Road Police applied 130 fines in three days of operation

The Road Police says that the lack of reflective vest in motorcyclists and the absence of the first aid kit in cars are the main infractions.

“I left in a hurry for work and did not bring it,” the motorcycle driver, who was not wearing a reflective vest, was justified while the traffic inspector took out his notebook to record the infraction in writing, behind him most motorcyclists. They did not even have one on Route 8; few used reflective bands and others, eight years after it became mandatory, still not incorporate the use of a helmet.


In total, since the beginning of the inspection operation of the new traffic law, on Saturday, March 28, until yesterday afternoon, the police officers had applied about 130 fines to drivers throughout the country. Although there is not data by type of infraction, from Coalminer informed Observatory that the preliminary figures indicate that the circular without a vest was the violation of the most registered norm.


The use of this security element is stipulated in article 7 of Law 19.061, which indicates that it is mandatory for those who travel by motorcycle or similar “permanent use during its circulation in all public roads” of vest, jacket, or reflective strips. If not used, the fine amounts to about $ 403 (0.5 resettable units) per person.


“If you do not come with anything reflective, you are a shadow,” because the vest “comes to reinforce visibility,” the Public Relations Officer of Road Police, Daniel Segovia, explained to El Observatory, regarding the need to use it, especially at night. On the other hand, the spokesperson of Coalminer said that although it is even in the whole country, the infraction becomes more noticeable near populated places. “There is a big difference between the motorcyclists who is going to do the long distance from the one who is going to make the cut. The problem is the one that left the neighborhood to the service station. “In that kilometer someone does not see me or something crosses my path and most likely does not tell it,” he warned.


Although most of the drivers expressed knowledge of the new norm, not all were clear about its scope. Although the inspectors in safety vest pointed out to each of the offenders the corresponding article and the text of the rule that be applied, they were inflexible when setting the fines.



Magic Vision: reflective clothing for visibility

Better visibility in the dark

Using reflective fabric and high-contrast colors in the visible zones offers the Magic Vision line visibility and an extra dose of style during training.


Few things are more important in autumn and winter to be seen as of other road users. Bright clothing or reflective strips are essential. The traditional French brand Magic has recently unveiled its new vision collection, in which the developers have adopted exactly this problem.


Helmet, vest, leg, knee and arm warmers and gloves Vision series bear all the unmistakable signature of Magic designers while ensuring a good visibility on the road. To the products besides the classic white-silver-colored reflective strips and elements in Magic yellow are attached. Both together is to make visible and protect against accidents at dusk cyclists.


Particularly striking is designed the vest. She has a figure hugging fit, a good temperature management and is waterproof. The light yellow zones are placed so that one is seen best in riding position. There are also more reflective material for better visibility at night. In trade, the Magic Vision Vest costs 130 Euros and is available from the beginning of the 2017.

Reflective stripe requirement applies in Germany

From July 1, a reflective vest requirement also applies in Germany, and then there must be in each vehicle a safety vest. Shortly before the deadline, however, know 42 percent of motorists still unaware of the new regime, as evidenced by a recent survey of the portal “”.

Although Of the more than 2,000 respondents have three-quarters of female (75%) and two-thirds of male car owners (69%) already have a safety vest. However, more than one in four still has to be retrofitted (28%).

One reason for the poor interim result could be that 41 percent of respondents consider the safety vest unnecessary. This could, however, soon revenge, because who from July 1, has no safety vest in the car, which may be a fine of 15 Euros will be imposed. And who contributes to an accident no safety clothing, who even risked his insurance coverage.

Available are the red, yellow or orange vests, which are in other EU countries for year’s duty, on the Internet or at Dakar. However, many gas stations have safety vests. But beware: The vest has the standard DIN EN 471 or EN ISO 20471: 2013 match.

In a joint test of “Auto Bald” with the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (IFA) has been found, for example, in the past year that some of the 13 audited vests do not meet the requirements.

Four of the tested west – MBW, Help and Aral – did not meet the German standard for undersized reflective material or poor reflectors and were rated with 10 Euro, the protective clothing of Aral was also still the most expensive “deficient.”.

Rated “sufficient” and therefore also not recommended are the west of Calf and ATU The predicate “good”, however, was six times awarded, including the reflective stripes on protective clothing of ADAC, Shell, Leona and Obi.