“shined example” with policemen

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.

It’s about seeing and being seen

Nationwide action on traffic safety in the dark season.

With these posters the police and traffic guard at the Cottbus Elementary School draw attention to traffic safety in the dark season. Children with self-reflective material will be counted on their way to school by Thursday.

The Traffic Safety Network and the Road Safety Forum of the state of Brandenburg are launching a nationwide campaign to improve the visibility of pedestrians and cyclists, just in time for the dark season. In Cottbus, elementary schools compete for the title “Most Visible School” by Thursday.

The students of the four participating Cottbus primary schools are well prepared: “We are very pleasantly surprised at how well children and their parents are equipped,” summarizes Alexander after the first assignment at the Elementary School. Groh, the board member of the Cottbus Traffic Watch, lists what he has seen: bright clothes, reflectors, shining shoes, white T-shirts, which were brightened up with glowing smileys and – “it had some curious features” – a child with a big one LED bulb on the school backpack. Police officers have called for the action to support the campaign, and until Thursday in the morning hours, children with self-reflective material will be counted on their way to school. The school from Cottbus with the largest share of visible children wins a health and safety day in a Cottbus cinema.

The “Days of Visibility” should only be a prelude to traffic safety. Essentially, it’s about taking as much of this as routine into everyday life. Being well recognized as a road user in the dark season can save lives. In Saxony, 3,332 cyclists died last year, 19 of them died and 1418 pedestrians, 15 of them died. This reports the Ministry of the Interior in Dresden. In Brandenburg, nearly 750 pedestrians and around 2,600 cyclists were killed in traffic during the same period, according to the country’s police headquarters. Often these road users would simply be overlooked that in the dark the accident risk was about three times higher than during the day. Therefore: “For pedestrians and cyclists, bright reflective clothing is the be all and end, because reflective tape foe clothing can still be seen 140 meters away,” says Mario Heinemann from the police headquarters.

The police together with the municipal prevention council support the days of visibility. Also in these days, children in kindergartens and elementary schools as well as inhabitants at weekly markets are made aware of visible clothing.

See and be seen

For the first time, “Days of Visibility” took place in Brandenburg from 6 to 8 November. Called the network traffic safety Brandenburg and the forum traffic safety of the country Brandenburg had called. With more than 100 actions in front of schools, train stations, and other frequented places, pedestrians and cyclists were advised on the topic “Better visibility in the dark season” on foot.

In the spa town and district town cyclists and road users who were traveling on foot, among others in the crossing area and road of the unit on dangers in the dark season pointed. At dawn and at night, the risk of accidents is three times higher than during the day.

Marie Hench from the Traffic Safety Network said: “We would like to point out that pedestrians and cyclists can actively do something for their own safety. Equipped with reflective materials and good lighting on the bike, it is noticeable to drivers in the dark much sooner. Someone wearing reflective vest can be seen from a distance of up to 140 meters, while a person in dark clothes can only be seen from about 25 meters away. ”

In order to be able to convey the problem to children, in particular, the Traffic Safety Network had developed a mascot specifically for the campaign. So with Mole Claus, the topic could also be taught in a child-friendly way. The mole, which was equipped with a warning vest, graced the action posters and the accompanying information leaflet. “The mole cannot see well and because of its size and way of life it is not well visible to others – this is the quality it shares with pedestrians and cyclists traveling in the dark. For his own safety, Claus wears a safety vest with reflective tape for clothing, which makes him an excellent spectator. We especially recommend cyclists to follow suit, “continued Hench.

Against the background that about 850 walking in the state of Brandenburg and 2,800 cyclists in road accidents, appealed Kerstin from the Forum Road Safety: “Walking and cycling are often overlooked easily. Anyone who makes himself visible can reduce his or her accident risk. “Experts predict that the number of serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and cyclists on the road could be reduced by around 50 percent if they were more visible. Appropriate options, from light clothing to reflective stripes on clothing or bicycles, were highlighted in the campaign.

State Secretary Ines Jesse from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Planning added: “The dark season is upon us, which most people notice only after the time change. Then it is necessary to be particularly attentive since the accident risk rises on dark, wet roads. Especially in this time, our protection (b) angels of the road safety campaign “Dear sure. Dear Life. “Also in the nightclubs of the country to draw attention to these dangers. I am all the more pleased that there is such a large stake in the first nationwide “Visibility Days”. It shows that the committed actors of the network traffic safety Brandenburg and the forum traffic safety of the country Brandenburg make an important contribution for more traffic safety. Thank you very much to everyone. ”

Katrina Lange of the Ministry of the Interior and of the Municipal Council, in turn, advises all motorized road users: “In autumn the days are getting shorter and the twilight and dusk periods longer. Being good to see and see means more security. Therefore, the lighting system of the car should be checked in time. These include low beam, high beam, and daytime running lights, fog lights, brake lights, and turn signals. Anyone traveling with a poor lighting system not only endangers themselves but also increases the risk of accidents for others.

The “Days of Visibility” were funded by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Planning and the Ministry of the Interior and Municipal Affairs of the State of Brandenburg. The actions were organized and implemented by regional actors, including the police, community and city administrations, and local traffic guards. The campaign was supported by the ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg, the DEKRA Automobile GmbH and the traffic safety campaigns “Dear sure. Dear Life “and” Get Off the Gas “.

About the vest that protects, gives security, teaches and brings up

With the constantly increasing traffic intensity in Poland, and the ever-increasing risk of road accidents involving pedestrians, the need for comprehensive and effective measures to reduce this risk.

A big problem is the pedestrian traffic, who often invisible on the road become victims of accidents that could be avoided using elementary safety rules.

When it comes to children and adolescents, it is a group that is particularly vulnerable to such danger, and on the other hand the easiest one in comprehensive education. It is easier to teach and implement to the permanent behavior of a young man than an adult.

The reflective vest not only protects and provides safety but also teaches and brings up. This simple element of clothing with a specific purpose can change a lot in favor of not only accident statistics involving pedestrians, and perhaps above all, in the consciousness and mentality of the whole society.

The clear benefits of wearing a reflective vest with reflective tape for clothing in traffic situations can be relatively easily translated into prophylactic programs, educational lessons, or meetings with parents of pupils at the school. However, it is best to dress this uniform program of nationwide prophylaxis and to present a large group of recipients in an attractive and easily absorbable form.

This is the task of the nationwide campaign “Good to see you” prepared as part of the “Safe Road” program. The campaign has several key arguments for the effective upbringing and preparing campaign recipients – children and youth – for systematic and sensible use of a reflective vest. Let’s look at the main advantages of the campaign and let us consider how it can be implemented well in the immediate surroundings (school, family).

The first tool, the most obvious one, is a reflective vest. As part of the campaign, 3 million vests will be distributed in primary schools across Poland in a few months. The campaign’s intentions and its purposefulness ensure that this is a long-lasting, long-lasting effect. During the distribution of vests, a number of educational and educational activities should be carried out, thanks to which the recipients – children and adolescents – will appreciate the advantages of this type of security, will like them and want to use it in every necessary situation.

Animations showing various situations on the road and in social life show, among other threats that young people should avoid. Animations created on the model of animated film known to children from TV appeal to their imagination and consolidate new patterns of behavior.

Another, very useful teachers and educators tool are the lesson scenarios prepared for two age groups of students: for grades 1-3 and 4-8 primary schools.

The fourth, the most effective element of the campaign reaching the widest audience is the film spot. Thirty-second video is based on the comedy convention, where the well-known film actor and comedian Cezary Pazura plays the double character of a hero: a wise mentor and an unlucky teenager. The leitmotif of the clip encourages you to show off the best side, that is, to be noticeable and this is what the reflective vest has to offer.

The last, the least important part of the campaign published on its website is the set of rules entitled “7 reflective road councils”. Such a set should be included in every primary school class and be subject to classes at different age levels of children at least several times a school year.

All the above-mentioned elements make up a coherent and communicative campaign, which supported by a distribution for children, 3 million reflective vests with reflective materials have a chance to permanently change the habits of the behavior of Poles participating in road traffic.

It comes in the autumn, on the roads it is a risk period

Highlands – Slow down. With the advent of autumn, the police appeal to the driver to adapt the speed to the unfavorable weather. Pedestrians and cyclists must act responsibly.

First of all, there is a danger that the car will “skidding” unexpectedly. Particularly less experienced drivers can be frightened by the situation, and then crash. “The carriage becomes more slippery due to falling leaves and moisture, increasing the risk of skidding. Counting is also necessary with the first frosts. Particularly in the morning, the roads on the bridges and the forest sections can be frozen, “police spokeswoman Dana warns.

Another danger is in the shorter days. Driving under reduced visibility requires extra attention. Fogs are linked with autumn, and in these sections, drivers should slow down, increase the distance from vehicles in front of them and prefer not to drive at all. “The Road Traffic Law provides that a driver may only drive at such a rate as to be able to stop the vehicle from the distance to which he has a view,” the spokesman added.

The arrival of autumn also applies to cyclists and pedestrians who are the most vulnerable in road traffic. “Seeing and be seen is the basic rule of road safety that applies to all road users. Under reduced visibility doubles. Many drivers who injured pedestrians agree that they have not seen it at all or too late, “she explained.

“From the beginning of this year until the end of September, there were 93 traffic accidents on the road where pedestrians were involved. Five pedestrians died in the accident, nine suffered severe injuries and another 71 were injured lightly. Without injuries, only eight pedestrians escaped from the accident, “she added sad statistics. The reflective vest with reflective tape for clothing is simply a necessity that every pedestrian must be equipped with in low visibility when walking outside the sidewalk and public lighting. Otherwise, it is also subject to a fine of up to two thousand crowns.

Cyclists are slowly ending the season, but they also have security on the roads. “We meet repeatedly with unlit cyclists who risk their health or even their lives unnecessarily,” said Dana. The bicycle equipment must be free from two independent brakes, the reflective materials and the tires must not be deformed. Only by the end of September, there were 132 accidents with the participation of cyclists, which two of them did not survive.

The cops, eyes on the Bicyclists

Police officers warn cyclists to be properly equipped when in traffic. Functional braking system and reflective vests are optional, appeal to the people of the law.

Police officers warn cyclists that they have to comply with traffic rules when they are in traffic. The bicycle must be suitably equipped, the law people say.

If they ignore the rules, cyclists can be fined, police warn.

Obligations of the bicyclist

Wear reflective vests with reflective materials on all public roads, both day and night, especially at night. The reflective tape for clothing will provide 360° protection while you are working under low light conditions.

Take your identity ID and prove that you are over 14 years old when you are on the public road.

Do not run under the influence of alcohol, drugs or drugs that disrupt the nervous system.

Indicates with the extended arm when changing direction as well as stopping;

Do not carry other people on bicycles, except for children under 7 if the bicycle has a seat approved for this purpose.

Do not run on the sidewalk, but only on the special bicycle tracks, and in the absence of them on the right side of the road.

Do not cross the street by bicycle through the pedestrian areas.

Keep at least one hand on the handlebars and both feet on the pedals!

When we run around the bikes, we are pedestrians and respect the pedestrian rules.


Autumn and winter is a difficult time for pedestrians and drivers. Especially now, you need to take care of your safety so that you do not risk being accidents safe to move around after dark. The reflective vest costs just a dozen zlotys and effectively improves visibility on the road. Check who should necessarily invest in it!

Even if autumn in the last days, the weather has been spoiling us with warm temperatures, the fogs that appear in the morning and quickly falling dark constantly remind us that we will soon welcome the real autumn. This season of the year rather does not encourage you to wear reflective clothing.

Traditional, dark colors of autumn coats and jackets are conducive to road safety. We are so dressed, visible to the driver at the last moment. A pedestrian or cyclist suddenly grows in front of the hood when the driver has no way to avoid an accident. In the reflective vest with reflective tape for clothing, the visibility improves significantly and is according to experts about 150 m. This distance gives the necessary time to make a maneuver that avoids an accident.

These gadgets can save your life

Sustainable mobility and the increasing difficulties to access the city by car means that more and more people take the bike, the scooter or other alternatives to go from one place to another, especially in short distances. The greater volume of displacements also causes more and more accidents.

Unfortunately, many of these problems can be avoided, and not only by driving responsibly but thanks to technology. There are security lights for bikes and other gadgets that can save your life for a small fee.

Many of them are already available, others are a short-term project. What is clear is that when it comes to guaranteeing your safety, any expense is necessary.

Today we have developed a list of road safety gadgets for bikes, motorcycles, and scooters. Basically, everyone tries to make you visible on the road, avoiding that some clueless driver can run over you.

Some of the solutions are quite original, although they are completely useless before a driver who does not respect the rules.

Tracer 360: the reflective vest taken to another level

When you go by bike on the road at night, the security lights are mandatory if you are interested in your physical integrity. If you also wear a reflective vest with reflective tape for clothing, much better.

However, there is something even more secure: Tracer 360, a gadget mode with LED lights that makes anyone see you from hundreds of meters away.

Lumos Helmet: the case with intermittent

When you drive a bicycle or a scooter, it is also mandatory to signal your movements in the turns. For this, you can use your arms, although at night it will be more difficult for them to see you.

Instead of using classic turn signals, Lumos’ proposal is to integrate reflective material into a connected helmet. You can configure it from your mobile and includes buttons that you can customize to signal your next move.


“Safe way to school with Ant”

The Ternopol prophylactics summarize “Safe way to school with Ant”.

It was an intense but very nice working time for the policemen of the Department of Prevention and Traffic of the City Headquarters in Tarnow. For over a month, police prophylactics with the mascot company SUFIGS – the great Ant, taught the first graders how to safely reach and return home from school. They also handed out reflective vests, making children aware of the need to wear them while moving along roads at dusk.

Thanks to reflective vests which made by reflective tape for clothing funded by SUFIGS with headquarters in Tarnow, the police, and the ant reached this year up to 2,000 first grade students in 78 primary schools in Tarnow. To meet with children, they traveled 1800 kilometers.

Every day, the police visited several schools where they met with children who in September began their adventure with the school. Everywhere there, they conducted classes, teaching the youngest how to be aware and all safe participants in the road traffic. The colorful ant gave away reflective materials and sweets.

Children learned the basic rules of the road, learned how to cross the street, safekeeping near it, and when traveling by car. First graders also used the acquired information in a practical way, training under the supervision of police officers crossing the road.

Yesterday, on the last day of action, police officers with an ant visited the Primary School. Like everywhere they appeared, they met with an enthusiastic reception of freshmen, who at the sight of the great ant was smiling from ear to ear.

Recall that the action “Safe way to school with an ant” was inaugurated by the Municipal Police Headquarters in 2016. This year, thanks to the huge support of SUFIGS and the purchase of educational materials, it has been expanded to include new schools, covering all first-year students.

Thank you very much to the action partner – SUFIGS, for invaluable help, school principals for openness and kindness, and our beloved children for their commitment and activity during classes – and remember:

REFLECTIVES – they save lives and health!

57% of cyclists ride poorly lit at night!

In town, more than half of cyclists ride on a bike that is not properly lit.

In 2017, 173 cyclists were killed in a road accident in France, 11 more killed than the previous year. These disturbing figures prompted the Association Prevention Routière to reiterate the operation “Being visible by bike”. Last month, free bicycle visibility diagnoses were offered in 10 French cities (Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Lille, Nantes, Grenoble, and Le Havre).

17% of cyclists wear reflective vests

It must be said that today in the city, 57% of cyclists ride at night poorly lit. Only 17% are equipped with reflective clothing or reflective accessories. “The Association Prevention Routière regrets the weakness of this score because the wearing of the vest with reflective tape for clothing or elements of visibility is a way to endorse its risk and responsibility,” says Anne Lava, spokesperson of the Road Prevention.