2017年11月06日

Reflective material for children’s safety

A few days before the start, you must choose a schoolbag, not just its color or shape. The other criterion is security. If Germany has legislated for a long time in this matter, France is dragging its feet.

Every day in France, a dozen children are victims of a road accident, injured or killed. In a third of cases, this is done on foot, on the way to school.
In Germany, to avoid such accidents, at least 10% of the back and sides of the schoolbag must be covered with reflective tape and 20% neon material.
In France, there is none of this. The Road Safety Association has therefore launched an awareness campaign in the form of a manifesto, "zero children killed on our roads", including to ask for the wearing of reflective tape on the backpacks and binders of the youngest.

Reflective surfaces can be seen at night, 150 meters away. The fluorescent can be seen when it rains, there is fog or it is a little dark. It increases the surrounding light and sends it back to the motorists.
Christophe Raymond also adds that "initiatives" were launched "thirty years ago with manufacturers of school bags for them to be equipped" but that there is not "this culture of safety in France, as it may be in Germany, perhaps to create a European standard that will promote the marketing of school bags that are visible and safe for children ".

In an attempt to make up for this absence, the Tennessee brand is launching a new school bag model, as described by its manager Frederic Berthelot: "The trick lies in having the safety cover placed in the back (of the school bag), very discreet, the child is not obliged to put it permanently and when he is on the way to school, he unfolds it and it comes to cover the entire surface of the schoolbag, like a safety vest.
It is also possible to equip your own bag, all the necessary equipment is to the bike department.


  


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