2018年01月23日

Mandatory reflective vests will be available from July

After May adjustments to the point system and the amount of fines, Germany is preparing another change in traffic rules. From July, drivers in Germany will have to carry reflective vests in cars, and they will be subject to a fine. At the same time, the environmental rules for entry into some German cities, which will no longer have cars with a red and yellow emission plaque, will be tightened.

Incorporating a reflective vest into mandatory car equipment should improve the safety of drivers who need to get out of the car in the event of an accident or disruption, as motorists in the surrounding vehicles will be better able to see. The new adjustment does not specify whether the reflective vest should be orange, yellow or green. Unlike Austria, German regulations do not require a vest for every car passenger, just one on the vehicle.

If a driver does not have a reflective safety vest in the car, a roadside penalty of 15 Euros is threatened by roadside inspection. The German ADAC club, points out that if the driver does not blink when he leaves the vehicle, it is not an offense. In such a case, however, it is unlikely to be entitled to indemnity from the insurance company if it wounds a passing car.

Since July, the rules for entering some German cities have also been tightened. While cars with three types of emission plaques have still been in use, they will only be allowed to drive vehicles with a green plaque that designates the engine with the least environmental burden. The measure concerns 21 cities in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. For a long time, similar arrangements have been made in Berlin, for example.

In the Czech Republic, the plaque can be obtained at most technical inspection stations upon presentation of a large technical license. According to the Central Automat Club of the Czech Republic, the price of the plaque is about 300 crowns; its validity is not limited in time. If the driver in yellow vest enters the defined low emission zone without a plaque or worse than the city authorizes, he is liable to a fine of 80 Euros.
  


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2018年01月22日

Safe with visible for pedestrians

Meters and seconds - that is how much the driver divides from the pedestrian on the crossing or the cyclist on the crossing. In addition, if we can have any influence on being more visible after dark, we should not think about it for a minute. That is why we are behind the action "Safe, visible,” which promotes the wearing of reflective vest on the streets, and its main partner is the Polish brand of children's footwear Bartech.

It seems to me nothing that today is no longer strange or ugly. Nome omen Celine was just starting out as a company producing children's footwear. And since we are with him, I like very much, as a mother, social action, the aim of which is to increase safety on the road "Safe, because visible". Her partner is the Bartech brand, which has been producing super-comfortable footwear for children for years.

That is how much the driver divides from the pedestrian on the crossing or the cyclist on the crossing. In addition, if we can have any influence on being more visible after dark, we should not think about it for a minute. That is why we are behind the action "Safe, visible,” which promotes the wearing of reflective elements on the streets, and its main partner is the Polish brand of children's footwear Bartech.

Nome omen Celine was just starting out as a company producing children's footwear. And since we are with him, I like very much, as a mother, social action, the aim of which is to increase traffic safety on the road "Safe, because visible". Her partner is the Bartech brand, which has been producing super-comfortable footwear for children for years.
  


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2018年01月19日

Compulsory reflective vests in Ireland

At the beginning of 2014 in Ireland, there will be a regulation that obliges all motorcyclists to ride in a reflective vest both during the day and at night.

In France, it ended with nationwide protests, in which other road users joined. The government withdrew from the idea, offering instead compulsory wearing by the motorcyclists reflective wristbands. Now the Irish authorities have made it clear - all motorcyclists will have to wear reflective vests, regardless of their attitude to this piece of clothing. According to the authors of the bill obliging users of two-wheelers to take care of their own visibility, it aims to reduce the number of fatal accidents involving motorcyclists. Unfortunately, as usual in the case of regulations created by bureaucrats, two facts were not taken into account: the first is the material of which the vests are made - artificial fibers block the airflow and can cause overheating. The second is motorcycle clothing, which is increasingly equipped by the manufacturer with large reflective elements, sometimes covering most of the surface on the body of the rider. So what is the point of putting a vest on a reflective jacket?

Sentences among the interested are divided - some believe that the vest will actually help to see and identify ... the goal they are for some drivers. Others argue that not having a safety vest will be another pretext to punish their mandates. Once again, a situation arises in which the citizen is for the law and not the right for the citizen. In addition, it is hard to resist the impression that the issue of compulsory visibility of a motorcyclist is slowly, but inevitably heading in our direction...
  


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2018年01月18日

Police in safety vest for the safety of sports events

Polish football team match. Thousands of supporters are cheering on the white and red in the stands of the stadium. Waving flags, raised scarves, cheers and loud chants. Among the supporters, police officers from the Spotters Team group, dressed in characteristic blue vests. Who are they and what are the spotters doing at the stadium?

Spotters Team is a group of police officers from various garrisons in the country, taking part in operations to secure football matches of the Polish national team. The group was established on May 20, 2011, as part of preparations to secure the final of the European Football Championships EURO 2012. During the tournament, they served in stadiums during all matches played in Poland as well as during the open training of our team. They were also present in the official fan zones. Their service was of preventive nature, they carried out the actions in an open manner, without the typical police uniforms, which were replaced by blue reflective vests with the inscription Police, the symbol of the European Union and the flag of Poland. Now, however, spotters can be found not only at football events. Police officers from the Spotters Team Poland group were at championship level tournaments, including volleyball, handball and even ski jumping. They operate both in Poland and abroad.

Spotters are supposed to monitor the supporters' milieu and work for cultural support. Recognize and solve stadium problems and cooperate with other police officers and external entities responsible for the safety of sports events. Spotters, a police officer, and at the same time a fan, because only a fan can understand the emotions that prevail in the stands of the stadium or sports hall. Spotters represent the interests of the fans and help them primarily in organizational and information matters. It is to be a mediator and a liaison between supporters, club, law enforcement and organizer of a mass sports event and the Police in safety vest.


  


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2018年01月17日

You can not see cyclists without reflective vest

It appears at the last moment - often just in front of the mask of a speeding car. Cyclists riding after dark without lights and reflective vest are still a plague of Polish roads. On the record prepared by Internet users from Lodz, it is perfectly visible how an unmarked cyclist is visible.

- From my observations it appears that every third cyclist is a "batman". A visitor who goes on the road and after dark is invisible – say Lukasz, a cyclist and author of a blog about tips for cyclists. To show how a stupid idea is to ride a bicycle without lighting or glare, our interlocutor has prepared a film. It shows cyclists riding after dark in three situations: when they are riding in a safety vest and with light on, when they go without a vest, but with the lamp on and in an extreme situation: when they have neither a vest nor any lighting.

On the recording sent to the editorial team of tvn24.pl, the cyclist from the third group can be seen at the last minute. An untrained eye may not notice it at all. - Cyclists come out of the misconception that if they see someone, they are visible. This is how the tragedy comes about - underlines the Transfers. Playing with death, the film shows situations shot in the city center and beyond. - If someone thinks that street lamps provide enough visibility, then he should carefully review how it looks in our film.

The lamps give a lot, but in the lights of oncoming vehicles, they can be invisible - he explains. In addition, he stresses that available on the market, i.e. loose car jackets lying on a cyclist, you can buy a well-tailored and looking high visibility vest. Without imagination when we ask Marianna from the Ode roadster for a penalty that a cyclist with illumination can get, he answers without hesitation: Death. It is a severe punishment, but cyclists without flares often end up like this. It is a brutal truth - says the police officer. After a while, however, he adds that for the lack of proper lighting, the cyclist can get a 50-zloty mandate.


  


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2018年01月16日

Be visible on the road with the reflective vests

After dark, you go to the store, friends, school or church - remember to apply glare! They can save your life! It has been years since the introduction of regulations require anyone who is walks on undeveloped land after dark to wear reflective vest. Police officers remind them that they have a duty to check whether we "shine" in the dark.

It does not necessarily have to be a yellow vest. You can have a band, tinsel or keying that has reflective elements - explains Marlene, from the KWP traffic department in Katowice. The reflector must be visible when we are walking on the side. The police can punish the ticket for its lack. Pedestrian with reflective elements is seen on the road from a distance of more than 150 meters. Good visibility of the pedestrian gives the driver a chance to notice it early and thus avoid an accident. You do not have to worry about the trinket, just walking along the pavement in the built-up area.

Do not forget about it:
1. Always have a reflection with you. You do not necessarily have to wear a yellow vest. It is important that you have a fluorescent band. Available on the market are in the following colors: yellow, white, blue.
2. Ladies can attach small reflective pendants to their bags. This strip in the spotlight can be seen from a distance. It is a sign for the driver that the pedestrian is moving along the way. Gentlemen may have armbands on their legs or vests that we will buy for 5-10 zlotys
3. The youngest kids can buy reflections in the shape of toys, elephants, which are flashing. The idea is to attract the eyes of road traffic participants. The cost of buying such a gadget is 3 to 5 PLN. We put it in a visible place, on a backpack, jacket or bag, which keeps a toddler coming back home
4. When buying a jacket in the autumn, choose one that has already sewn in reflective stripes. Many sports shops have such covers for sale. If you do not have such a jacket, you can buy a reflective tape in haberdashery and sew your child to a jacket or school bag.
5. Watch out for the mandate. If you will not be visible at dusk moving around in the non-built-up area, you can get a ticket. How much we get depends on the police officer and the threat we caused. The traffic participant is not only a driver on the road but also a pedestrian
  


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2018年01月12日

Reflective vest distributed in kindergarten

Children from Municipal Kindergarten No. 36 visited the police dog. He taught them how to cross the road safely.

During the meeting at the kindergarten on Street, the children, together with the Czestochowa police officers and the dog Snipe, learned the safety rules at the pedestrian crossing - both with lights and without lights. Preschoolers have learned a poem, thanks to which they will remember how to pass the belts. Each of the children also received from the police officers, president Krzysztof and the deputy chairman of the District Council of the North, reflective vests and reflective elements, blocks and a sweet gift.

The action under the slogan was organized by the regional management board of the NSZZP Association of the Municipal Police Headquarters in Czestochowa together with the City Hall. The whole serves to improve the safety of the youngest road users. The goal of the project is to provide all preschoolers and students of schools in Czestochowa with reflective elements. The meeting in MP 36 inaugurated the campaign.


  


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2018年01月11日

A special track Instead of a ticket for 20 drivers

20 drivers were selected for the test that had at least three years driving license and regularly rode. They were divided into two groups of ten - younger (21-34 years old) and older (60-75 years old), all of them wear the reflective vest. Their task was to travel 10 times almost 2 km of the road in night conditions. A section of the road was chosen, with curves and hills as well as straight sections.

The road was standard marked (vertical signs and horizontal marking), unlit. In addition, there are several lighthouses deployed by sensors that simulated the lights of vehicles approaching from the opposite direction.
Drivers rode Nissan Maxima from 1997. The car was equipped with cameras, sensors and equipment with a button that recorded the moment when the driver saw the pedestrian.
Pedestrians dressed in five types of clothes walked along the track chosen for the experiment:
- Black: black sweatshirt, pants, gloves and shoes
- Whites: white coat, white gloves and leggings
- In waistcoats: dressed as in black but with a yellow vest containing a reflective box at the chest level
- Safety: dressed as in the black version but with sewn reflectors in the wrists, elbows, arms, hips, knees and ankles

Pedestrians in each of these outfits appeared to the drivers twice - once when driving with the passing lights, once while driving with traffic lights. They also studied the perception of a pedestrian dressed in the same outfit, when he stood in the dark and in a place on the road, in which there were also distracting reflective cones.

It turned out that when driving with the lights on; the pedestrians dressed in black were practically not seen. Younger drivers dressed in white saw from about 50 m, the elders from a smaller distance. They were dressed in a vest with reflections and were noticed by young drivers from over 50 m, in older ones at a distance comparable to pedestrians dressed in white. The safety garment provided pedestrian visibility from over 200 m to young drivers and over 100 m to older drivers.

At traffic lights, younger drivers noticed pedestrians dressed in black with approx. 40 m, the older ones almost at all. Interestingly, both groups of drivers noticed faster pedestrians dressed in white (almost 150 m - young, about 75 m - older) than dressed in a safety vest with reflections (about 75 m - young, about 60 m - older). Reflective wipes were still unrivaled. Younger drivers saw such a pedestrian with more than 200 m, older - with almost 150 m.


  


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2018年01月10日

The employees distribute the reflective vests

Good visibility on the road is very important, especially on autumn evenings. They improve it, among others reflective vests. That is why employees of the podia tsarists in together with officers of the Pavia Police Headquarters organized on Tuesday (October 17) the ph educational campaign.

The awareness of wearing reflective elements after dark by road traffic participants is growing. Very well - police officers participating in Tuesday's action mark. - The driver can see a pedestrian or cyclist dressed in vest, even from a distance of 150 or even 300 meters - Sergeant emphasizes.

The Podia is involved in promoting road safety. Vests improving the visibility of pedestrians and cyclists were distributed in Loci Wilma. In addition, the officers reminded how to navigate the roads safely. Going outside the built-up area, you have to wear flares. Whoever does not have them can get 100 zlotys. It was the first edition of the campaign, the next are planned for October 20 - in Willowy and on October 26 near the marketplace.
  


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2018年01月09日

Reflective vests handed out Action of the Police

Police officers with the support of local authorities on December 14, 2017, handed over 300 reflective vests to the youngest students in the city and commune.

Police officers conduct activities and preventive actions throughout the year to ensure the security and sense of citizens to the widest possible extent. One of the important elements of such actions is the safety of the youngest. We are always looking for effective methods to ensure the safety of children and young people.

Police officers from the Pavia Police Headquarters in Grope handed out nearly 300 high visibility vests to students of grades I to IV. The actions were carried out under the "A blue friend reminds you, the whole family is wearing flares,” as part of the "Keep an example," "Safe after dark" and "Day of flares.”

The vests are given an unusual color - blue, which is associated with the police. Its task is to remind police officers talking about security rules and at the same time not to restrict children in dealing with them. "Blue friend", someone who helps me and who we are not afraid to turn to for help.

In meetings with children participated, among others Deputy Commander, thanks to whom it was possible to implement the above projects. The City and Municipality Office, ensuring the safety of its residents, provided financial resources for the purchase of vests.

We hope that the children make friends with the "Blue Friend" every day using the vests on the way to school or walking. We organize meetings and actions during which we make young people aware of what kinds of threats they may face in their lives. We also teach how to protect them. "Reflective safety vests should be worn by every child," says the pidgins.


  


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