2018年05月30日

Overview of the safety vest requirement

Since the 01.06.14 also in Germany, a safety vest must be carried. According to this new regulation, only one safety vest per vehicle must be available to the driver. Experts recommend carrying one for each inmate.

The new warning waistcoat now affects especially private car owners. For commercial vehicles, she was already longer. The basis for commercially used vehicles is the accident prevention regulation BGV D29 "Vehicles" of the employers' liability insurance associations. The warning waistcoat obligation, which has been in place since 1 July 2014, applies to all cars, trucks and buses registered in Germany. Motorcycles, however, are not affected by the new regulation. Motor homes are not explicitly mentioned in § 53a paragraph 2 number 3 SUVs, but it is advised, inter alia, by the ADAC to carry at least a safety vest in motor homes.

The safety vests must comply with DIN EN 471 or EN ISO 20471: 2013. Whether this is the case can be recognized by the note on the laundry sign. The approved safety vests are available in yellow, orange, and red and are equipped with two circumferential, five-centimeter-wide reflective stripes.

It should also be noted at this point that the legislature renounced requirements for wearing the safety vest. As an equipment regulation, the statutory regulation only stipulates that a safety vest must be present on board in motor vehicles. It is therefore not regulated at all, when the safety reflective vest must be created. In this respect, the self-responsibility of road users is trusted. It is recommended, however, especially in case of breakdowns or accident situations in the dark or in poor visibility conditions to put on the safety vest.

To be able to wear the safety vest when needed, it should be stowed within reach of the vehicle. Thus, the glove box or side pockets offer, since the Warmest in a possible emergency in the trunk brings nothing, since they should be created for your own safety before getting out. Furthermore, it should be stored in a dark place because it bleaches under sunlight.

If you are controlled in Germany and there is no safety vest in the vehicle or this is not shown, a fine of 15 € is due.
With the reintroduction of the safety vest obligation, Germany is now following many other EU member states, where the obligation to wear a warning vest has existed for some years. There are wide varieties of regulations in other EU countries. For example, a carry or carry obligation is regulated. It is also handled differently whether the obligation to wear a warning vest exists only for the driver or for all occupants. If the respective regulations are disregarded often threatens a sensitive high fine. However, if you carry a high visibility vest for each vehicle occupant and pull them in an emergency even before getting off, you are definitely on the safe side and has nothing to fear in other EU countries.
  


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