Take your precautions to ride safely

Caution is not just necessary during a (long) trip. A few days before your departure, you must pay particular attention to the state of your vehicle. Are you ready to go on holiday by car? To ensure your safety and that of the people you carry, a set of rules for road safety must be followed during the preparation of your trip.

Check the condition of your vehicle
Your car must be able to hold the road. In addition, it is important to check (or have checked by a professional) the level of liquids:
Windshield washer;

Make sure tire pressure, lights, and windshield wipers work properly. If you have any doubt about the condition of your vehicle, ask your mechanic for a revision.
Do not forget the mandatory safety equipment:

Reflective vest;
Warning triangle;
Ethyl test;
Specific seats for children under 10 years old;

It is also advisable to have a spare wheel and Sun visor
It is to prevent heat from turning your vehicle into an oven. If possible, attach them to the side windows of the rear and, during your breaks, on the windshield and the rear window.

Charge your car in the rules
Your "loading" must not "be a cause of damage or danger.” You risk a fine if you do not respect this rule. Do not put your luggage in the cabin unless you fasten it securely. They could constitute projectiles in case of brutal braking and / or violent shock.

So use your chest. Place at the bottom of it the most rigid and voluminous baggage. Keep the safety vest in your car. You can also put your luggage either on bars or on a chest fixed on the roof, or in a trailer. Fill up with fuel when you leave.


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Police organized a theme week of road safety

As every month, a theme week of road safety is organized by the prefecture and the police of the department of Saone-et-Loire to combine prevention and repression of the most risky and most accident-prone behaviors on the road.

As the rainy days and the first motorcycle outings approach, we invite drivers of all types of two wheels from Saone Loire to redouble their vigilance.
In 2016, road safety registered 625 deaths in France and 13,500 wounded on motorized two-wheelers. The Saone Loire deplored a particularly unfavorable road mortality, especially among moped riders and motorcyclists with 6 killed (2 moped riders and 4 motorcyclists).

In order to combat the unsuitable behavior of two-wheeled drivers and to avoid new human tragedies, the police and gendarmerie services of Saone Loire will reinforce the controls of the two wheels (bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles) in the department from 24 to 30 April 2017. In this context and for the purpose of prevention as well, police and police officers will make drivers aware of road risks and the sharing of the road.

A few simple rules of caution can help prevent new accidents:
Equipment / Equipment / Mechanics / Visibility
Service and systematic control of your motorcycle (visibility, braking and tires)
Standard biker equipment (helmet, jacket, gloves, pants, tailored shoes and safety vest)

Piloting ability
Gradual resumption of driving after a period of inactivity (recovery of the motorcycle, progressively longer distances traveled and respecting safety distances with the vehicle in front of you).

Respect for the Highway Code
Respect for the basic principles of the Highway Code applies to bikers; it is the guarantor of your safety. A motorcycle breaks a shorter distance than a car: FALSE. At 50 km / h, a motorcycle will travel 20 meters to stop while under the same conditions a car will only 17 meters. At 90 km / h, a motorcycle in reflective vest will travel 51 meters to stop while a car will only 43 meters 50.


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'business guards' with reflective vest

The entrepreneur from Zibeline Gore was annoyed by the speed cameras. He started recording guards in reflective vest lurking on the drivers and became a hero of the internet. But he is in trouble - a dozen lawsuits for alleged insults, harassment, and even stalking officers. - Does anyone realize what the costs to the state generate these matters? Emil Rau asks.

"Everyone told me that there was a speed camera in the village. I drove once - nothing. Finally I found it - a green safety camera under a green tarpaulin against a green Christmas tree. I made the first video and decided to put it on YouTube to warn other drivers, "Says Emil Rau, owner of the transport company.

In June 2010 he founded the YouTube channel Bigots, where he published more videos with cleverly hidden radar. He became one of the heroes of the internet and found many followers. "Emil, you're great!" - Internet users write.
About the Emily Rau was writing local newspapers, and his films were linked to the excavation. They say "Zorro fighting with speed cameras". His most popular videos were watched by half a million people.

Emil Rau has become a specialist in tracking down deceptively hidden speed cameras and talking to the guards who wear safety vest serves them. In fact, he performs a Benedictine job, documenting various absurdities and harassing guards with awkward questions: why are they asleep at work (movie 61 on Bigots TV) why they put radar on the road or against the metal fence or buildings, as you know - the signal is bouncing.
He has so far covered 62 episodes of the program, from some point began to call the city guard business guard (and "cashier").

Speed camping is a free American, says Emil
Rau believes that speed cameras often appear in places that are not at all dangerous. Shows specimens hidden in the trash bin or positioned next to the rear window of a car standing on the roadside or placed in a low traffic lane. It does not comply with the applicable regulations. According to the Highway Code, the location of the inspection should be indicated by the police, and its commander must consider whether the location of the safety camera can increase road safety at a given location. The location of the city guard with the measuring device must be preceded by a blue speed dashboard.

"This is not about road safety, but about sports betting for money"
Emil Rau is a regular guest at court hearings - he has more than a dozen such cases. It is accused not only by the city guards, but also the towns and cities that claim that their films infringe their good name.


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Reflective vest - you can save a life

It is getting dark already getting used to, which has a negative impact on the number of traffic accidents; it’s not better for the road safety. Last year, a third of tragic accidents occurred at night, while driving fewer cars. Attention would however not give only drivers but also pedestrians who are in similar collisions due to poor visibility frequently die. How does one properly dressed to be clearly visible from a distance? Here are some tips.

It’s the worst part of the year for both drivers and pedestrians. But why in the winter months on the road were dying so often? Blame the time change, which comes with earlier.
While last night when accidents killed an average of 31% of all fatalities in November, were 47% in December and 56% in January to 50%. Much less the contrary, it was in May (8%) and July (10%).

Like the last dying
* Traffic accidents killed 131 pedestrians 72 in the dark.
* Outside the resort at night killed 38 pedestrians without safety vest in the village 32nd
* Some 47% of accident victims died on the highway at night. In villages, it was 28% and the roads I to III class around 30%.

"The night of the accident is really dangerous. All road users without distinction should strictly abide by the principle of see and be seen," he advised the Aha!

Do you feel that you will not save any yellow reflective stripe? In that case, you should know that in the dark the driver sees pedestrians with reflective accessories to ten times greater distance than without them. Best thing, if you wear bright clothes and combine it with reflective tape.

The law then states that as a pedestrian, you must have reflective elements, not only at night but even in poor visibility conditions such as at dusk and dawn, or even in the daytime, when visibility is affected by heavy rain or fog. And whenever you go outside of the village in a place where there is no street lighting.

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