A rider without safety vest killed in Navarre

A 45-year-old cyclist without safety vest has been killed on Sunday after being hit in Estella, Navarra, by an 81-year-old driver who has been a drug and alcohol abuser and has been charged with a felony murder charge.

The cyclist has been identified as D.H.H., a neighbor of the nearby town, who has died by hitting his head with the curb despite wearing a helmet and reflective vest, according to the Feral Police. The driver of the vehicle has had the corresponding alcohol and drug tests, which have been denied in both cases, after which he has been charged with a crime of serious recklessness.

The attack has taken place at the roundabout that links the streets of San Francisco Javier, La Merida and Arietta, near the Municipal Sports Hall of Estella, according to the police, which indicates that the accident occurred when the car was accessed at the roundabout while the cyclist circulated by it, and not to notice its presence without any reflective sign.


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Such are the cowboys who lead cyclists

If something is synonymous Levi's is the word innovation. He did it in 1853, when he was born in San Francisco by Levi Strauss, who moved to the city to sell safety clothes and boots in small shops of the American West that were resistant to the long working days of its inhabitants. He then left the cotton and created the first jeans; - very different from the ones we have today. More than 150 years later, it continues to research and adapt to the needs of man. And now, that man is back cycling in the city.

Levi's Commuter Collection is the best of the North American brand designed for cyclists, renewing this season with much more innovative and functional garments. With the combination of strong, elastic and water repellent reflective fabrics, Levi's achieves a perfect balance between design and practicality. The same as those who want to go to work on two wheels. An active lifestyle that many see limited, precisely, because they do not feel comfortable on the bike or when they get to the office in leggings.

Designed by the cyclists themselves, the fabrics that have been used in all garments are, in addition to elastic, water repellent and insulate the body from moisture. That yes, without losing that characteristic so implied in the DNA of the mark: its resistance.

Its flagship product is undoubtedly its Commuter 541 Athletic Fit Short, anti-staining shorts that is reinforced with some details specifically created for cyclists: a high back waistband to increase back protection, a reflective band (Levi's Red Tab) and a U-pad pocket at the waist. There are fewer and fewer excuses for cycling around the city. Levi's wants to eliminate them all.


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The driver without safety vest faces up to 30 years in jail

The driver of a vehicle without safety vest that hit a group of cyclists this Sunday was turned over to the authorities in the afternoon. The Office of the Prosecutor confirms that the subject is detained and awaiting the delivery of the police report currently produced by the OIJ.

After the analysis of that will be taken the statement to the subject and the application for precautionary measures will be assessed. The 32-year-old man without wearing reflective vest is faces up to 30 years in prison for three wrongful manslaughter and one felony manslaughter offense.

In a possible trial the principal suspect could receive an aggravated penalty for fleeing from the place of the event and if it is verified that the crime committed while it made a mince or had consumed liquor.

At this point the authorities have a major challenge since the subject was tested for hours after the events, so the trace of liquor could disappear. But the one thing is sure that he doesn’t wear any warming vest to keep safety.

Rodrigo Araya, a criminal lawyer, points out that in spite of what happen the subject could not go to prison since there is a possibility of conciliation between the affected parties. This will depend on the decision taken by the relatives of the victims and the woman who was injured and who recovers in the hospital.

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Reflective tape for transport

In the market coexist different products that help to avoid accidents, among them we find helmets, safety vest, gloves, special suits, among others. But there is something very simple that for several decades has helped to avoid various types of accidents, especially those of transit. It is an invention that shows simple, corresponds to a strip of adhesive paper; however it is not any paper: It is a Reflective Tape.

These reflective tapes are used so that the objects are visible before the lights of the automobiles or by any other source of light, reason why its use is quite ample. In this case, we will give you some ideas of places where you could use them:

The operation of these takes advantage of a property of light that is called reflection. Light rays strike the tape and then reflect perpendicularly. Many of them occupy a technology based on micro prisms that offer greater performance, as well as others made based on microspheres. Both comply with international standards and standards related to High Visibility.

Its use has significantly helped to reduce traffic accidents, to the point that the authorities have promoted the use of these by means of articles that require their use (in traffic laws). In Chile, trucks over 7 tons must use red and white reflective ribbons, as specified in Law 18,290 of the Ministry of Transportation. But they are not the only ones; the school vans also must do it according to Exempt Resolution 569 of the March 14, 2005 of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications.

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Tail lighting for horses

Four-wire led lights clamped in the tail of a horse make sure that animal and rider on the public road are good.

Horseback riders are not visible in the dark despite the use of, for example, a reflective vest or reflectors. In the Netherlands in the dark, lighting on the public road is obligatory, but the small bicycle lights do not prove to be sufficient in practice.

According to the American company Tail Lights, thousands of horses and their drivers get injured or died annually as a result of a collision with a vehicle. That was also a friend of Sami Gross, founder of Tail Light, on which she developed better lighting for the horse to keep the road safety for they all.

Remote control
The Tail Lights lighting system is simple but effective. The backlight of the horse consists of four strings of led lights, which are clamped like a kind of braid in the tail of the horse.
With a remote control, the rider can turn the lights on and off, set the intensity and change color. At the front is the led light with a clip attached to the horse's chest. This is diffuse light which, according to Tail Lights, does not have a negative effect on the horse's sight.

Tail Lights have a striking effect and increase the visibility of the horse in the dark. Just like the runners wear a reflective tape at night. Because the string of led illuminates the complete tail and back of the horse, other road users can more easily see a horse on the road.

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The soft winter gear with reflective fabric

I admit without torture that I really enjoyed this winter gear with reflective material. Not only because it reflects certain specificity of male anatomy but also because of the fact was that somebody thinking about the construction of these elastics. It is known. You will also appreciate the comfort and convenience on your winter cross-country skiing trails.

At first glance, the black jogging leggings, which are on the shelves of specialized stores on dozens? But no, wait! Yet your eye subconsciously records something that varies greatly. What is it? Oh, some other special cut at the top. Take them in your hand and examine them closely. And the detail in detail begins to tell you that with these elastics somebody really did work.

The entire passport is designed extremely untraditionally. The resilient he did not occur in a standard way, simply by folding the base fabric and doubling it into a tunnel through which a rubber or a flexible cord passes. In Shields, the upper edge is a seamless soft tape with a continuous tie cord. The entire front waistline has another sewn belt to make the trousers fit better and even more comfortable. And now the most important thing - where the others are in the middle of a seam, which sooner or later becomes the friction and dirt of the runner-up enemy, the company put an anatomically shaped panel protecting the family treasures, the manly pride of every runner.

Comfort and reflection is never enough
The waist of comfort is far from ending. The comfort zone runs along the length of your legs. The entire front part below the knees is a sofa with a fine micro fleece. At the back, the micro fleet fabric cleverly clears in the kneecap, so that the sweat from the snout can be better ventilated. The rest forms elastic stretch fabric in all directions. The knees are anatomically shaped on the outer fabric. Pants are at the bottom of the last 20 centimeters open with zipper. Zippers have a "garage" shaped at the upper ends. The leg pocket has a half-inch silicone lining on the inside to prevent the legs from rolling out.

The trousers are pleased to find that they are sophisticated in fine detail. Rugged harness holders for YKK quality zippers for easier handling with sweaty hands or finger gloves, high quality reflective features (zipped leggings, left thigh logo, shawl chest pains), pocket on the right side with a waterproof lining It does not get a sweat), a sophisticated cut in the knees from the front and back, a flat, gently springing cord in the waist area with a separate stitched outlet for each end of it ... With every detail your enthusiasm will grow. This makes it more difficult to see that the edges of the front center panel have seams extending into the space, not flat. A distinct and unnecessary discomfort would otherwise be - perfect work.

The pants as a whole will protect you from the wind and also have a water-repellent finish (accept the panel on the buttocks and back thighs). In general, runners enjoy unlimited movement, and at the distance of, say, half marathon, the upcoming seam does not cause any major problems. (If you get angry after a long time, it will be in places other than normal elastics.) Reflective elements will improve visibility and safety, but I would certainly recommend not relying on pants only. Especially in winter, visibility is never enough! (And let's not forget the fact that, according to the approved amendment to the law, we even have the obligation to wear sufficient reflective elements in the case of reduced visibility outside the municipality.)

The pants were comfortable even in the long runs, keeping enough heat on the body, while draining moisture. The fabrication of fabrics and the location of windproof panels are also well thought out. Most of the runners are protected from the wind from the front to the knees, at least in the area of the buttocks and back of the thighs. Overall, this is a very good and sophisticated piece at a fairly reasonable price.

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Voluntary firefighters can be seen with reflective tape

There are More than two hundred men in heavy fire manures and one single woman among them all wears safety clothing. It looked like the night from Monday to Tuesday and the next day at the Skeins. It was there, in the area of several hundreds of meters, that the eighteen fire brigades strengthened the natural dam.

It was threatening that, at the highest flows, the river Morava could be overcome in this critical section. "When we were just over the morning, we all had to pull our legs one by one," remembers Runny, 38-year-old volunteer firefighter from Durban.

On Monday, at about six o'clock in the evening, a report from the operational fire brigade, she and her husband were already ready to leave.
On the dike, she got a raincoat and rubber boots. Her task was clear - all night, along with fifteen other firefighters, stretching the geo textile firing on the dam, which was to be held on both sides by the stops, so that she would not miss the natural dam.

"It was tedious and infinite, only reflective tapes on my minus colleagues were visible in the dark," remembers the firefighter for the time when an electricity generating unit ceased to work overnight.
Casting up to twenty pounds of heavy sacks of sand along the Skeins dam made it more difficult for rain and cold weather. "The guys who wore sacks of sand all night on their shoulders fell with fatigue on the slippery surface of the mud dam," Rudolph described.

People are going to be in trouble
Even though it has been interfering with the floods in the past years, so much action has taken place on Monday for the first time. "It is strange how people can help in such crisis situations, even if they are sometimes ill-treated, misfortune is always able to bring them together," says a woman who has reached the bottom of the power when building the dyke.

She did not fail to add that it was a team work, and that admiration was not the only voluntary firefighter in action, but all those who wear safety vest and worked long and long hours on the dam to prevent the water element from causing even more damage.
When it began to dawn, nine hundred exhausted firemen were replaced by about a hundred fresh ones. "I was only sleeping until eleven, and then I had to get up and go to the lunch fast," she laughed at the volunteer firefighter.

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Cyclists in safety vest did not miss the alcohol check

Three-day police action culminated on Wednesday evening. It was also focused on the status of bicycles and their safety equipment. A traffic safety action took place from Monday to Wednesday as part of a precautionary measure. This time it was focused on cyclists.

It was primarily about ensuring the safety and smoothness of road traffic. Reduce the persistent disrespect and the number of cyclist traffic accidents in the Pilsner region. "On Monday, cyclists were stopped by policemen” said Hanna Kraft, who wears a reflective vest, a spokeswoman for the police and on Wednesday between 12am and 6pm at selected locations in the district town of Hadaka or Rudnick.

Traffic and police officers were present, and cyclist's spokespersons received attention in the form of a reflective ribbon or reflector on the carbine.


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The missing reflection elements are subject to a fine

Changes on the road: pedestrian reflective elements and introduction of cycling zones. On Saturday 20 February, an amendment to the Road Traffic Act will enter into force. Police say the eye narrows down

Last year, police officers in the Moravian-Silesian Region dealt with 15 cases of killed pedestrians, of who 11 lost their lives in reduced visibility. This week there were seven victims in the region, including five pedestrians. Four of them died as a result of reduced visibility, whether outside or in the community.

It is not only thanks to these and similar statistics that the amendment to the Road Traffic Act has entered into force since Saturday.
It is obviously the most debatable change in pedestrian duty to have visually placed accessories from retro reflective material.
This obligation will be given to pedestrians in three cases: if they are in reduced visibility outside the village, in a place that is not illuminated by public lighting, or if they are moving along the edge or the edge of the road.

The torch is not enough
"Among the retro reflective elements, for example, today are so many popular tapes or various pendants and stickers, which are now available virtually everywhere, and we will give them as part of the preventive actions," Jury, head of the traffic police department, told the Moravian-Silesian police. Flashlights, lighted mobile and other substitutes are not sufficient by law.

If pedestrians do not have the visibility to improve the elements, they are liable to a fine of up to two thousand crowns. Police say the eye narrows down.
"We will not be fined unconditionally, we can deal with the situation first. Our priority is to warn pedestrians in particular to observe this duty, "noted Jixi, according to which the accidental participation in an accident will be assessed individually.

News for cyclists
One of the novelties that will come into force on Saturday is also the introduction of cycling zones to complement already existing pedestrian and residential areas. They will be deployed on a continuous basis even in cities, but any locations are not yet selected.
"Cyclists in this zone, which will be marked at the beginning and end of the road mark, may move in their entire width. The additional table may allow some of the vehicles to enter the bicycle zone, where the maximum permitted speed will be 30 km / h and the parking space will be possible only in the car parks, "Jury Ely informed of the upcoming novel. And they are all need to equip a safety vest.

Watch out for snow and ice
As a result of the amendment, cyclists will no longer be able to overtake the right column of vehicles, as long as there is a car turning to the right, which will tell the direction of the change of direction in a "blinker." On the contrary, cyclists will be better protected on road crossings designed for them.
The law has added two much-discussed changes for the driver. "From Saturday, they cannot drive a vehicle with dirt, frost or snow that prevents viewing on either side, or a vehicle on which it is alone or on ice," said the head of the traffic police department.

Other important changes
The amendment to the law comes with a number of other changes, the most important of which are the following. The ban on stopping and stalling does not apply to drivers of safety and rescue services. Stopping vehicles may also be organized by organizers of sporting, cultural and similar events, which are listed in a special permit, which must be demonstrated.

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How to be seen in town

Although at first glance it may seem that all cycling helmets are more or less safe, it ultimately depends on the particular user - more precisely his head. A prerequisite for a safe helmet is the fact that it has to sit down for the user. The helmet only sits when it still holds on the head even when the lock is open.

Take your time shopping, go with the helmet for the store, and see if anything goes wrong or stifles anywhere. Pay attention to how easy it is to set the helmet, whether it is wearing a reflective print or it comes with an insect screen. Although these details are seemingly irrelevant, everyday use of the helmet makes it easy to handle one of the most important features.

The helmet, of course, is not eternal. The reflective material ages and becomes less durable in time. The rate of aging is proportional to the method and frequency of use of the helmet. A passionate cyclist, who drives a ride, should change his helmet no later than five years. Replacement is also required if the helmet has undergone a load test - that is, after a crash that has protected the cyclist's head. It is not recommended to purchase a used helmet from a bazaar where it is impossible to find out its history. For proper use of the helmet, you should read the instructions for use: helmets without clear instructions do not give confidence and the customer should avoid them.

How to be seen
Safety reflectors are also important for road safety. "If a driver sees a cyclist at a greater distance, he can react, but when the cyclist flashes in the dark before the car is illuminated, the driver cannot prevent the collision," said Karat. Stylish, colorful, or even retro reflective clothing is a suitable addition to bicycle equipment. Reflective ribbons or reflective skirts for cyclists appear more and more often in preventive programs in a number of cities and towns.

Bicycle equipment includes a front white and rear red reflector. On the pedals and wheel spokes, the reflectors must be orange. Under reduced visibility, the bicycle must be equipped with a floodlight with a bright white light in front and a red backlight. "It is also important to have functional brakes," concluded Karat. However, the technical state of the bicycle remains the basis for the prevention.

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