2016年11月18日

Road Safety: wearing the retro-reflective vest is buried

Since the last meeting, which was also the first for ages; the National Council for Road Safety, the outcome was known. But it is always better to say it and, especially, by reading it in the Official Journal. So acquired since Tuesday, " the order of 3 January on the retro-reflective equipment worn by all drivers or passengers of a motorcycle with an engine capacity of 125 cm3 or a vehicle of category L5e (three-wheel) of greater than 15 kW is repealed."

It is the epilogue of a soap opera started there exactly a year who wanted to impose wearing a retro-reflective material device 150 cm2. Headwind against this policy decision of the government since disappeared, the French Federation of Angry Motorcyclists argued the strength of his point of view, to reverse the situation.

This determination, sprinkled with an electoral turnaround, is to the credit of the FFMC who joined the work of the aforementioned Council and out of limbo. Now the debate is moving towards an encouragement for wearing safety vest and another cardigan, airbag that. To be continued..
  


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2016年11月16日

Safety vest

Time change increases each year risks for pedestrians and cyclists less visible without reflective material because of the lack of light. So stay cautious as the transition to winter time cause twenty additional deaths per month between November and January.

If the day is now up an hour later, night falls an hour earlier without the daily activities of French are altered. Result: motorists, pedestrians and cyclists longer coexist on the roads in low light.

According to figures from the Inter ministerial Observatory for Road Safety, the transition to winter time would cause additional deaths. In 2014, November was particularly deadly with 62 pedestrians killed, including 46 overnight.

Motorists should beware of "black holes"
For pedestrians, as cyclists, the important thing is to make visible: bright clothing, color scarf and even retro reflective equipment are promoting. An insurance company of Niort takes this matter very seriously.

For cyclists, the best solution is to wear Reflective safety vest. This equipment is also mandatory if the night runs open road, but also the day when visibility is low.
Another recommendation: motorists are encouraged to adjust their speed and to be wary of "black holes", these passages which follow each lit areas and dark areas.
  


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