2016年11月08日

Road safety: the safety vest recommended

Since August 1, the code of the road Polynesian required all motorists to be equipped with a safety kit consisting of a high visibility vest and triangle pre- signaling. However, the National Gendarmerie and the Land Transport agreed on one point: it is not binding on both wheels.

Two weeks after its entry into force, the law on wearing the vest remains poorly understood for some road users. Article 316-16 of the Code effectively imposes the road to motorists and other heavyweights to embark on board a safety kit. It contains a pre-warning triangle and reflective vest. If the part of car drivers so the message went well, the other categories of users (two wheels but also tricycles and quadricycles) still have doubts about what to do.

To avoid any misinterpretation of the law, André, head of communications at the Land Transport Department states: "Article 316-16 on two wheels specifies that" I and II provisions (car drivers and trucks) do not apply to drivers of vehicles with 2 or 3 wheels and quadricycles without bodywork engines. However, it is actually advisable to wear bright and visible reflective clothes.

But the jacket is compulsory for another category of "users" of the least known road that one, casual vendors such as sellers (Tahitian chestnut) or sellers at auction (Article 313-43).

From September, the men in blue will conduct regular checks in the vicinity of schools, colleges and high schools. "We will make the salivary test on two-wheeler drivers as there are many schools that go to school in scooters or motorcycles. It always comes within the framework of prevention. (... ) This is an operation that is primarily part of a general policy to fight against all addictions. "
  


2016年11月03日

Who wears a safety vest

The "GTÜ automotive testing” headquartered in Jork is a service-oriented company for vehicle tests of all kinds. The two graduate engineers Rolf and Joachim are experienced test engineers.

He advice on all matters related to motor vehicle and take time for the individual needs of their customers - regardless of whether you have minor or major concern.
Important information: As of July, a general safety vest requirement in Germany. Only motorcycles and scooters are exempt from this requirement. The safety vest must the new Euro-standard "EN ISO 20471" meet and have reflective strips.

Let motorist’s z. B. its main investigation o. Ä. In May or June to perform at the "GTÜ automotive testing” get they paid a high visibility vest. The GTÜ security experts advise not to wait until the mandatory date, but to get up quickly for him and his rider safety vests.

The safety vest is not harassment. If a breakdown or accident the shining piece of fabric increases its own security enormously. Who wears a safety vest, is five times perceived earlier, the security experts GTÜ. Especially when setting up the warning triangle, when changing tires or on the way is no luminous vest a significantly higher risk of being overlooked - especially in the dark.

Who on the highway or country road has broken down, should before leaving the vehicle creating the reflective vest. The GTÜ advises better stow the West under the driver's seat, in the bins of the doors or in the glove compartment.
  


2016年01月18日

The journey starts at home - with proper planning

Good advice is the one who plans his travel time. "In the rush often important papers such as passport, passport and driving license are allowed to stand at home. This should be handy at all times, "said Hessen. When traveling abroad, must also be thought of appropriate insurance documents. Motorists in safety jacket are advised to check in advance, which are country-specific rules and regulations in the respective travel destination.
"In no case the high visibility reflective vest is a must in the car. In Germany, although only a safety vest is mandatory, however the TÜV Thüringen recommends that you always have so many safety vests as occupants on board. An offense abroad may be sensitive expensive. Even at high speed, the holiday fund abroad strain sensitive.
To circumnavigate possible traffic jams, the itinerary should be planned with alternative routes. Navigation devices are nowadays useful travel companion that allow stress-free ride. To get an idea, cannot hurt a look at the good old map in advance. "Motorists should pay attention to traffic jam warnings on the radio or the Internet before departure. Anyone who does not put his time of departure to the rush hour, avoiding a priori unnecessary downtime, "Hessen advises TÜV Thüringen. Very important: never take the vacation overtired or after a stressful day at work.
Do not forget the technical check before riding
If you want to avoid mishaps, should before the big holiday trip check the technical condition of his car? "Some things can always check on the vehicle before departure itself, the levels of engine oil, coolant or windscreen wiper water for example. Who drives off with too little oil or coolant, must not be surprised by an engine failure, "said Hessen. The examination of wiper blades, tire pressure, profile height can be easily done yourself. Straight to the safety-related wearing parts like clothing with reflective stripe that you should never save. "With used tires the vacation trip often ends with a flat tire or in the worst case in the guardrail," said the traffic expert of TÜV Thüringen.
Who wants to play it safe, can check his car before the vacation of a professional. At the inspection stations of TÜV Thüringen or in specialist workshops motorists can leave an extensive check carried out on your vehicle. Many vehicle manufacturers offer your buyers free holiday checks. A look at the Service of your car is worth.
The correct loading of the car will help just in case to avoid worse
Many motorists in safety vest underestimate the dangers of incorrectly loaded or even overloaded vehicles. The braking distance increases and that can especially on long downhill dicey are, "explains Torstein Hessen. The total weight must never be exceeded; a look in the vehicle documents is as advisable.
According to Hessen, the following rules should be followed for loading. Pack "Heavy stuff getting down. No objects inadvertently secluded in the parcel shelf, they can be in an emergency stop dangerous projectiles. In the practical roof loading systems lightest possible stow things. Tire pressure and headlight adjustment should be adapted to the load condition prior to travel. "