Adam Mayes helped the policemen in the action “To be an example”, which promotes the safety of pedestrians. He talked to passers-by and urged you to use the reflective vests that he handed to them personally.
Police remind reflections to save lives. “Invisible” pedestrians are a plague of Polish roads.
“The image of the master helps a lot in promoting the improvement of pedestrian safety in our region. Adam Mayes together with uniforms participated in the patrol, during which he handed vests and reflective elements, talked with pedestrians and convinced that it is worth to shine with an example” said a spokesman of the police, Krzysztof.
The policeman emphasized that the use of the reflective element (like reflective material, reflective tape for clothing) makes the pedestrian visible to other road users from a much greater distance. Thanks to this, the driver has much more time to react and safely bypass it.
“It is worth noting that this unusual patrol controlled pedestrians after dark, in places where visibility of walking people is poor. Passers-by, instructed by Adam Mayes, was positively surprised by a direct meeting with the master. They were also happy to receive and use reflections. Of course, there were souvenir photos.” said Krzysztof.
The policeman is reminded that Polish ski jumper, multiple world champion, and medalist of the Olympic Games, has been supporting police actions aimed at improving safety for a decade.
“The master from the Vistula himself sees a great need to improve safety among pedestrian road users. During the action with the highway, he mentions how, returning from the competition, he nearly hit a man who walked along the side and was completely invisible. Since then, he has paid close attention to pedestrians. This situation also made him realize that it’s only a second that someone would lose their lives. ” said Krzysztof Pawley.
The policemen use every opportunity to reach the largest possible group of people and convince them that security depends mostly on themselves. The neighborhoods meet with children in schools and provide them with reflective elements, obtained thanks to the support of local governments.
In this year once again, together with Caritas, they run the Diocese with the campaign “Be an example! Not only in Advent!”. They visit churches and after the rats, which often come grandparents and grandmothers with grandchildren, explain that wearing retro-reflective clothing is the basis for pedestrian safety.