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.