2016年10月31日

A jersey specifically for long endurance rides

In 2011, decided three employees of Rapha, test their limits, and participate in the most famous long-distance drive of road cycling with safety vest- the "Brevet Paris - Brest - Paris" (PBP).

Participants from around the world are trying this, to cover 1200 km route without outside support in less than 90 hours. This adventure of our employees was both an incentive specifically to develop a new jersey for long endurance rides; on the other hand it was the perfect opportunity to test the product extensively.

Both the PBP as well as in the various qualifying brevets in Britain about 200, 300, 400 and 600 km, the Rapha riders wore prototypes of today Brevet Jersey. The endurance of riders and reflective clothing was provided extensively to the test.

For the 2015 season, this classic for men is now also available in women-specific section. This from a lightweight and breathable Merino blend made "Women's Brevet Jersey" has reflective details and plenty of storage space, and is ideal for long journeys with self-sufficiency.

The included lightweight vest with contrasting, highly visible strip provides additional weather protection and visibility.
The main features:
Reflective chest rings and cuffs
Lightweight and breathable
Valuables pocket with zipper
Storage bag for the vest with zipper and mesh lining
Three large back pockets
Laser cut logo on the back pocket

The safety vest
West protect the upper body from the cold, and keep Cyclists with decreasing temperatures warm. They are also easy to stow in your jersey pocket when they are not needed.

This reflective vest with contrasting stripes has mesh panels on the sides for better ventilation and high visibility details. In addition, it can be easily stowed in the zippered and mesh lining storage pocket on the back of the Brevet Jersey.

The main features:
Windproof front
Offset zip for comfort when stacked Wear
Reflective chest rings
Reflective Rapha logo
Breathable mesh inserts on the side
  


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2016年10月28日

Light on, reflective vest 'out

Different countries, different responsibilities: More and more states require motorists, even during the day turn light. Who goes on holiday, should the note as well as the safety vest compulsory - otherwise it can be expensive.

A driver, who is traveling in other European countries, should know exactly which traffic regulations in the destination country. Thus, in many countries, it is an all-season light duty day, Or the duty carry a reflective vest in the car and to carry them in the event of a breakdown. The light duty day is now regarded in 21 European countries. Slovakia, too, has expanded this year, the light duty which previously applied only in the winter months in the year. Thus it is "light on" in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. In Germany, France and Switzerland, there is the recommendation for driving with light during the day.

Norway punishes light muffle particularly hard
In addition to the light duty day must pay in other European countries on high visibility vest compulsory motorists. In some countries, the vest must always be included, in others it is enough if it is worn in the event of a breakdown. The obligation to have a reflective vest in the car and at an accident or a breakdown mandatory to wear also applies in Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and Hungary. Penalties for infringement can be quite high in the individual countries. In Portugal motorists who have no reflective vest, one with a fine count 120-600 Euro. Anyone traveling in Norway without light has to pay up to 190 Euros.
  


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2016年10月27日

Must motorists ADAC and Co. make room to keep safety?

An accident on the highway, it builds up, suddenly a tow paves the way by the vehicle mass. The cars drive on the left and right side. But to motorists dressed in safety vest ADAC and Co. really makes room?

Every driver knows that he has to drive to the side when behind him a police, fire or ambulance comes roaring up with sirens and flashing lights. But time and again it happens that also ADAC or tow truck with yellow flashing light their way through the lines of cars on the roof. Is this allowed? Legal expert Hannes from the Auto Club Europe (ACE) on clears.

Who can drive with lights flashing?
First, the question arises, who has all the right to tighten a blue light on the roof? Governed this is in Section 52 paragraph 3 of the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations. According to this the following vehicles may be equipped with flashing lights:

- Motor vehicles of the police wearing safety jacket, the military police, the Federal Police, the Customs Service and the Federal Office for Goods Transport or the Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation, in particular command, strip, traffic accident, homicide vehicles
- Operational and command vehicles of fire brigades and units and institutions of civil protection and rescue
- Accident auxiliary cars of public transport
- Motor vehicles of the emergency services, which are particularly adapted for ambulance or emergency rescue

Does, individuals such blue light may be strapped on the roof is not easy!
Who can drive with yellow flashing light?
But how it looks with yellow flashing lights? Under Section 52 paragraph 4 of the Road Traffic following cars may be equipped with yellow flashing light or rotating light:

- Construction vehicles, street cleaning and refuse collection vehicles, by red and white warning markings (Safety signs) are marked
- Breakdown service vehicles, the commercial or internally affords Breakdown of automobile clubs and associations of transport industries and the car insurer
- Vehicles with unusual width or length or with unusually wide or long cargo
- Heavy or large capacity transport escort vehicles

Other escort vehicles may be equipped with removable beacons when an authority has prescribed the leadership of the beacons.

Do I have to ADAC and Co. really placed?
But to what justifies such a yellow flashing light, when must the breakdown helpers, construction vehicles or garbage trucks make way motorists? The surprising answer of legal experts: "Basically never as yellow flashing light represents only a danger sign and no privileges triggers." The light warn only against dangers particularly in labor and accident sites, before unusually slow moving vehicles or in front of vehicles with unusual width or length or with unusually wide or long cargo.

And when you see it again and again in practice: "The broken down vehicle, it must (the flashing light, editor's note...) Do not show on the road to recovery site, but only during the recovery itself or the removal, if the above present conditions, "explains Police with reflective vest.
But the legal expert also clarifies: "However, even the tow should be enough space just in their own interest on motorways. In general, the rescue lane is often neglected in Germany - although they may be critical about life and death. Here, motorists must drive foresighted again, which can provide for shorter traffic jams. "
  


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2016年10月26日

Drivers need to have safety vest in vehicle

Drivers will have to pay a fine in July if they have no warning reflective vest in their vehicle. There is, however, no obligation to carry them - the Ministry of Transport points to self-responsibility.

Many travelers in Germany will have to pay a fine of 15 Euros as of 1 July, if they have no warning vest in their vehicle. As reported, the Federal Ministry of Transport, led by Alexander (CSU), has set the amount of the penalty in a new regulation.

According to the data, a warning vest in cars, trucks, tractors and buses must be carried in the future. Motorcyclists are exempt from the new regulations.

Car drivers should wear the safety vestt in case of a breakdown or accident. According to the report, however, the new regulation does not provide for a compulsory part. Instead, the ministry "is based on the self-responsible actions of the road users". The Federal Council had already decided to waive the need for warning in July 2013. The carrying has been a long-term obligation in Germany and the EU.
Higher fines in other countries

With the revision of the West, Germany now follows the example of many European states. However, significantly higher fines are required in other countries than in the Federal Republic of Germany; and there must also carry the warning vest with reflective material when there is an accident or a breakdown.

This will punish drivers in Portugal with fines between 60 and 600 Euros if they are caught without warning vest. In Italy, violations are punishable with at least € 35; In Spain it costs about 90 Euros.
  


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2016年10月25日

Many safety vests are unreliable

AUTO BILD has taken 13 safety vests under the microscope. Result: Only seven West could convince four do not meet the German standard.

A UF many vests motorists can not in an emergency exit, That is the conclusion of a product test that has carried out AUTO BILD together with the Institute for Occupational Safety of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA) in St. NRW. In the test, 13 vests were tested, ten for adults, three for children. The result: Four of the tested safety vests did not meet the German standards and were given the assessment 'poor': The vests of Aral the reflective strips did not throw back enough light, and in HEPP vest the surfaces of the reflective material were too small.

The vests of Kalff and ATU were due to very scarce values in reflection or luminance of the colored areas of CARIMAGE "sufficient" with. Recommended are only seven vests, especially the Bauhaus, the "very good" was the only the predicate. "Good" with the West from ADAC, Obi, from Leina-aid kit and of Shell and the children west from ADAC and Max Bahr. Your colored areas are large and light very strongly. The reflective strips are properly seated on the vest and throw back a lot of light. In this West you will on both day and night good. Seen

So AUTO BILD has tested: The surface of background and reflective stripes and the spacing of the strips were measured with millimeter accuracy. For determining the reflectivity of the IFA technicians cut parts of the strip from, glued them on a so-called goniometer and irradiated the surface evenly with light strength ten lux - the value of a streetlight at night. They measured how much light was thrown back.
  


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2016年10月24日

Safety clothes protect firefighters safer

A busy year and more security of fire service providers accounted firefighters at its 148th annual meeting in shed. The community it was important to have all fire departments in the same state of the art, said Mayor Angelika ride-Frank. "We do not want two-tier society."

Chairman Christian dressed in reflective clothes reported on currently 502 members in the fire brigade and a wealth of activities in the past year. Even sporty had been "a complete success" is the year, 2015. So took four seasons (12 participants) at Regensburg spindle drive part DEC. On September 20, the fire department took the fourth time ashore circuit with two teams (20 participants) in part.

Together with the Catholic, the Women's Federation and the marching band invited firefighters in July. With a children's program, firefighter technical demonstrations and culinary delights the population was spoiled. With the proceeds of this festival a Tipi was purchased for the nursery and a donation for primary schools is made, who want to realize a green classroom. The Spring Break Party in April was a great success. The Spring Break Party 2016 will be held on 23 April.

A festival committee formed
A festival committee was already planned for the 2018 formed, Schweiger said. He invited already to the traditional boiler eating meat on property. From 11 am delicacies are offered from the wood-fired boiler. In addition, this year there's a goulash soup.
Finally could Schweiger thank still some members for their long and dedicated membership in the association and recognized this with the badge of honor of the association.

Seven people injured and three dead
Commander John Beck reported from 62 appearances in 2015. The spectrum is ranging far: Boot inserts on the Danube and the surrounding ponds, turntable ladder operations in fires, and assistance in the south-eastern district, forest and embankment fires and more serious accidents on the surrounding streets were among them. "Our 49 active firefighter’s service providers had to serve seven injured people in these applications in the past year, further we could three people unfortunately only involve dead."

The previous - standardized in Bavaria - protective clothing with reflective material was partly already 16 years. In order to offer the athletes the best possible protection, the uniformly held in dark blue clothes will now be replaced by the sand-colored jackets and trousers. The synthetic fiber "PBI" as compared to the old Nomex fabric has a significantly higher tear strength and increased insulation in fire fighting on, Beck reported. The new protective clothing consisted only of two layers: Under the PBI fabric laid a GORE-TEX Airlock membrane, which is fixedly connected to a carrier.
Significantly better comfort

A lining is omitted. The advantage lies in the very low weight, which significantly improves comfort compared to the predecessor model. The bright clothing with reflective strips is better perceived by road users and for the fire fighters were contamination with hazardous substances more visible. "And in the summer the dress is certainly more tolerable to wear than the old heavy coat firefighters."

Treasurer Max confirmed a healthy financial situation of the military, although a total of around 15,000 Euros were taken from the club treasury through tax payments and the involvement of the association in the expansion of the multi-purpose vehicle.
  


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2016年10月21日

Reflective stripe on corporate fashion

Recently, provides the Central Association of the German Roofing Trade (ZVDH) its 7,000 member companies, the new work wear "Roofing Xpert" made with reflective tape. Dahinter is a scratch developed clothing concept, which was developed in close collaboration with the RG GmbH and the work wear specialists.

"The new collection should meet the special requirements of the roofing trade and at the same time be a dress with reflective material that can quite proudly wears in leisure," explains Roland, Managing Director of RG OSH from Au am Rhein, the more than 20 years partner of ZVDH is in terms of work wear. The ZVDH places great emphasis on a modern, sporty look. For the conversion to United took the work wear manufacturer into the boat.

Inspired by contemporary biker, look originated with Roofing Xpert an independent collection which reflects the lifestyle of a dynamic, open-minded people. The acts for the first time as a design element is embroidered in stylized form on the jacket and trousers and stresses in combination with reflective strips in the shoulders and knees the striking look of otherwise held in traditional black Roofers clothing.
  


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2016年10月19日

The lamps and reflective material

The Highway Code is enshrined exactly what this country belongs to the bicycle:

1. A white spotlight plus Reflector
2. A red rear light plus reflector and a small reflector on mudguard
3. Spoke reflectors or reflective tape (allowed also elongated spokes clips) to the tire
4. Reflectors on the sides of the pedals

This lighting requirement - so authorities German it may sound - is, according to René, the spokesman of the General German Bicycle Club (ADFC), quite reasonable. Because thereby a uniform silhouette is defined, could in any lawful light equipment immediately recognize when approaching a cyclist in the dark.

Too arbitrary illumination provides contrast for irritation: "If a driver as an electric rider therefore" said Rene, "is participating in road transport to the problem."

Safety vests are no efficient protection
Generally it is advisable to wear high visibility clothing in the dark - either because it is equipped with reflectors or simply light. From the total number fashionable vests he counters not much: Because the headlights is directed to the road construction site clothing bring often less than hoped for by cyclists. The most effective is a reflective strip on the trouser leg - because the characteristic pedaling clearly doing that we are dealing with a cyclist.

Basically, however, the ADFC spokesman sees the responsibility for the other road users: "The stronger must take on the weaker consideration." Too much effort to be seen by motorists is better if he refuses. The question loud but: "Can you expect people to dress up on the wheel?"
  


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2016年10月17日

Funny reflective socks that ensure your safety

The endearing character Pippi Longstocking television and its colorful clothes give its name to the new line of technical socks Tucano. The Tucano Pippi gives a breath of fresh air to the monotony of colors of the city and also increases our active safety thanks to its Reflective tape.

Available in both a colorful look for the most daring and a gray sober for those who do not like to stand out, socks Tucano Pippi have been designed for use both bicycle and motorcycle thanks to the large number of solutions are provided.

To start highlight reflective band 3M wire specifically designed for maximum visibility when light conditions are not favorable. In addition, incorporate a reinforced instep area for greater protection in the area of change.

The sock Tucano Pippi has been made with thermal yarn Thermolite which, thanks to the embedded fibers, provides greater heat without additional input weight while improving perspiration sweat.

These sock are, as you can see in the photographs, high boots and are available as mentioned in various designs different: stripes, gray and black striped and smooth gray and orange. All of them are made by reflective material. The sizes range from 35 to 46 and the price is 14.90 Euros including VAT.
  


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2016年10月14日

Reflective vest

Young, riding a motorcycle without safety vest, died instantly when a Comport lunges. The driver, in his 20s, was alone and was referred to the hospital without injury. It would direct a court official familiar.

Two women motorcyclists died instantly, horribly mutilated, as a result of a violent collision with a compact vehicle, which occurred yesterday morning at the level of access to CORFONE, on urban crossing National Route 40 and about two kilometers from the city center.

While official information on the victims was not provided, it transpired that would be Karina and Tatiana, two young neighbors in the area so far as volunteer soldiers in the military garrison of San Martin de los Andes.
It should be remembered that both in this city and in neighboring San Martin Army units there.
So far no information on the identity of the driver, wrapped in the police and prosecution summary was obtained, but it was learned that a young man of about 20, who was referred to the local hospital.

The man, who would be the immediate family of a judicial officer, was conscious but in a state of strong emotional impact. He was at the disposal of justice. The fatal collision occurred at 6 am on the kilometer 2248 of National Route 40, at the height of access to nursery CORFONE.
It was learned that investigators have witnesses, who at that time also traveling on the route and nearby. Terrible was the scene that police wearing reflective clothing, firefighters and hospital professional rescuers found.

A young motorcyclist was decapitated and lost his legs in the shot below the motor, while his partner also suffered mutilations that produced instant death.
The bodies were found between 20 and 50 meters from the point of initial impact.
Apparently the Ford 316 patent ODA circulated from San Martin de los Andes to Junín de los Andes, when for reasons that are investigated collided on the other hand against a small displacement motorcycle in which both women moved.

The biggest shot was stopped by falling into a ditch and the driver managed to get out on their own.
Police requested the intervention of an expert, who arrived from Zapala.
Both women wore regulation helmet, and that was as a companion also wore reflective vest.
  


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