2018年01月29日

The police giving bikers reflective braces

In Prague on Friday afternoon, traffic police officers focused on motorcyclists. Together with the representatives, they gave them reflective braces. The aim of the event was to raise the debate on how reflective elements can increase the safety of motorcyclists and thus other road users.

"From the police point of view, motorcyclists are ranked in a more vulnerable group of road users, and collision situations often occur because of their overlook," said preventive coordinator from the regional police headquarters in Prague. The aim of the cops is not to equip each biker with a reflexive element, but to get the bikers themselves to solve. Ideally for wearing reflective jackets, vests or at least khans, added Pence.

"If we can save only one life, the preventive action is meaningful," says Prague's coordinator, Irena. "Bikers are more vulnerable on the road. They are harder to see, they are faster, livelier. The car driver often has no idea how fast the biker is approaching, "he added. One of the bikers admitted that he had arrived on the spot intentionally. "I read about the Facebook event, so I came here," said Dines. "On the streets I meet a lot of inexperienced boys on a motorbike. I have respect for that, "he added. Another driver said that in the city, motorcycle car drivers are less thoughtful, do not look into rearview mirrors, and often do not use blinkers.

The police officers in safety vest, after each stopped driver, demanded papers and breathed them to find out the presence of alcohol. The bikers explained the purpose of this security action and handed over their security braces. "You will be better able to see road users who can better respond to you," the police officer told a seventeen-year-old girl. Another biker helped the Kandy straight mandate. In 2016, 545 people died on Czech roads. Of this, there were 59 bikers, which are 22 less than in the previous year.



  


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