Audrey and Richard test the new uniform of ambulance personnel

DEN BOSCH – Sportier, fresher and more modern. This is what the new uniform of ambulance staff looks like. The old uniform is already 15 years old and no longer recognizable enough. A trial started on Wednesday. Audrey from Den Bosch and Richard from Aden are already walking around in the uniform.

Meanwhile, not only the ambulance staff is wearing yellow and green clothing. So it was time for another design: ‘the new blue’.

Clothing designer Karin Leger from Dint-Michelangelo designed the clothes and she started doing so already in 2017. “I started talking to people all over the country, telling them what they miss or want to keep,” she explains. There is a detail on the pants for a notebook. That was suggested by someone who had worked in Switzerland.

By attending exercises Karin discovered the needs of the staff: “I saw that the ambulance staff is on the ground a lot, their legs are lost, I have strips on the calves, so they always remain visible.” There is a lot of reflective tapes on the uniform, the back of the winter jacket even consists entirely of reflective material.


Over the next three weeks, 50 ambulance staff across the Netherlands will test the reflective clothing. This allows the design to be perfected. Among them are Audrey from Den Bosch and Richard from Aden.

“It is delicious, much more feminine and I also like the color,” says Audrey. Richard is also very pleased: “The fit is fine, and when I push through my knees, everything fits perfectly, and safety meets the requirement.”

Bantu product

Not only the designer comes from Bantu, but also the entire production takes place here. Supplier Wilt in Aden is working on the project together with clothing producer HAVEP in Lenoir. They were chosen on the policy in sustainability. The clothing is made under good conditions in Macedonia and the materials used are more environmentally friendly. “It is an example for the government, which makes me extra proud,” says the designer.

The rules around Europe for 2019

Each country has different rules on mandatory protections: this is where you have to wear a lot more than the helmet when you go on a motorcycle.

In the various European countries, there are different provisions of the Highway Code in force for drivers of two-wheeled vehicles. To date, Italy appears as one of the least regulated states with the sole obligation to wear a helmet in the saddle. While discussing the approval of stricter rules for bikes and motorcycles, here are the main differences between the major European states and what you need to know if you are traveling on a motorcycle outside of Italy.


In France, there is a strict system of rules on mandatory equipment for motorcyclists. There is an obligation, for drivers and passengers of motorcycles and scooters, to wear motorcycle gloves. It does not matter if you are driving a maxi-enduro or a 1980 Vespasian 125, you are obliged to wear gloves that are summer or winter, whether the journey is long or short. But be careful, because gloves must be EU-approved. The French law also provides for the obligation to wear an approved reflective jacket (UNI) EN-471 or EN-1150.


The mandatory equipment for those traveling on the Teutonic roads is prescription glasses or spare lenses for those who have the prescription for driving as for the car and helmet required for driver and passenger.


In Spain, the use of helmets is compulsory only for motorcycles with a displacement of more than 125 cc and there is no requirement for other protective clothing.


In England, there are no real mandatory equipment, only recommendations for the reflective jacket with reflective tapes, first aid kit, and light bulbs. Curiously, the helmet is not mandatory for the passenger in the sidecar. In the case of a motorbike-tourist wishing to enter England, the helmet must be of a model conforming to British law, but if you want to visit the United Kingdom, be careful to drive on the right side. At the moment it is not known whether after the Brevity the United Kingdom intends to go back to homogenization its own helmets or if it will continue to adopt the ECE legislation.


In Austria, there is an obligation to wear a helmet for driver and passenger while it is only recommended to wear a reflective vest when riding.

Portugal, Slovenia, Lithuania, and Croatia

Slovenia, Lithuania, and Croatia require the use of helmets in motorcycles and scooters but also that those who are in the saddle as a passenger are at least 12 years old. In Portugal, in addition to the use of the mandatory case, the age threshold falls to 7 years to be able to ride as a passenger.


In Holland to drive a motorcycle or moped over 50cc, you must be at least 18 years old. Having said that the use of the helmet, discounted for those who go in motion, is also extended to light quadriceps if they are not equipped with safety belts.


In Finland, there are no special requirements for protections beyond the helmet, which even becomes mandatory only on motorcycles and mopeds over 50 cc.

Delegation to driving

The fact that many other countries of the European Union are not mentioned does not mean that at least the helmet is not mandatory in motion, while other prescriptions may be necessary. For example, in many countries, although it is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended to have a reflective jacket and a proxy to drive the motorcycle owned by a third party (if borrowed) authenticated by a notary. On the ACI website, you can find other rules and advice for traveling in Europe.

So children are safer in the dark

Reflective tapes should be part of the basic clothing. Traffic educator of the police gives tips.

Consoling. Even though the days are starting to get longer again, it’s still dark on the morning walk to school, and even on the way home for afternoon recreational activities, children often return home in the dark.

Poor visibility, which is made even more difficult by rain, snow or mist, especially for children, who already have disadvantages in road traffic anyway due to their small body size. Compared to the bright half of the year, the statistics show a doubling of the number of accidents in the winter months – and the number of falls is also significantly higher.

How can you try to prevent falls?

It should be clear to everyone, my experts, that it is easier to slip on trendy shoes such as sneakers with smooth soles than with soles.

How can children be better protected against accidents?

“One should make it as easy as possible for the car driver to perceive a child on the road,” says Karin Gravitas, one of the three traffic educators of the police in Consoling. “Concretely: wear reflective clothing or at least reflector strips. You can buy for little money so-called clack bands, which can be well attached to the arm and chest or back. “She wants to release anyone at the wheel of a vehicle from his responsibility to be mindful, stressed the High Commissioner. But what you can do as a pedestrian to be better seen, you should do. Incidentally, this also applies in a special way to seniors, who are often slower and possibly – like children – not able to quickly perceive and react adequately to a dangerous traffic situation.

“Equip the bike well with reflectors.”

Karin Gravitas, traffic educator of the police

Should there be a change on the actually well-practiced route, parents are well advised to improve the traffic training once again. “Construction sites, for example, can change conditions so that what they have learned is no longer readily applicable,” explains Gravitas. Adolescents can confidently survey new and unfamiliar traffic situations themselves and decide what is needed at an acute age, as a teenager. “Until then, kids are shouting what they’ve done with them. And that’s a special challenge in the dark. ”

What does the police think about cycling in dark January?

If you do not want to do without cycling in the winter, your bike should also be well equipped with reflectors, emphasizes Karin Gravitas. There are enough good accessories that are easy to attach to. “For example on the pedals.” If you wear a backpack, it should also be marked. “Just because he may be hiding the reflective jacket.”

Incidentally, the traffic policewoman does not think it’s a good idea to send the kids by bike on snow and ice. Narrow bicycle tires are completely unsuitable for road conditions that already pose a challenge to the car. “Then rather walk.”


Remember! Reflectors can save your life!

For the sake of security on our roads, the Preseason police appeal to join the action “Be an example” and wear reflective vests.

Wearing reflective clothing is especially important in autumn and winter when there is poor visibility and it is dark. If a person is poorly visible on the road, it may be easier to be hit by a car. Small reflective tape on the backpack or clothing makes the driver receive a warning that someone is moving along the way. The driver looking at the road illuminated by the headlamps of his car will notice a pedestrian going along the side of the road at a distance of 40 meters.

– On a wet and slippery road, when another car arrives from the opposite direction, the visibility decreases to approx. 10-15 meters.

– From the moment you see the pedestrian, until the moment the braking starts, the second passes. At 50 km / h, the car will defeat about 15 meters at this time.

– Pedestrian wearing reflective fabric is visible from a distance of 200 – 300 meters.

– If your child falls under the car and does not wear reflective elements, the insurance company may refuse to pay compensation.

– Reflective tapes can be worn on shoes, trouser leg, jacket, on a coat, cap or backpack. Put the band on the outer leg and arm. If a pedestrian column is going down, the first and last person should have a reflective vest.

School in sight. Kids in view

Under the motto “School in sight. Kids in view. “Is the safety campaign for first graders this year. Wearing reflective clothing gives children and parents additional security when, in the fall, many first-graders master the way to school for the first time. Westerner Hildebrand of the ADAC regional club Automobile Touring Club Ravel and Frisian Wedded now gave safety vests to the class teachers Alexia Kroger and Sonja Feints at the elementary school Cornerback elementary school in the ADAC Foundation safety campaign, which immediately equipped their students with it.

The mobility officers of the elementary school Blackthorn, Christine Lack, and Elisabeth Motherliness, had also invited Eu gen Schneider of the police prevention team, who pointed out that a safety vest with reflective fabric significantly contributes to better visibility and people are seen in the dark from a distance of 140 meters. He asked the children to always wear the vest. This is a matter of course for many Cornerback elementary students. As school secretary Sabine Walkaway has observed, third and fourth-grade children also wear these vests on their way to school. The handing over of the vests in Blackthorn forms the regional prelude of this ADAC action.

In total, in the Frisian Wedded and Ravel 265, safety vests are distributed to the students. The vests are delivered to the schools by the cooperation partner of the ADAC, the forwarding company DHL.

He hit a woman and was detained

The policemen arrested a man who was supposed to hit a woman within a pedestrian crossing by car and then leave the scene of the incident.

The day before yesterday in the evening there was a woman’s deduction within the belts on Wovoka Polanski Street in Napoleonic. The alleged perpetrator departed from the scene of the incident (more).

– Shortly after this incident, the driver of the car was stopped. He was sober – says Sgt. Pie. Alexandra Prepackage, press officer of the Aviator Police Headquarters in Napoleonic. The uniform in this matter will carry out further activities.

Let’s see the reflections! Police message

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 guide us with adult pedestrians, but we should also talk about it to our children. Napoleonic policemen during all safety meetings remind us how important it is to wear reflective elements. Currently, many clothing, school bags, backpacks and shoes for children already have per-stitched reflective tapes 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In the dark, without reflective elements, we are visible in the passing lights at a distance of only 20-30 meters. If the driver is driving at 90 km / h, he will travel 25 meters of road in 1 second and there is no chance of any reaction when he notices a pedestrian in his path.
  4. However, if the pedestrian is equipped with a reflective element reflecting the lights of the car, the driver will notice it already from a distance of 130 -150 meters, which is about 5-10 times faster! It can save a living life.
  5. The widespread use of reflective elements in various forms – hangers, reflective tapes, reflective vests, bright umbrellas etc. – will make the pedestrian’s chance of avoiding a setback in poor visibility considerably increase, even if he makes a mistake, eg he will move the wrong side of the road.
  6. Correctly worn reflectors should be placed in such a place that they are in the field of car lights 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 elements in a manner visible to other road users.

No one needs to be convinced about this record, but it is worth bearing the “reflections”, even if the regulations do not require it, that is, best 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.

The school with Kowalk in a nationwide campaign

Good to see you are a nationwide education and information campaign, implemented as part of the project “Safe Road”, the aim of which is to improve the safety of road users, in particular children and adolescents.

As part of the project, first graders from the Primary School in Kowalky took part in a lesson prepared according to the script prepared by the Foundation for the National Day of Life. Children have become acquainted with the animation of various traffic situations and understand that inappropriate behavior can be dangerous to human health or life. The first ones also became aware that the basic element of any outerwear and backpack should be reflections. They should have reflective fabric or reflective tapes. They make it possible to see the pedestrian on the road in conditions of inadequate visibility, which often protects against being hit by a car.

After completing the scenario of “Good to see you on the other side of the street”, children have passed into practical activities. Wearing reflective vests, which they received as part of the campaign, they began arranging the situation on the road. The basic traffic signs were fixed in the fun of movement and they learned the meaning of individual information signs.

Classes in the framework of the “Good to see you” campaign was also held in the second, fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth grades of the primary school. All participants received a reflective vest.

On the occasion of the project, the school staff from Kowalk reminds the youngest 7 reflective road councils:

  1. If you can, always go along the sidewalk or pedestrian road. It is not safe on the road.
  2. Do you have to go down the road? Choose the left side of the road, you’ll see the approaching cars faster, and the drivers will notice you from afar.
  3. Even if you speak well with your friend, always march not together, just goose. Keep as close to the shoulder as possible!
  4. When there is no sidewalk, you can go on a cycling route. Look around carefully, cyclists have priority.
  5. Take your time slowly. Running on the road is always a bad idea. Stop before you cross the street.
  6. If something is blocking the way: a hedge or a parked car, first look out from behind the obstacle and see if anything goes.
  7. When it is dark and burro or raining, reflections can save you. With them, you can see from a distance. Wear reflections! Insert a vest!

I want crossed pedestrian crossings near schools

Through the local councilor Kecks Gabriel and the public manager of the County Council, Sabot Josef, the UDMR insists that the City Hall should arrange the passage of pedestrians in front of each school unit in Ordeal.

The two held a press conference on Tudor Vladimir street in front of the Cassava Immure School, where a woman arrived last Thursday and took her child from school was hit on the pedestrian crossing. Together with Pot Abacus, president of the school’s parents’ association, politicians also presented the temporary solution they propose: the provision of flag boards and information boards for pedestrian crossings.

The local councilor, a teacher at Zachary Immure, showed that the school has submitted such requests to the City Hall as early as 2014 when the school was on Mikhail Eminence Street. Some have remained unanswered, the most recent promise a solution in a rather uncertain future.

“The sent addresses did not have any results. At the last of them, in November 2017, the City Hall replied that the request was examined in the Circulars Committee. It has determined that the pedestrian crossing will continue to be signaled in the same way, and the technical project on the traffic on the Levine street from the new bridge over Crisis Pederast will be regulated and its situation “, Kecks said.

Insisting that because of fatigue and agitation, drivers, parents, and children may be unaware of the passage, Sabot believes that the cost of a low-cost passage at the price of people’s safety cannot be balanced. Up to an acceptable solution on the part of the municipality, the parents of the students at the Zachary School have put into practice a pilot project: at the headlights of the pedestrian crossing, on the lighting pillars, they placed flags with reflective tapes to attract the attention of the drivers. The mechanism is simple, the pedestrians take the flag, raise it to make it visible to the drivers, and leave it on the pillar across the road, explains Pot Abacus.

He pointed out that the parents’ organization had begun to collect signatures for the installation of crossed-out passages or buttonholes at all school institutions in Ordeal.

Such solutions are already operational at the Art High School, Photofit Park, Lucian Blag High School or Dacha Gymnasium. Such an alienation was also mounted on the crossing of pedestrians near the Ceausescu school but, in time, deteriorated, as did the municipality’s interest in the safety of small pedestrians. They are best dressed in reflective vests or with reflective materials.

City Hall: We’ll analyze

On behalf of the City Hall, Deputy Mayor Berta Florin, the coordinator of the Technical Department, commented that “if we meet all the requests for pedestrian crossings, they will all be elevated”. He acknowledges that the City Hall rejected the request of the Zachary School last year to disrupt the passage from Tudor Vladimir, arguing that the street is crowded and the running speed is low. As proof of the care of the City Hall for pedestrians, Berta said that no more than last week was the request of the local councilor Pesto Halma to derive zebras in the Bighorn Episcopate, because it was justified.

“And as a result of our interest in pedestrian safety, 2017 was the first year we had no fatal accidents on pedestrian crossings,” the deputy mayor insists.

You are going to travel? Check what you must have in the emergency kit of your vehicle

That a simple incident on the way to your vacation does not ruin the picture. The triangle, the reflective vest, and the extinguisher are not the only safety elements that you should carry in your car.

Ready and loaded suitcases, children with safety belts and entertainment prepared for several hours, crackers for the road, full tank, precise pressure in the tires.

Is there anything missing to start the trip? Well, do not forget to have the complete and revised safety kit, given that in case of an emergency situation it could be the difference between solving the problem or having a day of discomfort or even disaster on the route.

The National Safety Commission (Conaset) raises in its document “Book of the new driver” in its version for motorists that always before traveling the visibility is verified in the front windshield, the rear window, and the side windows, it is checked that the mirrors have good visibility and that the doors are closed.

In addition, call to check that you have all emergency devices, which are detailed below.

What your car should have


Remember that the fire extinguisher must have a load, not be expired and be located in a place that allows it to be used quickly and safely if needed.

Spare wheel

The wheel must be in good condition and be complete (rim and tire). This, except in special cases of the regulation.

In addition, you must bring the necessary elements for replacement (“cat” and cross key).

Reflective triangles

It is advisable to have two equilateral reflective triangles in your vehicle. These should be red and visible both at night and during the day. In addition, they must be made of solid materials that will not be damaged in the event of an accident.

Reflecting triangles must maintain stability and, if used, place one in front of and one behind the vehicle.

Reflective Vests

The vest must be made of reflective fabric and have reflective tapes with a width of 50 mm.

It must always be in an accessible place inside the vehicle so that the driver can get off the car with the garment on if needed.

First aid kit

Although the first aid kit is not mandatory for private vehicles (if it is for freight, collective transport, and school transport), it is an extremely useful element.

It is recommended that the kit bring physiological serum, analgesics, alcohol, adhesive cloth, sterile gauze, procedure gloves, tweezers, thermometer, cotton, and bandages.

PORD handles walking vests and reflective gadgets

As part of the “Glassblowing w Mickie” campaign, police officers and PORD employees will hand out reflective vests and gadgets in several Pomeranian cities. The project will also come to Kart.

“Glassblowing w Mickie” is an action organized by the Pomeranian Road Traffic Center, aimed at raising road safety On Wednesday, February 6, vests and reflectors will be handed out in Kart.

– We want to encourage all pedestrians, both adults and children, to wear reflective materials even in built-up areas. Even a small reflection will allow the driver to notice the pedestrian earlier. It can save a life! – says Wizardry Wilkins, deputy marshal of the Pomeranian province.

In addition, the reflectors will also receive pedestrians from Gdansk, Spot, Goiania, Rumba, and Reba.

– We will give off reflections in the morning and evening at selected pedestrian crossings. Road policemen will also participate in the action, who will provide pedestrians with valuable information on road safety – invites Roman Noway, director of the Pomeranian Traffic Center. There are 500 reflective tapes and vests to distribute.