothes on the way to school. For this reason, school councilor Thomas advised the children, right now, to always wear reflective clothing and to keep their eyes open in traffic.


Headmaster Daniela Winterer emphasized in her welcome not only her joy over the security action, which she described as “very meaningful and important”. She also stressed that traffic education in elementary school is an important part of teaching. Sabah’s police vice-mentor Peter and traffic educator Franz Mayer gave the children important tips: “If you take good care of you and concentrate on the road to traffic and on the way to school, then you arrive safely.”

Policemen promote the “Reflective School” competition

On Tuesday, August 28 this year. In Krakow a conference of school head and educational institutions of the Małopolskie voivodeship was held, organized by the Board of Education in Krakow.


The meeting was attended by a policewoman from the Traffic Department of the Polish Military Contingent in Krakow, who in her speech encouraged the current directors of primary schools to take part in the ninth edition of the Małopolskie Competition “Reflective School”.


The “Reflective School” Contest for the primary schools from the whole voivodeship was initiated by the Road Traffic Department of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Krakow in 2010. Its aim is to increase the activity of directors of primary schools, local self-government authorities and parents in providing students with reflective vests. It gives the opportunity to show that their school not only teaches, but also cares about the safety of its students, especially on the way to and from school. In addition, the aim of the campaign is to draw the attention of educators, parents and guardians of the need to control the statutory obligation to use reflective materials and to promote all initiatives that limit the risks in road traffic.


This year’s campaign is being carried out in Małopolskie for the ninth time. Summing up the eight previous editions, we can say that they were very popular. In total, the competition was attended by over 2,500 primary schools from Lesser Poland, nearly 500,000. Students were equipped with reflective elements and reflective clothing. Over 30,000 appeared publications in the media promoting the use of reflective elements.


In addition, almost 3000 art competitions and knowledge about road safety were carried out. The “Reflective School” competition is run at the beginning of the new school year. Primary schools are taking care of students’ safety – equip them with reflective elements, making sure that they use them on the everyday road to and from school, ensure proper marking of school areas, organize educational campaigns promoting road safety, including parents.


The “Reflective School” Małopolskie Competition as an innovative approach of the Police to the education of students, translated into improved safety on the road for the youngest road users. From 2009, ie before the start of the competition to 2017, among children under the age of 14, the number of road accident victims decreased by 34%.

Which hunters are subject to?

The hunt opens this Sunday, September 16. The season lasts until February 28, 2019. The practice is highly regulated. Here are the safety rules.


The departmental hunting management plan includes the rules for hunting safety. It is currently being renewed and will be presented by the president of the hunters and the director of the Departmental Federation of hunters, Thursday, September 13, during the session of the Chamber of Agriculture.


“Three incidents last season”

Hunting is a highly regulated practice. Hunters must respect certain prohibitions and obligations. “The Yvonne is a department concerning the practice of the hunt, assures the assistant to the head of department of the National Office of the hunting and the wildlife, Jean-Marie. There were only three incidents. This is carelessness. Shots at homes and a dog hit by a bullet. There were no human victims, otherwise, it would be accidents. ”


Here are five safety rules imposed on hunters:


1.A prohibit the use of firearms and hunting bows on the right-of-way (shoulder, ditch and roadway) of tarmac roads in the public domain and on railways or in the rights-of-way and enclosure of railways.


2.A prohibition on any person within range of a rifle or bow of any of those roads, roads or railroads to fire in their direction or above.


  1. Prohibition to fire towards electric transport lines or their supports and telephone lines.


4.A prohibition of any person within range of a rifle or hunting bow of stadiums, public meeting places in general and private dwellings (including caravans, sheds, garden sheds), as well as buildings and constructions dependent on airports, shoot in their direction or above.


5.For hunters, chaperones and trackers during big-game beats to wear high-visibility fluorescent equipment such as a harness or a reflective vest with reflective material.

The tips for a safe “back to school”

The emergency service 112 of Andalusia has published a series of tips focused on self-protection and respect for road safety rules to avoid, as far as possible, incidents in the “back to school”. Tomorrow, Monday, September 10, classes begin in the province of Jaen and will return to be habitual the journeys by car, bus or walking from the homes of schoolchildren to the educational centers. In the case of any emergency, you must call 112.


If you go by car

If the journey is made by car, it is necessary to avoid parking in double rows and in non-authorized places such as garage doors as they can cause dangerous situations for other drivers and pedestrians. If we do not park well, we can block several lanes and even increase the risk for the minors since, to get to the car they will have to avoid badly parked cars. Also, due to their height, they can suffer an accident with a car that is maneuvering and not aware of their presence.


It is necessary to take child restraint chairs approved in the rear seats to transport children. They must be appropriate to the child’s age and weight. Although the trip to school is short, they always have to go in their special seat with the seatbelt. If the child is less than 1.35, he will always have to go back and can only go forward if he is over 18 or over 135 centimeters tall. In addition, it will be the person who drives the person in charge of placing the child correctly in his chair, without the backpack and fastening the belt. It is recommended not to go back when there are children in the vicinity and who are not on the other side of the road as they would be forced to cross the road.


If you go by bus

If you go by bus, you have to exercise caution when getting on or off the bus since it is the time of greatest risk with what you have to teach the child to go up and down in an orderly manner. The bus must carry, back and forth, the “School Transportation” signs and, if there is a companion for the students, you must wear a reflective vest with reflective tapes and get off the bus stops as well as keep an eye on the students.


The helmet and reflective clothing, for the bike and the motorbike

If you go by bike, you must wear a helmet, drive along the road and not on the sidewalk or on the bike lanes. Children have to wear reflective garments. It is also necessary to signal the maneuvers and be aware of the rest of the users circulating with caution. It is also recommended to make the tour in advance to warn the minor of the most dangerous points.


On the other hand, children under seven cannot travel by motorcycle and when that age is exceeded, they must go with parents, guardians or an authorized adult. They always have to go with an approved helmet to their size.


Tips for pedestrians

If you are walking, an adult must teach the child the basic rules of road safety education: cross the pedestrian crossings or with a green light, look at both sides of the street (first left, then right and last, again, left) to check that no car is coming. In the event that there is no sidewalk, you should walk along the edge of the road and, if possible, use elements that allow the child to be seen quickly as, for example, reflective vests.


Schoolchildren should walk, not running, jumping or playing near the roadway to avoid accidents with what they most likely will be on the side of the shoulder closest to the wall, away from curbs and with attention to the exits and entrances of parking and garages. In addition, it is recommended not to walk between parked cars to avoid collisions.