Experts want to change the law, pedestrians can not see

These are the most common accidents. Vehicle and pedestrian clashes. Experts from the BESIP and the police report that guilty – albeit inappropriate on both sides – is often the poor visibility of pedestrians. This is true not only in the morning darkness and evening darkness. Therefore, reflective clothing is still very important, such as reflective vests.

“The law, which applies to unlit areas of communications outside the community, requires pedestrians to wear reflexive elements in these places. But it should be paid everywhere, and our legislators should definitely take care of it, “said regional expert BESIP coordinator for our region, Gavel Karakul, at a recent security event.

The police, along with him, during weekly activities across the county debated pedestrians at selected busy places, alerting them to the need to be “seen” and giving them safety reflective tapes.

“Every security element, in this case, reflective materials, we welcome. Pedestrians often underestimate this, and we also agree with the extension of the law, “said police spokesman Latitude Monrovia.


But pedestrians are not only often “not seen”. The mistake is also their crossing of the road outside the marked transitions, a very common mistake is also a complete misconception of the fact that people have absolute priority on the transitions.

“The pedestrian must not enter the pedestrian crossing or on the road immediately before approaching the vehicle. The pedestrian must prefer the tram, “Martin Farář of the press department of the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic quotes from the relevant law.

The same law says the driver has the obligation to reduce speed or stop before pedestrian crossing, lowering speed or stopping drivers of other vehicles traveling in the same direction. In addition, the driver must not endanger or restrict a pedestrian who crosses a pedestrian crossing or obviously is about to stop and stop the vehicle. Attention! This does not apply to tram drivers.

“In short, the driver must not endanger or restrict the pedestrian in a situation where he or she is obviously about to go, not to mention the tram driver. The pedestrian must not suddenly enter the road ahead of the passing vehicles and must prefer the tram, “the deputy of the Ministry of Transport specifies.

The Ministry of Transport adds that at present, the Working Group also deals with the law on wearing reflective materials. “However, there has not yet been a concrete introduction of the surface wear of reflective tapes under certain conditions. For the time being, discussions have been going on to solve the issue properly, “the Farad said.

How safe are the Heidelberg streets?

“The number of accidents in road traffic has changed in recent years rather bad,” said Tania Novelistic, the police officer of the Tupperware police. If you take a closer look at the development of accidents, you realize that there were about 420 more accidents in Schneider in 2017 than in the previous year, that is almost 11 percent.

Most accidents happened due to wrong behavior when turning or turning. Especially by the beginning of the dark season, the risk of an accident in addition. “Bright and reflective clothing, if possible with reflective tapes,” recommends Tania Novelistic pedestrians, so they are better seen in the dark and possibly even in the rain on the road.

The head of the Traffic Directorate also has important advice for motorists: “In this weather, you should always adapt your driving style to the road conditions in order to avoid accidents.” Especially autumn and winter are characterized by early and long darkness. Frequently, rain or even snowfall worsens visibility and sometimes makes the road a slippery rink at low temperatures.

In this time, vehicle safety is of particular importance, according to Novelistic. Functioning lighting, good winter tires with sufficient profile and especially from the inside and outside cleaned windows are urgently needed.

There are special awareness-raising activities at elementary schools

Especially the children are in the eyes of the police. So every year the Schneider police make the action “Can you see me?” In elementary schools. In the process, the children put on reflective clothing with reflective fabric, wear additional reflectors, and stand in the morning, when it’s still dark, at the side of the road to test whether the other road users see them. So even the little ones learn very early on what is important in the traffic.

Unfortunately, there are always people who are drunk or drugged. Alone this year, we have had 100 cases without accidents until August, where alcohol and drugs played a role. “It is irresponsible,” says Tania Novelistic, “how carelessly some people take to the wheel, even though they are not allowed to drive anymore. This puts other people and yourself in the greatest danger! ”

The traffic safety work of the police has changed in recent years. “Trucks and cars are nowadays more and more moving computers with an incredible amount of technology,” explains the senior counselor. So the police would also have to learn to understand this technique, so they can take the correct measures, for example, in traffic accidents to secure the evidence.

Ivan Hoffman’s Week: Unmade vest

The reflective vest that I carry next to the driver’s seat has been making me nervous lately. It’s orange. If I had to change my bike, I would look like that in the orange as a slipper, someone who is happy with a ridiculous retirement, does not mind the freezing homeless and leaves the usury for the cold. The rebel-wearing man wears a yellow vest. This outdoor supplement of a self-confident middle class comes from France, which traditionally dictates fashion and revolutionary trends.

The orange vest is all right as a luxury Ferrari, driven by someone who runs in a carcinogenic pesticide business, hormones, and monocultures, or profits from the privatization of public property. If I walk through the orange, not the yellow vest, no one thinks I could have anything against the tax frauds of the ultra-rich, that I am for the separation of normal banking from investment banking and against participation in aggressive foreign wars.

Rather, I will look like someone who, by rejecting the yellow vest, demonstrates support for “migratory waves that can not be accommodated or integrated because of the civil crisis we are facing”, and still enjoys the pollution of the world with plastic packaging!

My orange vest with reflective tapes does not miss anything. It is perfect, unspoiled. As a person who does not like throwing away the stuff, I would prefer if our representatives would come to fashionable yellow. After all, it is in their interest to ban the participation of lobbyists in political decision-making. They cannot be interested in the media monopoly and their interference with politics. And their health is also influenced by the policy of large pharmaceutical companies. Who else than my deputy should fly in a yellow vest for civil liberties and face public interference in education, health, or family?

Something tells me, however, that deputies and senators will not come to the parliament in the yellow vests. More likely, annoyed citizens in yellow vests of one beautiful day of parliamentarians will bring to frugal reality.

According to my life experience, those who say today that the yellow vest is a fashionable fad that does not look, they have one for sure in the closet. In order to fit, the yellow will win. I’d rather leave an orange for the general revision of the outfit. There must be a reflective material on it.

ADAC distributes safety vests in Berger elementary schools

The protection of children in traffic has been a major concern of the ADAC and the Deutschmark Post Foundation for many years. That is why both institutions are equipping elementary schools with yellow safety vests again this year under the motto “School in sight, Kids in view”.

After the schools in Frozen and Bioengineering, which were presented last week, yesterday it was the Gerund- and Salesclerk Iceberg and the Frobisher-Thomson-Scheduled in Schrodinger. As over bigger of the useful outerwear was the traffic officer of the local club Engage, German Noway, in use. Sven Schulz, the headmaster of the Gerund- dun Salesclerk Iceberg, explained in the first two classes, which in total comprise about 50 pupils, that he promised to give presents at school. This is the first opportunity to make the promise true.

The ADAC man admonished the children to always coat the sleeveless vests on the streets and paths from dawn or in inclement weather. “You want to experience Christmas healthy,” he emphasized. The vests are extra so wide in scope that even a thick winter jacket has space under it. With their yellow and orange vests and reflective tapes, the kids could be out there for everyone to see. Even when driving a car, it is not a pity, the vest to have it. For each vest, there was a special washing instruction for the parents. “The reflectors should last as long as possible,” said Noway. If a vest is broken or lost, replacement is possible.

The children quickly put on the new clothes. They received yellow and red balloons for the safety vests. The two class teachers Anna-Maria Keller (class 1a) and Simone Deng (class 1b) received a CD with songs and a book. After the surprising gifts, the young students devoted themselves with great zeal to learning the German language again.

safety vest

The sleeveless safety vests catch the eye with reflective fabric and the gray reflective tapes. They are distributed to first graders in Slumberous by ADAC Engage. Chairman is Granter Churchman, Transport Commissioner German Noway.

Safe Pedestrian Action in the Alexandrian Poviat

On Tuesday (22 January) from the early morning hours, Alejandra’s policemen carried out their own actions on the roads of the Alexandrian poviat. “Safe walking.” Activities lasted mainly in places where traffic incidents usually occur.

Pedestrians are a group of people who are more vulnerable than other users. Unfortunately, not everyone who moves on the road applies to the rules contained in traffic regulations. The main reason for pedestrian behavior resulting in traffic incidents is careless entry onto the road before a moving vehicle, moving on the wrong side of the road, crossing the road in a forbidden place and moving without reflective materials.

Any contact of a pedestrian with a vehicle in motion at the moment of impact exposes him to very severe effects. These people are not covered by the car’s body at the time of the event, they can not count on airbags. Therefore, special attention should be paid to this group of traffic participants. Unfortunately, there are still people who do not comply with traffic regulations. The road police officers revealed the most cases of passing in a prohibited place, but there were also pedestrians who move the wrong side of the road and do not use reflective tapes.

In front of 24 pedestrians committing offenses, the officers used instructions, while those who did not have reflective elements, police officers handed out reflective vests.

At what time should the reflective vest be worn

Last Sunday the regulations began to work. However, the fines for cyclists for not wearing the reflective vest and the lack of a decree have generated doubts and inconveniences for users.

The law of road coexistence that began to govern this Sunday, November 11, has generated several doubts and some criticism from cyclists, who have been forced to get off the road and comply with some rules such as a reflective vest, despite that these provisions were already in force in the transit law.

According to what is established in law 21.088, it is the Ministry of Transport that has to dictate a regulation with “the technical specifications of the safety elements for occupants of cycles, such as helmet, reflective tapes, brakes, lights and other accessories of security”.

However, this regulation has not been issued yet, so that for the time being, what the traffic law establishes in this sense continues to govern.

What’s wrong with the reflective vest?

In article 6 of the regulations for bicycles established in Decree 116 of the current traffic law, “from half an hour after sunset, until half an hour before departure and every time the weather conditions require, the drivers of bicycles that transit on a public road must wear a reflective vest, harness or shoulder strap. ”

That is to say, that its use is not necessary throughout the day, but only in the hours established in the aforementioned standard.

Meanwhile, as for the other elements of security, while the new decree is not issued, what is stated in article 5: “every bicycle must be equipped with plastic plates or reflective huinchas on the front and rear edges of each pedal Likewise, these will be located on the front and rear forks or, in the form of a circular arc, on the spokes of each wheel, in any case, red or orange reflective material cannot be placed on the front fork. “

“Znicz” action and change of traffic organization

We have before us festive days during which we will especially visit the graves of our relatives. During this period, the increased strength of the Police from Nowy CZ will keep watch over the safety of travelers and people visiting the burial sites of their loved ones. Police officers will serve in the cemeteries, on access roads to them and on the main communication routes of Nowy CZ and the Nowy CZ poviat, and their main task will be to ensure smoothness and traffic safety, as well as to help travelers safely reach the relatives’ graves.

Five days (from October 31 to November 4) the Znicz police action is hard work not only for many policemen from the Road Traffic Department or the Prevention Department of the CZ Command but also for police officers who will appear in the area of civilian cemeteries. All this to help the inhabitants of the provinces and visitors safely reach the burial sites of relatives.

Officers, as usual at this time, will check if drivers are sober and move at a safe speed. For the safety of all travelers, they will check if children are transported in the appropriate car seats, and the driver and passengers have their seatbelts fastened, as well as whether the vehicles are not overloaded and what their technical condition is.

Due to the change in the organization of traffic in the area of many cemeteries, police officers will also inform about road disruptions or access to the car park.

In connection with increased inspections, police officers advise that each driver before the trip prepares a car for travel, checked the brakes performance, lights operation, as well as the validity of the insurance policy and the date of technical tests. The car should contain a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, a warning triangle, a reflective vest, and a spare wheel. Even small elements of the car’s equipment are important during a long journey. Such a prosaic matter as, for example, spare bulbs, can definitely affect our safety.

Pedestrians should also take care of their safety. Police officers remind that from August 31, 2014, not only children but every adult after dark outside the built-up area must wear reflective clothing that will be visible to other road users. It should be remembered that non-compliance with this provision may result in a fine of PLN 20 to 500 and police officers will impose fines for the lack of a reflective element, but the most important thing is that such a small element of clothing can protect against tragedy on the road.

Both the pedestrian and the driver should be aware that after dark, the driver driving with the low beam lights on can see the pedestrian from a distance of about 25-30 meters from the car bonnet. However, if it travels at a speed exceeding 80-90 km / h, most often there is no chance of avoiding the deduction because it moves at a speed of about 25 meters per second. When the pedestrian is equipped with any reflective tapes that reflects the light of the car, the driver will notice it already from a distance of 130-150 meters, which is about 5 times faster! The conclusion is obvious: such a small element of clothing, which is a reflection, can save a life!

Caution should not be lost at graves, in public transport or during shopping. The thief is often very difficult to recognize. It can be nice, cultured, obliging, offer help, and at the same time deprive the wallet. It is important, therefore, to avoid crowds (especially artificial ones that make pickpockets), and with limited confidence approach new people, especially when they show too much interest in our affairs or an intrusive willingness to help.

When choosing a cemetery, do not take, if possible, larger amounts of money. It is good to have the amount of money deducted for shopping and keep it in a different place than your wallet and documents, and when paying for shopping in a shop or at the attic booth, do not show how much money we have with you.

Let’s also remember that when ordering graves, do not leave bags or sachets on the monument or bench, even for a moment.

When you come to the cemetery area by your own car, do not leave any valuables inside, such as luggage, handbag, laptop, mobile phone or radio panel. If for some reason we have to leave such things in the vehicle, they should be hidden, for example into the trunk, and preferably taken with you. Often it happens that the object stolen as a result of breaking the glass is much less valuable or even worthless compared to the value of the broken glass.

The safety of travelers and visitors of cemeteries in Decadency will be taken care of by a large group of police officers from Nowy CZ, however, one should be aware that for safe access to the destination, security for themselves and their relatives, as well as proper security of property, we primarily answer ourselves.

‘Sometimes stab-proof vest can be useful’

The men and women of Supervision and Enforcement in the municipalities of Harden berg and Omen will soon be wearing stab-proof vests which have reflective tapes. Are the BOAs then so unsafe? BOA’s Ramrodding Mamet (56) and Hank (52) (‘No name in the paper, because we do not always make friends with our work’) Stentor-reporter Ingrid Stinker take part in Descartes and talk about their activities.

The two-way radios swing at the straps of Ramrodding and Hank. They walk from multifunctional center DE Baron DE Australasian. The BOAs, or Extraordinary Investigation Officers, are there to signal the minor offenses. Dog droppings on the sidewalk, car parks that have been parked incorrectly. This afternoon they focus on error parkers in the blue parking zone in the village center.

Red button

The BOAs are also the ears and eyes of the police. With the radios, the men and women have a direct line with the police and the nine other BOAs in the municipalities of Harden berg and Omen.

The brightly colored red button on the radio of the police is still the only grip in emergency situations. The BOAs do not wear safety vests like the police officers and do not have stab stabbing vests or pepper spray or handcuffs as some colleagues in the big cities have.


Something similar does not seem necessary on this late summer afternoon. Life apparently continues in Descartes. Women cycle with the panniers full of groceries and on a vacant terrace a couple settles down and orders a coffee. But how different is that sometimes in the evening hours and during the weekend. There are many complaints about hard riders through the shopping street, hanging youth at the coffee shop or elsewhere in the village.

The village is also recovering from the stabbing at the beginning of August, which became a 34-year-old resident fatal. The BOAs were not involved in the assistance. Such reports go directly to the police, ” Henk says. He judges that the stabbing is an exceptional situation for Descartes; a preliminary low in a lingering neighbor’s quarrel.


The BOAs are trained to keep a distance in some situations. It is better to signal the police. Yet it sometimes happens to you that you end up in an unsafe situation, says Ramrodding Mamet while he walks past the local coffee shop. His colleague stops and points to the parking place in front of the shop. I was here at the door of the coffee shop to hand out a ticket and then suddenly someone came out screaming loudly. ” More people stood by, which made him press the alarm button for assistance from the police. That was quickly on the spot.

That is how Ramrodding also has an example. Like the one time, he was attacked by fighting dogs after he had pointed out to their owner that the dogs were not allowed to defecate on the sidewalk. “Two citizens who tried to help me are also bitten. I was covered in blood and quickly brought in the police. “They are exceptions, both men say. In the roughly eight years that they work for Supervision and Enforcement, each of them may have pressed the emergency button twice.

Big cities

The men walk back for a cup of coffee in DE Baron. Error parkers are not there this afternoon. Are stab stabbing vests not what ‘too much’ for a municipality like Harden berg and Omen? The opinions within Monitoring and Enforcement are divided on this. Henk stirs something in his coffee. “We feel safe, but what is in the big cities can also come here. There are times when you would want to wear such a cardigan. For example, at events where many people are on the go, or at youth checks in the evening in the village. I sometimes now borrow a security vest from the police, for example during a check in a party tent. There I appear as a citizen and I put the vest under my coat. If I were to come in my work outfit, they would all dive at me. Not everyone is popular, I will say. ”


There is also a downside to wearing a stab proof vest, says Henk. It can deter the citizen from approaching the BOAs on the street. And that would be a shame because we are there for the citizen. That is why I am in favor of wearing the vests only in exceptional cases. ”

Colleague Ramrodding thinks otherwise. He would always want to wear the safety vests with reflective fabric during the day and in the evening. It is about your own safety. Do you never know it? ” The last word has not yet been said about it, he laughs. Supervision and Enforcement have consultations on the wearing of the stab proof vests on 13 September.

Well visible, even in the morning mist

At the Upper Bavarian kick-off event of the campaign “Safe to School – Safe Home” at the elementary school Dorfen Nord, the first graders learn how to behave at the traffic light, at the zebra crossing, and at school helpers.

Sitting in chairs for just one whole hour, being quiet and listening to adults is a challenge for first graders. The freshmen from elementary school Dorfen Nord did a great job when the Upper Bavarian kick-off event “Safe to School – Safe Home” took place on Friday. And because this is a very important issue, many people have come to point out: The head of the school was there, the police chief, the mayor of Dorfen, the government president and the two ladies from the CSU and the SPD, in the state legislature want to be elected.

The ADAC Foundation, the Sparkasse Dorfen, and the Verkehrswacht Dorfen have donated the yellow warning vests with reflective fabrics.

Rector Gerhard Maintok first of all welcomed and then asked the parents present if they could not ask grandparents or other people who had time for them if they could not make themselves available as student guides, because “there is a huge hiccup”.

Afterward, school principal Marion Bauer asked the first graders if they liked school and everybody called “Jaaa” loudly. She said that the first graders are already big and should go to school alone; not like in kindergarten, where a mom and dad would always have accompanied. And then there was a little question and answer game on how to behave at the traffic lights, like at the zebra crossing and what the police have to watch out for. Almost everyone knew that and had worked hard. The students of the second and third classes then sang songs on the lights and traffic lights on the stage and played them scenic. There was a lot of applause.

Government President Maria Els then said that 42,000 children have been enrolled in Upper Bavaria this year, 1,600 more than the year before and that this “gigantic challenge” was well done. It is important that no one on the way to school something happens and the first graders at the end of the event because of yellow amber vests with reflective tapes, so you could still see well in the morning fog.

Afterward, the students of the third class were allowed to ask questions to the visitors. Mayor Heinz Grundner explained what the city of Dorfen is doing for the safety of the students. Deputy district councilor Gertrud Eichinger denied the question of whether or not there had been life jackets when she was enrolled. They did not even exist when their own children have enrolled 20 years ago. “But at least I was a school mate,” Eichinger said for four years.

Police chief Gunther Gilet told the students that the police would now pay close attention to the schools in September so that the road users would drive slowly and carefully so that no one would be endangered. “We also scold your parents when they are in the parking ban or not buckle up.”

Peter Starnecker, vice president of the traffic police Bavaria said that 50 years ago almost two school classes died in traffic accidents. Unfortunately, this spring four children were killed in traffic accidents. That’s why it is also very important that there are enough school helpers and that you should only cross the street where they stand, even if that requires a little detour. Then the guests of honor handed out the safety vests and the school day was over.

Safe in traffic

First, the fourth graders of the Spritzer elementary school were allowed to try on the new vests with reflective fabric.

Whether on a trip to a busy city or in bicycle training: The Heisenberg primary school students are in the future in all forms of traffic education good to see. Thanks to the reflective vests, which were funded by the federal project “Democracy Live!” Together with the Anthurium State Program for Democracy, Tolerance, and Cosmopolitanism, the students will be even safer on the road in the future.

The fourth graders of the Spritzer elementary school were the first to try on the new safety vests. Both the Fritz students and the other schools get two sets of different vests: Once there is only the imprint “Democratization.DE” on the neon yellow safety vest and the other set is in addition to the front and rear still a clearly visible number appropriate. But but all have reflective tapes. The vests with the numbers are especially helpful in cycling training: “It will make it much easier for me to address the children on the practice site from a distance and to give necessary commands – after all, the first names of the students can not possibly be always available” , said Efferent Haunt, traffic educator and prevention officer of the police inspection Personnel.