New traffic act on reflective elements

A fine of up to 2,500 dollars! Such sanctions should bring the amendment to the Road Traffic Act adopted by the Government. These sanctions threaten pedestrians who are in poor visibility will be outside of the village with protective reflective elements. How many of us knows this new measure, which still must go through the legislative wheel to become?

Improve traffic safety on the roads. It is the intent of the amendment to the road law, which was approved by the government. In the novel, among other things, the obligations of pedestrians wear reflective material for low visibility, thus in darkness or fog on the roads outside the village. In the original draft amendment was that the obligation applied even in the villages, but eventually dropped from the law on the Legislative Council of the Government.

If these elements pedestrians have not, they face a fine of 1,500 to 2,500 crowns. “I’m not a big fan of repressive interventions, we should pedestrians explain that it’s for their safety,” said Transportation Minister Dan Ťok.

And how many of us a new measure if it passes through Parliament and the President signs it, the state? The most basic equipment is not expensive and can be purchased by everyone. In addition to the many security events, these elements are distributed free of charge. Basic reflective tape that you can wrap around your hand or leg costs about 30 to 50 crowns. As well as various pendants and reflective stickers, the price usually ranges between 10 and 50 crowns.

Some have already have problems with reflectors resolved because a number of outdoor clothes, those reflective elements already wearing.

Fashion designer use reflective tape on clothing

Fashion designer argues that saves lives and our reporter checks in practice. Reflective safety vest is the heroine of the clip made by … road workers.

Bet on reflective tape!” It is to convince young people that although life jackets are not too chic, you might want to wear them, because they improve safety.

TVN24 reporter checked how many nights assumption gives the garment. Walking with reflective tape is visible from almost 100 meters, while a man in a black jacket hood appears before unexpectedly, a dozen meters ahead of the vehicle. In such a situation there is no time to react.

The guarantor of security

How important is the visibility on the road, also convinces Joseph Klimczewski, head of the Traffic Department of the Municipal Police Headquarters in Poznan.

Adequate visibility is primarily a guarantor of security. Reflective clothing is a way to make pedestrians visible. Then when we are visible, the driver can react and avoid an accident. Safe distance is a standard range of beam that is 150 m. This distance is sufficient to control the vehicle, provided, however, that we are indeed visible?

They went on the bandwagon.

Drastic cartoons teach behavior on the highway.

Vest of years, has the same cut, but it is further appealing because of years of saving people’s lives. This is what we intend to promote – says spokeswoman, Kwiatkowski.

Help you have at this person from the world of fashion – designer Rosen Opalińska and Clara Kenton and Antonia Smack, founder of Brand Risk.

The result is short film collaboration with reflective vests in the lead role. – We want to persuade most people to hold such vests – he says in the clip Opalinska.

To promote safety vests invited once a well-known designer, Karl Lagerfeld. “It is yellow; it is ugly and does not fit into anything. But lifesaver” – argued in the campaign. So we can say that the road builders from Greater … go for fashion.

First grade students wear reflective product to keep visible

The student’s first grade elementary Szczecin knows how to be visible, and how to behave safely on the road with reflective tapes. On Thursday (5.03) during the finals of the “Szczecin – safe city” youngest citizens once again remembered about the principles of navigating the roadway, and also how important it is that everyone is walking after dark was attached to the jacket with reflective fabric. The action was organized through the cooperation of the Municipal Police and the Local Government and Culture Promotion Agency. Patronage over the event covered an association City of Vision and Subject Szczecin.

During the finals, which were invited all primary schools in Szczecin with their teachers, their short artistic programs presented youngest first grade students. Class IA SP No. 4 with a tutor Anna Landowska, as well as the IE class of Primary School No 7, which was accompanied by teacher Joanna – sang songs about flares. In this way proved that well aware of the fact that a small band placed somewhere on the arm allows the driver to figure out the right time that is in front of you walking?

The fact that you should carry flares encouraged the younger protégés Local Government and Culture Promotion Agency. They prepared a brief fashion show, which confirmed that wearing reflective product is not only safe but also attractive and can give a lot of fun and joy. In turn, young people from the field of dance and hip-hop culture through its dance with reflective material proved that shiny ties in any case there is nothing to be ashamed of.

In Poland, there is a large number of accidents involving pedestrians – during the grand finale stressed the Younger Spec Paulina of the Municipal Police. – By such action, such as “Szczecin – safe city” we want to encourage all children and all pedestrians to use reflective elements.

The fact that its target been achieved, it can also evidenced by the fact that children with great commitment and takeover participated throughout the event. Moreover, during the finals of the “Szczecin – safe city” representations submitted commander of the first class SM Gregory thanks and handed flowers. – We would like to thank you for taking part in school life – told the students class. – Thank you for providing security while crossing the road on the way to school – added the class students. IA SP No. 4.

At the end of all the children participating in the sport of municipal guards they were given gifts. As part of the “Szczecin – safe city”, each student received first-class reflective bands.

Reflective material makes pedestrians visible

Driving from the famous 25-year-old driver of the Honda Civic from Koszalin said later that the pedestrian was for him a completely invisible if without wearing any reflective material.

The man was not wearing reflective jacket, and the incident took place on the side most likely not the technical area but on the roadway. It is not known yet whether the man tried to cross the roadway or walking her agent. It will explain the investigation – says Marcie, a spokesman for the police and adds: This tragic event let realizes all pedestrians, how important it is to wear reflective elements.

From 31 August each foot, which moves after dark on the road outside built-up areas, it must be placed in a reflection visible to managers. For lack of a mandate threatens reflective element – from 20 to 500 zł. – Unfortunately, though awareness is growing pedestrians, many people forget about it or still do not know that these are now the rules – says Monika Kosice, a spokeswoman for police in Koszalin. – Meanwhile, we wear the reflective tape also in the cities, because there is sadly lacking poorly lit streets – he added.

The existing provisions of the Act – Road Traffic Act imposed an obligation to wear reflective clothing only to persons under 15 years of age. Now, the legislature extended it to all, regardless of age, who will move through the dusk outside such areas.

Reflective elements may be Trailed items to clothes, headbands, jackets and lanyards. It is important to place them: reflections should appear on the knees, hands, near the center of the chest and back – then we will have confidence that they are clearly visible to other road users.

It is worth recalling that after dark pedestrian dressed in dark clothing is seen by the driver of a vehicle with a distance of about 40 meters. In contrast, a person walking or sporting with reflective elements, it becomes visible even from a distance of 150 meters. These additional meters allow the driver to decelerate and safely get around on foot.

Improve cyclists’ safety with reflective tape

To improve safety for cyclists on the road, not only should change the culture of driving, but also their own cyclists should take care of their visibility and has the awareness to equip themselves with reflective tape. Cyclists often do not have a vest or other reflective elements. They should possess them due to their own safety – says Lech Piasecki, cycling world champion.

Vivid Lubuska Catherine Osos encourages cyclists to have glare and appeals to retailers: Join the bike vest. There are, however, already the first positive results.

Some shops distribute vests bought by you; others will join willingly to share, if such a vest receives from us. So we’ll talk and find common solutions. Life and health is most important. It is still too many accidents involving cyclists. Every initiative, every action that would reduce the number of accidents is needed – says Solos.

Lech, world champion amateur and professional track world champion, winner of the Peace Race, the five stages in the Gyro the leader of the Tour de France: – action is most needed. It should be promoted. We see many cyclists, who move in different places. Many of them are invisible. They have no vests or other reflective elements. They should possess them due to their own security.

The legislation does not require that the cyclist was equipped with a safety vest. Mandatory bicycle is the only lighting after dark. The rules also require individuals to have reflective elements moving after dark outside built-up. Although the reflective elements of cyclists are not required, it would be reasonable to hold them.

Our bike shop joined in the action. For each purchased a bicycle adding a reflective vest. We do not have small sizes for children, but we will soon have them. People driving competitively in most cases, these reflective fabrics are, maybe not in the form of vests, because in them you cannot ride, but e.g. the clothes fitted with visible fluorescent colors. Very popular is also a rear bicycle lights, often much stronger than, for example. Indeterminately fog in cars – says Piasecki.

To improve safety for cyclists should also sensitize drivers who should pay close attention to what is happening around them. I recently came into force a new provision allowing the rider to overtake cars on the right column of this page. This requires not only a driver of looking at what is happening in the left mirror of his car, but also pay attention to what is happening on the right side, especially in times of approaching the intersection.

Culture driving should learn as cyclists and car drivers. The potential collision situations, however, the cyclist always suffer more than the car. The bike simply has no chance to win this clash – says Piasecki.

Wear a helmet

Polish law does not require the cyclist to this was equipped with a helmet, but hit his head on the ground can be fatal. About he also should not forget cyclists.

While cycling, I noticed that drivers who themselves may not drive or ride bikes very little, they respect cyclists that wear reflective tapes on clothing on the road. Anyone who rides knows how to behave cyclist on the road. Not all cyclists are perfect and do not always behave the way as they should – says Piasecki.

This is not the only measures planned by the governor. – Before the summer holidays we want to reach our appeal to teenagers and give her vest. Students also should not forget the flares. Vests received from us or the police and Road Transport Inspectorate officers to during their work when they encounter a cyclist without glare, they could give him the vest – says Katarzyna Osos.

Vivid do not want to limit itself to working only in the immediate area.

We would like to manufacturers of bicycles joined to make this vest with reflective material become a standard feature of the bicycle. With this appeal will be paid to producers across the country – provides Solos.