2017年09月07日

Reflective elements can save their lives

Winter is a particularly difficult time for unprotected road users, due to rapidly falling dusk and worsening weather conditions, which are often the cause of road accidents involving pedestrians. Moving after dusk on the way outside the built-up area, we need to have a reflective vest placed in a way visible to the directionless.

Pedestrians may move in the dusk outside the built-up area without retro reflectors if they are on a pedestrian or pedestrian only road. The new rule does not apply to the area of residence - there the pedestrian uses the entire width of the road and takes precedence over the vehicle.

Reflective items can be attached to clothing, armbands, waistcoats and lanyards. It is important to place them: Reflections are recommended to be placed at the height of your knees, hands, in the chest and back area - then we will be sure that they are clearly visible to other road users.

It is worth recalling that after dark, walking in a dark suit is seen by the driver at a distance of about 40 meters. On the other hand, a pedestrian, wearing reflective elements, is visible from a distance of 150 meters. These additional meters allow the driver to brake and safely bypass the pedestrian.

The Industrial Automotive Institute is reminded of the social campaign implemented by the secretariat of the National Road Safety Council under the slogan "Fashion for Reflections. Turn on thinking.
  


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