2017年09月21日

Tips for more safety on the way to school

Cyclists without safety vest are particularly vulnerable in the dark in road traffic.
In the dark season, pedestrians or cyclists are particularly hard to spot in road traffic. This also applies to children on the way to school. Nearly every second accident on the way to school happened in 2015 when cycling. Particularly dangerous are autumn and winter, when darkness, fog and rainfall provide poor visibility to all traffic users. In order to be better seen and avoid accidents, some simple measures help.

Reflectors and bright clothes help to be seen well in road traffic.
This starts with the choice of clothes. If you are driving in a dark jacket and trousers, you will be noticed by motorists only at a distance of about 25 meters. Even on a dry road, a driver driving at a speed of 50 is already 25 meters away, in order to spontaneously brake his car. On snow-covered roads the braking distance is extended, the driver slides around 60 meters, until his car is standing. If the road is icy, it needs more than 100 meters to stop the vehicle. Anyone wearing light clothing is already perceived from a distance of about 40 meters, reflective garments increase the visibility even to 150 meters - and thus the probability of being seen in time is multiplied.

Reflectors and fluorescent material on the satchel provide more security.
When children are traveling in the morning or during the evening hours, parents should take care that the child's clothing is as light as possible and that it is best to have reflective stripes. In the case of jackets without reflectors, additional light bulbs and so-called blinks can be installed, which are available, for example, in the bicycle trade. In cycling, safety vests are also recommended. When buying school bags, parents should ensure that they comply with the DIN standard: this stipulates that ten percent of the front and side surfaces are equipped with reflective materials.

  


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