Road Safety Training for Refugees

Bochum trained unaccompanied minors for use on the road. So far, there is, according NRW repeatedly to dangerous situations because refugees are often not familiar with the traffic rules. Here, even a refugee child without safety vest was killed.

His bicycle is the pride of Abd-el-Kader from Syria. Neighbors have given it to the young man, now (NOAH) lives in a Bochum accommodation for unaccompanied refugees. But when he sets off on his bike, which is currently still dangerous for him. And on the streets of the big city is a lot more going on than on the streets of his hometown from which he fled. Therefore Abd-el-Kader now takes part in the traffic safety training, which offers the Road Patrol Bochum. Abd-el-Kader is looking forward to the training.

Just as Abd-el-Kader are how many refugees in NRW. Therefore shall they learn in road safety training, what the signs and traffic signals? Guido Bausch of the Road Patrol Bochum and his team to the 15 refugee’s bike procure built up so the exercise is as realistic as possible: "The refugees often underestimate the dangers of the road we do with them sight and reaction tests and show them. How dangerous the blind spot is. "

To learn the traffic rules, there are various aids. They were from NRW developed, the Interior Ministry together with the State Traffic and many other partners. For example, a poster that explains the refugees at a glance the most important traffic rules. Another example is icons that explain the dangers of traffic regardless of the native language quickly and easily.
Guido Bausch of the Road Patrol: "We want to convey is that you should wear as pedestrians and cyclists as bright as possible and reflective clothing at night or that for us pedestrians and cyclists motorways and motor vehicle roads are absolutely forbidden.”

Other road patrols in NRW are usually together with cities and other associations of traffic safety training for refugees. As in Bochum, participants usually have to perform various tasks. They learn playfully what the road signs and traffic lights and lurk the dangers on the road. In the end they have to show for a bike ride through the city, whether they are fit for the road. If all goes well, there is a type of bicycle driver's license at the end.
Abd-el-Kader wants to necessarily create: "So far it's hard to pay attention to everything like cars, pedestrians and other cyclists, but the training gives all of us a lot of confidence when I make this training, I will feel safer with reflective vest on the streets..."

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ISPO: A new lightness in winter sports

Many manufacturers rely on weight reduction - in reflective clothing such equipment. But revolutionary new products are in short supply.

Those in search of sports in the snow in winter, often comes difficult therefore packed. Ski and boots on his feet, equipment in the backpack, to the waterproof clothing in several layers - everything will be towed. Prevent sweat will no longer runs in streams, the industry relies on ease. Like a thread, the topic of weight reduction moves by the International Sporting Goods Fair (ISPO), which still presented to trade visitors in Munich today the novelties of the winter 2017/18.

In search of ever lighter materials, the ski manufacturers will find it in aerospace and racing industries. Mainly carbon is often used, sometimes as tubes, sometimes as mats. These lightweight woods are processed, PET plastics, as well as natural products such as flax, bamboo or rubber.

Especially the companies represented in the Ski World Cup offer this winter in addition to the usual runway models also FIS going racing lines. Atoll offers its Race tiger- and code models as Pro version with extra rigid separator plate under the bond and a special cut of the edges.

Hikers are drawn to the slopes
Unbroken trend is the touring and free ride segment. With its Speed fit collection Dynamite takes this audience to target. Optimized for Powder as paste skiing weighs just one kilogram (without binding), the shoe little more. Matched by a helmet with head lamps, reflective vest and a backpack with light bar are offered.

Tours on the slopes are also so popular with many because the avalanche danger is excluded. The situation is different in open terrain. Probe, shovel and especially the avalanche device (LVS) are standard equipment. While in the now widespread avalanche backpacks with airbag hardly novelties can be discerned, is the subject of mammoth LVS an exclamation point. The new Barry should be especially intuitive to use, have a higher reception range and especially the fine search to the last meter can be significantly smoother.

Light and comfortable boots are required. This is ensured by new technologies that make it possible to analyze the foot better and is optimally align the shoe. Especially the ladies attach importance to a pleasant feeling around the toes. With his series "Women to Women" (designed by women for women) Technical will meet this requirement. The combination of lamb’s wool and Reliant fiber, which consists of 13 embedded in polyester minerals to convert the body heat in infrared energy, and these reflect the foot.

Colorful but not motley therefore the fashion of the coming winter is coming. The era of flashy neon colors and wild prints is over. Finally want - jackets are worn not only on the slopes, but also for hiking, mountain biking or strolling through the city - often settled in the upper price segment.

But first and foremost function is required. Most powerful and most flexible materials provide protection from wind and weather. Clear trend this year: Instead of fashionable frills timeless design is called for, which connects many application variants with longevity and best ecologically and ethically correct production.
Therefore, the weight does not have to stay on track - on the contrary. Especially the so-called hard shells (unlined but extremely rugged jackets and trousers as an outer layer of clothing) are also lighter despite improved functionality.

Who holds at ISPO after curiosities out will find it. The ski manufacturer from France introduces a safety vest that is worn under the jacket and has an air bag. At a price of around 1,000 Euros to the mass market, however, the airbag vest is unlikely to develop. The same applies to a similarly expensive product from the Far East. The Japanese manufacturer Rexam presents a symbiosis of snowboard and scooters. Whether the board with handlebars really provides new fun in the snow, but must show still.

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See and be seen - remain mobile with safety vest

In a very vivid presentation, the officials showed what I need to do if I'm out in the dark. They are small tools that have yet to be seen to provide good protection. Bright or reflective clothing can be very well seen from far in the light. Small reflectors on the wrist or as buttons on the jacket are recommended.

But that's not all, I am seen with wearing reflective vest, but I also see well? Our cars, we provide regular maintenance. When was the last time we to "Maintenance". Eye test reaction test, motility and hearing tests are necessary in order to remain flexible and mobile as they age.

Regularly to check is for all seniors of great importance.
This presentation, which was also presented very funny, was a little hint for all present participants and was received with great enthusiasm. They will handed out safety vest and reflective tape to seniors to keep their safer.

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Two scooters are injured without safety vest

It is about 10:30 p.m. Sunday night in Saint-Denis. Two scooters without wearing reflective vest travel at high speed, each with a passenger on the latter center lane of the avenue in Saint-Denis, near the pool of the Bittern, in an ordinarily reserved bus lane. Several witnesses describe them as being “push".

A vehicle coming down the road to the Dam going towards the sea through the avenue Latter when arrive two scooters. The driver in reflective jacket thinks that the head gear is avoided but the driver does not deviate from its course and strikes the car at the back, before rebounding and driving the second two wheels in his fall.

The driver of the first scooter was seriously wounded. He suffers among other injuries to the face and leg fractures. His passenger is slightly wounded.
The driver and passenger of the second scooter least injured were identified and preferred to flee at the sight of the beacon of the first fire engine arrived at the scene.

Several witnesses also reported that two scoter not wearing a safety vest or a helmet on his head. They had a good, but wore the arm...

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A pedestrian fatally mowed without wearing safety vest

A St. Paulo 27 was fatally mowed down last night in Saint-Gilles. The drama unfolded in front of his two friends, on the poorly lit road at the Garden Theater. They are not wear safety vest and the driver said can’t see them clearly.

It is around 22 hours on a car traveling in the uplink up against the young man with full force, while walking in the middle of the road. The night is dangerous because it's dark, and reflective clothing can keep you to be seen by drivers and avoid the risk.

Reliefs have done anything Adrian died on the shot. The investigation will determine whether the victim and the driver were under the influence of alcohol.

The death of the young man brings to 21 the number of casualties on our roads this year. When you need to go out at night, wear a reflective vest or reflective tape can enhance visibility and keep your safety on road.

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Required triangles and safety vest on the highway

Motorway companies advise against the use of the triangle during a stop on the emergency lane because too dangerous to ask Contacted, the Delegate for Road Safety estimates must be assessed case by case, with "common sense."

Required, but not recommended in some cases. Already the center of a scandal last fall, the warning triangles and their use may become a real headache for motorists and police. The controversy was triggered after a Wednesday press Society, which discourages the use of the triangle during a stop on the emergency lane. Too dangerous, she argues, because the driver may be mowed by a vehicle.

According to professionals, the risk of death is real on the emergency lane. The Association of French motorway companies (ASFA) finds this "position based" and draws the attention of the authorities on the subject. "We explain to motorists that it is dangerous to travel by car or on foot, on the emergency lane, it is not coherent to use the triangle on this reflective tape," said one holder word of Auto routes Paris-Rhino-Rhone.

The big blur for motorists
The company can rely on the order of 30 September 2008 on the advance warning of vehicles, Article 2: "The warning triangle must be placed on the floor at a distance of about 30 meters, or beyond if necessary of the vehicle or the obstacle signal such as to be visible to the driver of a vehicle coming in the same traffic lane, "it is first notified. Then is added precision that potentially opens the door to many interpretations of the law that there are individual situations with the risk of many disputes: "The obligation to put in place the triangle does not apply when this action constitutes a clear endangering the lives of the driver."

At the Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development, the game face is calm to what might be seen as a big blur by motorists. Use the warning triangle, associated Reflective yellow vest is mandatory since 1 July 2008. And still is, even on the motorway, on pain of a fine of up to 135 Euros. Delegate for road safety, Michele, calls "the good sense of the drivers... and reframes the debate.”The motorway companies have claimed a too generalized way." Admittedly, it recognizes that it is "quite dangerous" to put near expressways. But the binding is more like an incentive to use these triangles as soon as the situation allows.

"If the vehicle is completely on the emergency lane, it is not on the road, so there is no real obligation." But if it encroaches on the floor, it must assess the situation. "Frankly, if the configuration of the premises where the accident or breakdown allows it, it's worth it for the driver to get behind the guardrail, walk 30 meters and put his triangle without risk." Rest that each situation must be assessed ... including - and even especially - by the security forces, invited by Michele applying texts while showing themselves, as "common sense."

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Safety vest keep you running safe of solidarity

Saturday, March 5, will be the first Nzo-trail solidarity organized by the antenna of the Secours Popularize Leaf Community. Everyone needs to wear reflective clothing to keep visibility. The antenna of the Secours Popularize community Leaf has repeatedly come up with ideas to try to attach somehow with pleasure.

Thus its latest initiative is organizing a march and a trail at night for the benefit of families in precarious which will take place on 5 March. As stated Yves Elbert, his manager, "this is a first. Thirty volunteers wearing safety vest are mobilizing to good organization. A team of welcome just as reinforcements, thus participating in the improvement of their living conditions and better accommodate all participants. This event is a very nice human exchange. "

On the practical side, two loops will be available to walkers, Nordic walkers and runners. First, a circuit of 6 km around the pond and discover unusual quarters; to walk, with family, stroller ... and for the more energetic, a circuit of 10 km between city and countryside to Pella with, halfway through, a hot drink.

Upon arrival, a hot drink and a pancake will be offered to each participant.
Registration: 5 Euros on site at the village hall. Bring a flashlight and a reflective vest.

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Reflective vest, see and be seen by bike

I continue my preparations for the shorter days. As early as the end of October (winter time), there will be a lot of cyclists to go home by night, and I, too, are part of it. So to avoid serious inconvenience, here are some useful products to see and especially to be seen by bike at nightfall.

Let's be careful. Let us be visible
The reflective jacket (also mandatory in France) is an important accessory for the cyclist. But, you're right, if you ride with a backpack, you become less visible.
Fortunately, simple solutions exist: the reflective backpack cover or directly the reflective backpack.

Clearages to be seen
The idea here is to be seen. A light is hanging from his backpack, his arm. Reflectors are on the feet, arms or bag. It's good as an idea, but personally, too often, in the morning, late, I forget about them in the garage.
So, I like the idea of reflective stickers to stick on his bike (wheels, frames). Just like those that are fixed to the rays (reflective rods for ray), certainly it is a bit electro, but we are (sure to be) seen.
As a result, the risk of forgetting disappears. Think about it.
Another system to evaluate is the one that consists of creating a cycle path (light) around its bicycle and its passage. A light, tracing 2 lines on the ground (on each side of the bike), creates a separation between the cyclist and the cars.

One product that I found innovative in my research is the Light SKIN system, the light saddle post. You will understand that the rear light is integrated directly into the tube.
Lights equipped with a flash function (which flashes and suddenly attracts the eyes of motorists) are also another option to be seen. The reflective material products of the Swedish Bookman are well (model Curve Front and USB Light) just like Kong (with the Frog).

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Safety vest for school transport

The County Council of the Vendee transports every day more than 33700 students. Focus on transport conditions and arrangements made for the care of young people. They hand out safety vest for young people for safety.
Throughout the year, these are 586 school buses crisscrossing the Department to accompany students to their colleges.

More and more students supported
The priority of the Department is to ensure the care of young people and provide secure trips to 33700 students.
Among these young people:
1% is in nursery school (about 250 students)
15% are in elementary school (about 5000 young people)
56% are college (about 19 000 young people)
28% are general, technological or vocational school (about 9500 young people).
This year's communication campaign among parents and institutions to promote the online registration via a platform is a success. Plus 95% of registrations were made online.

Additional buses for better service
Given the number of users growing, the Department is increasing its fleet of buses. This September 2015, 586cars soit16 additional cars compared to last year (in 2014, the Department had increased its fleet of 22 vans).

→ School benefit from optimum safety conditions
All cars are equipped with immobilizer, debentures of Security and reflective disbanded.
The 9000 students from 6th college Vendee drills and undergoes training hour security and the right to behave in buses. More than 250 attendants are present in the cars for safety to ensure adapt good student behavior.

→ Children receive reflective vest for safe travel between the breakpoint and home
This year, the Department of the Vendee has endowed all kindergarten children, primary and 6th, school transport users, reflective yellow vests, to enable them to reach their stopping point or domicile in any security.

→ A new road safety experiment began in the Pays de Saint Gilles Croix de Vie
In the Pays de Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, all students using school transport, from kindergarten to the final year, received a yellow reflective vest or a purchase of 2,200 yellow vests by the school are required Department. Les wear it on commuting - stop and the stop areas.

Once the yellow vest given to young people, the 2nd step is to adopt the wearing of the vest by students. Therefore, chaperones present in coaches will conduct controls and will enforce the compulsory wearing of the yellow vest under penalty of warning to parents.
A follow-up operation will be carried out throughout the school year and a balance sheet at year end to assess the positive or negative returns.

→ The school transport fully accessible
Landscaped light vehicles transportent500 handicapped student’s home to their school (investment of € 3 million) 40 disabled college students use public transport on regular lines to promote independence and living together.

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We just run here because it is not serious

This Saturday night, Jean-Michel Emeritus foot runner, wearing a reflective vest, came to give a hand to the 117 marshals and organizers of the second edition of the night trail. It is responsible for giving instructions before departure. "No pushing, no risk taking, he intimate. We run for fun, to find out, since there is no ranking. Trail of kings is a bowl and a piece of cake on arrival. “It is said.

Of recognized sports that fit into groups of local riders and thanks to that, usability moved. "We need to wear safety vest and come for the atmosphere and because we were promised snow, last year, they say. It is because at Papuan, it's not serious. Differently the walkway is discovered, Atelier which is crossed, the medieval doors, lit candle pigeons..."

10.8 km in 41 minutes tonight, 300 runners, headlamp attached to the skull, are preparing to take the start from the enclosure of the old castle. The 10.8 kilometers will be swallowed by some 41 minutes. The spectators, many, proceed along the historic route and enjoy the lights flicker. The fuse encouragement, applause is intense. Some residents have opened their property and disseminate rhythmic music or pleasant designed lighting scenes.

Meanwhile, three groups of 75 walkers in reflective clothing travel 8 kilometers discovering and surrounding either at dusk or in the dark. "We found out otherwise our territory," rejoice these sports swallowing the contents of an invigorating bowl of soup.

Paulette and Samuel agreed to new registrations for January. And this time, they more firmly still predict a path in the snow. Spread the word.

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