If a road is missing the sidewalk on which side of the pedestrian must wear safety vest and walk to comply with the rules? If the road was without a walk according to the rules of the road the pedestrian which side has to walk in order to demand compensation for damages in case the car would invest?
On the way not only the cars must comply with the rules but also pedestrians and when the sidewalk is missing, especially if the road is two-way traffic, pedestrians must respect the rules of conduct to prevent contributory negligence in the case of investment.
Missing the sidewalk on which side of the pedestrian walking?
The pedestrian must walk on the left side of the roadway or that contrary to the movement of the car in case of two-way street. If the road, however, is one way pedestrians will have to proceed along the right shore. In any case, the rule is that, if it is the time between sunset and sunrise, the reflective jacket must be worn.
To clarify responsibility for any investment of a pedestrian on the sidewalk no way is the Court of Turin with a judgment which states that if the pedestrian walking in the same direction that the car's traveling invests no reflective clothing is not entitled to compensation damage. In this case, the driver cannot be held responsible investment because the pedestrian, not respecting the rules, contributed to the accident fault.
We already knew the body protector, but for those who want even more security there is now also the airbag pack for riders. Several companies sell the suit, which is also for rent.
The new safety vest inflates in a fraction of a second when someone falls off the horse. The first air jackets - like the suit is officially known - are now sold and leased stables. Many professional riders in cross-country are ride even with the suit. The idea is blown over from motorsport. "But those outfits were too bulky and heavy for the equestrian. You have as a rider remained agile, "says Delco Brewer Point Two Benelux, the company that imports and sells the suits.
The airbag suit with reflective material for horse lovers is much lighter (900 grams) and opens itself within 0.2 seconds if the rider falls off the horse. The suit is a string attached to the saddle. Therefore, the airbags inflate before the rider hits the ground. It protects the neck, the chest and the back. The head should a rider still wear a cap.
Brower has already saved lives with. This animal weighs hundreds of kilograms. Without air reflective jacket he had not survived. Brower said to be supported by the KNHS. Several stables rent the suit already. Many people are excited about the suit. The airbag pack is expensive: about 500 Euros.
Of course, safe work begins and ends with the forklift. What measures we take, even with the safest truck in the safest warehouse continues to make it possible accidents. Nevertheless, technical aids can indeed contribute to increasing safety. In this section we put five tools for you below. Part two will follow another five.
A pedestrian involved in four out of ten truck accidents. The problem is that often leaves much to be desired visibility of pedestrians. That is certainly true of men in gray suits who are another unknown in the warehouse. A simple and inexpensive measure is attracting a fluorescent safety vest, so pedestrians are often visible from a great distance. For fixed warehouse employees is workwear in bright signal colors, may be provided with reflective strips, a good alternative.
Look in the mirror
Fluorescent vests help obviously not as pedestrian conceals packed pallet racks or other obstacles. In that case on unclear points is a godsend. With it is possible from every direction of travel and the left or right at any distance in order to look at the corner of a rack. Also help here fluorescent vests and signal colors to quickly identify approaching pedestrians in the small mirror.
Warn with light signals
Reversing visibility remains a problem. A forklift driver looking over his right shoulder will see pedestrians and other traffic from the left rather well arrive. This is different to traffic from the right derived from the viewpoint of the driver from a 'blind spot'. Therefore let trucks beep when they are put in the 'backward'. A popular alternative is an LED lamp on the cage - with names like blue spot or floor spot - during reversing a typically blue light projected on the floor. Pedestrians who cannot see the truck itself even be warned by the usually fast approaching next light spot.
Watching with cameras
Another problem remains the view from a great height. Who with a truck has ever put away a pallet at eleven meters, knows the problem. Try this situation from the driver's seat once again to estimate the height. If it is not possible to accurately position the forks, it is likely that the pallet falls down. A camera on the fork combined with a monitor in the cab offers the driver a view that he needs to pick or put away pallets at height.
Cargo can fall as drivers in reflective vest try to place a pallet at locations that are not big enough. Think for example of which pair of locations on the upper girders of pallet racks which are less high because of pipes, roof trusses or ventilation grilles than surrounding locations. In warehouses in which drivers are controlled by a warehouse management system, it is possible to block these locations with the software. That means that no driver ever is instructed to place a pallet. If it is going too far, the WMS can be tuned such that upon impact of activity is taken into account, the height of the pallet and of the storage.
On roads in Susa died in road accidents since the beginning of this year, 88 people. A shockingly high figure is that places Susa on an unwanted first place among the counties where most people died in accidents without wearing safety vest. Unfortunately, it is not the first year that Susa County who dies most people in accidents and attracts particular attention is the next county the number of deaths is Pahoa, with 64 fatalities since the beginning of. A big difference, therefore, between Susa and Next County in the ranking Negros. Susa refers to the period 1 January to 26 October, and a deeper analysis shows the causes of this situation should mean an important warning for all those who are participating in traffic Susa.
Very many deaths among pedestrians, bikers and motorists
Chief Commissioner Susa empowered to order Traffic Police Service Susa, conducted with colleagues a detailed analysis which included every fatal accident occurred in the first nine months of 2016.
In nine months there were 73 fatal accidents, resulting in 77 deaths.
The first cause of fatal accidents was excessive or inappropriate speed in curves by drivers 20 accidents with 22 deaths. Immediately, the second wine pedestrian accidents due to indiscipline. In the first nine months there have been 18 fatal accidents caused by pedestrians. Other 16 people who died in accidents were traveling on bicycle or on mopeds and motorcycles. It is noted therefore extremely high number of deaths among pedestrians or those that traveled with bookbinding.
The elderly and children are the majority of victims
Saran analyzed and profile victims of accidents of this kind: "The pedestrian deaths, for example, 14 of the 18 were about 60 times more than the old, and the rest were children. Many victims of this age are among those who traveled with two-wheel vehicles. Unfortunately, we realize more and more that there are many Susa dealing superficially driving on a road and aware of dangers they face when crossing the street in a hurry or moving night on a roadside with no any reflective material" said Chief Commissioner Saran.
Accident between two cars is not so common
Traffic police analysis shows that 74% of fatal accidents occurred in rural areas. Young people under 25 and people over 60 represent two thirds of the victims in the accident. Another interesting analysis shows that of 219 serious accidents occurred in the first nine months of this year in Susa, 142 involved a single vehicle, and only 73 cases were accidents with two vehicles involved. This proves that Susa accidents between at least two vehicles are not the majority. More significant are accidents with pedestrians, two-wheeled vehicles or cars that stand decoration and hit bridges or trees. All these are features of Susa, which are not found in counties with more developed road network and where accidents are fewer but often more serious.
Many kilometers of road in relation to the number of policemen
The high number of deaths in accidents is due to an extent by the fact that Susa has the largest network of national roads. In total, the county is around 3,000 kilometers of roads from highways and municipal streets and roads to the cities and municipalities. Very large road network is not as physically be covered by road police. In the days that were held control actions with many police in some cases and made effective in other counties, the results were seen. Besides that they were given hundreds of fines for serious infringements in those days there were no accidents with serious consequences. The problem is that such large-scale raids cannot be held too frequently because of staff shortages.
Lack of education and education in general road
Saran Chief Commissioner stressed that trafficking in Susa seen almost daily samples cruel lack of traffic education and education in general. People who take their cattle home on the road, people barely holding on standing due to alcohol but traveling on bicycles, pedestrians without wearing reflective vest crossing the street without looking if a car comes near or crossing pedestrian crossings.
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The policemen on Monday light the driver when preventive action. They also targeted visibility passengers in the event of an accident. Passengers as they received reflective vest. The event was held in cooperation with the Czech Insurers' Bureau and SCUBA.
Policemen on duty stations controlled by drivers of motor vehicles, comply with all legal provisions relating to road traffic - use of seatbelts, compliance with the ban on consumption of alcohol and other addictive substances before and during the journey. "They checked and mandatory equipment, which cannot be missed reflective vest," added police spokeswoman Lena.
BESIP regional coordinator for the Liberec Region is reminding drivers to duty vehicle reflective vest. Risk of injury affects all in the vehicle, therefore the passenger unless label reflectors. "They also may be visible to road users in the event of an emergency standstill and when moving around parked vehicles," Dorval appeals.
During the event, police officers checked more than three dozen vehicles. Similar preventive actions, where passengers will receive a reflective fabric vest, police spokeswoman in the Liberec Region will hold a few more.
The fine for incomplete or incorrect mandatory equipment may climb to two thousand crowns. Be careful especially on the contents of the medicine cabinet, which must conform to legal standards and must not be expired!
Mandatory equipment Cars:
- Replacement bulbs (one of each type of bulb exterior lighting and signaling, with the exception of lamps).
- Spare fuses
- Key wheel nut
- Hand jacks (jack)
- Spare wheel (except vehicles equipped with a tire defect indicator with emergency emotion)
- Warning triangle
- Reflective safety vest
- First aid kit
Not so long ago, the motoring public outraged obligation to change the content of these chests, even if it has not been used in any part of them.
In doing so, experts said that some medical reflective materials have a much longer life than what is declared on the roster. Most drivers take at least this provision as a waste.
This week, some news sites Rosslea white series drivers with information about the need to change the mandatory reflective vests for new ones, according to new EU regulations. Then it but responded Transport Minister Dan stream with a simple statement: Drivers may not change reflective vests equipped vehicles.
"The protective properties of the vest that matched an earlier European standard EN 471, are sufficient in terms of safety and meet the technical requirements. I'd like to reassure motorists clearly that they do not throw your jacket that you made earlier and not have to buy new ones, "said Dan.
The requirement of implementing the new standard EN ISO 20471, according to the office applies only to manufacturers, who market the new safety vest. Older vests that have the desired properties, it is not necessary to replace new.
"We're the new ones do not even have, but we do not sell anything that does not pay," said a saleswoman at a gas station under the new bridge, where the editors newspaper tried to buy a new vest.
People in buying a new reflective vest in any case must now check the label, and complies with the European standard. Old standard EN 471 is no longer valid.
Warning vest, designed as mandatory equipment for motor vehicles according to current regulations, is that which is marked by EN ISO 20471: 2013 and AS INDICATED four-digit identification number of the notified body that it has tested.
According to available information, the "old" vest according to EN 471 should be resold for cyclists and pedestrians, but the product must be removed the name 'warning vest "and an indication that it is a high-visibility clothing. While vest according to the old standard cost around thirty crowns vest according to the new decree will come to around sixty crowns.
The new decree brings many surprises and controversies, such as the recent controversy around the right of way at roundabouts. Warning vests may not be the last.
To find out what this safety vest is made, surely he can accomplish on the exclamation: What?! Well yes, it is indeed a goose feather! And that's not the only gadgets that you find this piece for connoisseur’s surprise. "Flash" in the name implies that you run not only as a flash, but will also shine so. Exactly this waistcoat will this year bring Jesus if you were nice the whole year, you're helping travelers and exalted above anybody.
The vest has on the chest and the upper two-thirds of the back classic tunnels filled with insulating material. Here, however, they are not so packed. Filling vest is designed that when a cold paddocks plays well, but at the same time not overheat. The manufacturer had to take into account the specificities of active movement at low temperatures. This corresponds with the processing of individual tunnels. Their departments do not have the classic stitched seams, but the seams welded latest technologies. These connections are wider in the middle, each with a laser-cut, regularly alternating smaller and larger ventilation openings. On the back permeate right through the reflective fabric vests, chest, however, in two layers, which follow one another like bricks - where it has a top layer of insulating material has a lower layer ventilation holes and vice versa. Although that ventilates the chest area, while you keep the wind does wind.
Above is topped with small collar vest, which may at first sight give reason to regret that he had no proper turtleneck collar. However, it is well recalculated - when the runner is hot, cold feeling will pass on his neck, and he can enjoy a pleasant touch of a small elastic collar, which avoids stiffness longer covered. Vista also has an elastic side panels so you do not have the slightest fear that when you run limit movement. Her back is extended, leaving you out of it even in a highly dynamic running back.
Vista is switched zip with two counter-rotating drivers, so you can unbutton from the bottom and only when, for example, in the mountains or hills you need to extend the step and you do not want your clothes summarized. I'm just the beginning always a little surprised that I'm the rider on the other side than I would have expected (and indeed it was the men's variant). But it's just a habit, so the manufacturer has fitted all zips for men's models. Please superstructure, which gives you a relative drought and spend some have lighter.
You will definitely appreciate a pair of zippered pockets. Each conceals little secret. One contains a sewn-in elastic armband and has sided zipper. So vest Wooden HOUSE enough to cram into this pocket, turn it on - and you have a lightweight, practical package of warm clothing for the journey. The second pocket can be found even small internal pocket for an MP3 player or perhaps a key to the house.
The upper two thirds vest front and back is printed huge amounts of reflective segments. If you something shining in the darkness, you will definitely see even from the international space station. It's just glitter like lightning. Having a different point also forms a very interesting design element that even under normal daylight interesting opalescent. The same theme uses Nike and other apparel for this year's winter collection. At the rear of the back is a large additional reflective stripe.
TIP: The vest is machine washable. Once you do so, put her (in addition to the appropriate device) is also a tennis ball. Feathers remain fluffy and will not stick to each other so much.
In vain I wonder what the best reflective vest is this really. Goose quill? I cannot decide on what the exact reason why a person in this warm girlfriend falls. But know that the cross-country with her you do not want to leave. Nor run away.
Kutenai policemen joined the action police headquarters, which is aimed at increasing visibility for motorists. Going to the place where Tributaries and the town are as part of preventive controls traffic on the road between the villages.
Reflective vests are intended for emergencies on the road. If the driver for the technical defect or when a traffic accident rises outside of the village on the road, must always wearing a reflective vest, which is bound to have a vehicle. A joint preventive action of the Police and the Czech Insurers’ Bureau not only aims to remind drivers that obligation, but also to draw attention to the safety of the entire crew vehicles and vehicles equipped with reflective safety vest passenger.
Reduced visibility when road users are clearly not recognize vehicles, people, animals or objects on the road from dusk to dawn, fog, snow or heavy rain is a moment when there are accidents often with tragic consequences for health and life.
Drivers and cyclists have a legal duty to shine. Pedestrians then its visibility can greatly increase the use of reflective or fluorescent clothing parts and accessories. While pedestrian dressed in dark clothing that is visible to the driver at only 18 meters road user reflective clothing is visible up to 200 meters. Room for maneuver to the driver in this case is considerably higher and the likelihood of a pedestrian impact is significantly reduced.
The measure will apply to individual and collective locomotion major and minor.
From January 1, it is mandatory carriage of reflective vests inside cars and major and minor public transportation. The legislation seeks to reduce the risk of collision with drivers for some reason must descend from their mobile on the road or in the streets of the city.
Gabriela, executive secretary of the National Committee for Traffic Safety, explained that the purpose of the initiative is that drivers for some emergency must be off the vehicles in high speed tracks, become visible from the rest of automobiles, since the down drivers become pedestrians.
The authority noted that "the main factor of the abuses in our country is the lack of visibility. By using a reflective element one becomes visible around 150 meters from a vehicle that comes to 100 kilometers per hour and can reach to make a maneuver to avoid a hit. "
Rosanne added that in 2014 in the region of O'Higgins were more than 5,000 accidents, of which 114 people were killed, where 43 of them died run over.
Coast executive secretary said that sanctions for not carrying a reflective safety vest inside a vehicle ranging from 8 thousand to 22 thousand pesos.
Finally, Rosanne said that the value of a reflective vest is around five thousand pesos, so it is "a fairly inexpensive insurance to avoid an outrage".
Rural received vests
The Federation of Rural Collective O'Higgins Region lived during the day yesterday the delivery of about 40 reflective vests for its members by the Sarema of Transport and Telecommunications and the Mutual Security.
As explained by the SEREMI portfolio, Francisco Lara, the initiative came from the guild, which seeks to deliver these elements that influence compliance with the regulations.
Ramiro Aguilera, president of the Fetor, said the federation is very concerned about the safety of their members due to accidents occurring, so that "we believe we should start spreading this minute the law so that our drivers have it very present".
The leader explained that the idea is that their drivers use the vest with reflective material once it starts to get dark, because in one way must exit the vehicle one or more times.
Are you cold feet? Nothing is better than a good overshoe to pedal on the coldest winter days. An excellent example is these Road-Gore Thermo Winds topper Gore Bike Wear, one of the leading experts in the sector in this type of reflective accessories for the rider.
This model provides not only high thermal protection thanks to its interior flocked reflective fabric, but also an almost impenetrable shield against wind and water. The renowned membrane Winds topper Gore is responsible for the latter, despite which also offers a high level of perspiration to prevent sweat from building up inside during physical activity.
This bootie Gore Bike Wear have open sole, which does not prevent them to hold and maintain in position properly, which contributes to an elastic band in the intermediate zone. The wear resistant material on top and sides of the sole also provides durability, something to be welcomed in such an area prone to friction.
Their placement is quick and easy thanks to the back zipper and the very opening of the sole. For adjustment also have Velcro on top of the ankle.
Although they are also available in black color, we have especially liked the Road-Gore Winds topper Thermo fluorine yellow as they provide high visibility on the road. The safety of these overshoes also contributes their reflective material elements, such as trim back zipper.
Although since 1 January all cars should have one, no fines will be studied. A day that the term product demand is met has doubled.
At 17 days the decree takes effect requiring motorists to carry in their vehicles a reflective vest, product demand has doubled in stores that sell.
Given this situation, and considering the proximity of dates on which a large number of people go on vacation, police said that during the first few weeks in which the rule is in effect not party shall be forwarded to those who do not carry.
"White March was put into effect by decree. So these cases are made, especially with regard to traffic and what it has to do with violations, "said the prefect Colonel Roads and Traffic, Enrique. From Carabineers they added that audits by this issue will have an educational.
After this period, the extension is not yet defined; the fine will range between 0.2 and 0.5 UTM, $ 8,991 and $ 22,477.
"There is greater demand right now, but this is a standard that came 2014 and which are campaigning to remind people that as of January 1 must wear the safety vest," stressed the official.
The decree, published in the Official Gazette on 6 September 2014 requires that every vehicle in your kit includes safety reflective vest, but the use of the equipment is only a recommendation, not mandatory, since for this to happen it would to change the Road Traffic Act. According to the National Traffic Safety Commission in the last decade they have killed more than six thousand people outrages product on streets and highways. "That is why this is a priority measure on traffic safety," said Cristiana Bowen, deputy transport.
From the Ministry of Transport they have detailed that the change was made by decree because that would take effect more expeditiously doing so through a legal change. However, they advanced during the debate that is carried forward in the Congress on draft amending the Traffic Act in August; it could include information on the mandatory use of the vest.
The price vest in trading ranges between $ 1,990 and $. 10,990. Easy from the store, one of the outlets, indicate that "in recent months has noticed increased interest in these reflective vests. In fact, in several products in the same category are oversubscribed by 50%. "
Sebastian commercial manager specializing in LEMENTS store traffic and safety, said that "we have been fed up with demand, people are worrying about it. It is important that users buy the vest that meets what the ministry calls and not risk buying something that does not work". Regarding the color of the vest, the decree says this should be yellow and made of fluorescent material. In addition, you must have horizontal bands of a width not less than 50 centimeters surrounding the torso.
About the price of the item, Alberto Escobar, manager of public affairs for Chile Automobile Club, said that should not exceed $ 5,000. "While the warning vest with reflective tape will be cheaper lower quality one with good quality and duration should not exceed that price," he said.
Practicing cycling in winter has its good things and it’s not so good things. It’s dangerous without warm and warning safety vest. Among the good ones, nothing like enjoying wonderful landscapes adorned by snow and ice or benefit from a greater caloric consumption to reduce the weight on the scale; Between the not so good ones, less hours of light and, obviously, the low temperatures. How to roll comfortably in winter?
Spink puts at the disposal of the cyclists two pieces of high quality designed to keep to the rigors of the winter. The collection consists of jacket and culottes made with the most advanced fabrics to provide the cyclist with a warm, waterproof, breathable, comfortable and very light insulation. As a practical summary, the line Spink Elite Plus has been developed to meet the needs of the most demanding cyclist and achieve maximum comfort in the most intense conditions of cold and wind.
The Spink Elite Plus reflective jacket ensures superior performance in the coldest months of the year, with a range of use between -5 ° C and 8 ° C. It is built with Prim aloft technology, which offers thermal insulation and high-temperature thermoregulation capabilities with ultra-light weight, as well as incorporating the advanced event membrane, able to protect from wind and rain with optimum performance in breathability and sweat evacuation.
Other interesting details on the jacket are its waterproof YKK zipper, two back pockets plus another YKK zipper, and high visibility reflective fabric inserts. The jacket is available in sizes S-3XL.
Spink Elite Plus pants are designed to achieve extra insulation on the toughest days of the year. Thanks to its membrane panels M2V in the front and lumbar area offers effective insulation against wind and water. It is constructed with ergo dry Warm ballistic fabrics with inner lining and flat seams, with an anatomical pattern of 10 pieces tight. Other details to highlight are its integrated straps and reinforced with grid inserts for better breathability, its elastic interface optimized for outputs up to 6 hours and its reflective material elements to promote the visibility of the cyclist. The culottes are available in sizes S-3XL.
The Dutch firm wide equipment its range with the new style reflective jacket touring Sand 3. It is designed to protect and ensure greater safety for motorists on their travels and motorcycle routes without renouncing their own style.
The new jacket Sand 3 forms the perfect balance between comfort, protection and design. It is made from polyester, rips-top, and PWR | 500D shell, a material with tremendous resistance to abrasion and tear, which favors durability of this jacket. It also incorporates a removable hydrate® triple-layer membrane, which ensures full waterproof jacket, for the days you need more ventilation can remove the liner.
The Sand 3 incorporates a removable thermal inner lining to protect the coldest days, allowing you to use the hottest months. To ensure better comfort features seamless panels under the arms to allow greater freedom of movement.
This new model is designed to fit everything possible to motorists, for this reason incorporates multiple adjustment options, including laces on the hips so that the jacket to taste tightens. It also has multiple pockets and wide, both indoors and outdoors. The jacket is prepared for that can be used with the Challenger and HV Connector safety vest.
Sand 3 has been designed without sacrificing security features, incorporating protections SEEFLEX level 2 compliant with EC approval level 2 , also has an opening on the back with a capacity to house a SEESOFT type RV trellises. In addition, to increase protection biker, this jacket is ready for use with the Least and MOVEO collars. And to increase the visibility has reflective material inserts.
The jacket Ravi’s! Sand 3 is available in three colors, black, silver and khaki, and in sizes ranging from S to XZL and its price is 449.99 Euros.
Just over a year ago, Gore introduced the One Gore-Tex Active, a cycling safety vest with a permanent waterproof outer layer thanks to a revolutionary fabric. Now comes the turn to One Lady Gore-Tex Shake dry, the female version of the most advanced waterproof jacket in the world.
The number 1 manufacturer of waterproof garments and fabrics launches the women's version of a jacket that can repel water permanently thanks to a revolutionary fabric: Gore-Tex Active. What is special about this reflective fabric? As it eliminates the classic three-layer construction (lining + membrane + outer layer) to give way to a fabric composed of inner lining plus outer impermeable membrane, offering the most complete and efficient protection against water ever seen in a waterproof garment.
The One Lady Gore-Tex Shake dry arrives in stores in two versions, Bike and Run, the first one dedicated to women cyclists and the second, with integrated hood, more focused on the practice of running. In both cases, the jacket features a feminine cut pattern with a modern matte black finish and matching reflective patterns.
In Toto Mountain Bike: One Lady Gore-Tex Shake dry, female version of the most advanced waterproof jacket with reflective tape in the world
In addition to the waterproofness and breathability, the One Lady Gore-Tex Shake dry also stands out for its lightness: 133 grams in the Bike model and 158 grams in the Run version.
The pupils of the first classes of Gruenberg School got reflective safety vest on Thursday. Policewoman Christine Neumann presented the more than 100 students from five classes their Awe-inspiring.
In keeping with the beginning of autumn were the youngest accept their safety vests. The bright yellow vest with hood is fitted from the front, rear and sides with reflectors.
To illustrate the students how important it is also to carry the vest and not to leave home, caring Kerstin, class teacher of 1e, the policewoman Christine Neumann for the handover of the West. Before handing they sharpened students the importance of safety vests.
"The West are in the dark winter months especially important," said the cop, "" often, students are seen late in winter with dark jackets of motorists.”Neumann has been involved in youth work of the police and is familiar with such cases. Especially the very young students would often overlooked by motorists, especially when they do is deceive dark clothing.
Then it would be at the Gruenberg School closing. "If possible, invite the children to the West now every morning on the way to school wear," predicts Kerstin. But even on day trips is to be used the high visibility vest. On their own initiative, the idea to buy safety vests for the first year was implemented.
The teacher took advantage of an offer from the ADAC. "Each year can be ordered Basic Schools ADAC safety vests for the new first-graders," said the teacher, "we have now used this offer."
The West got the school even free. This was made possible the existing since 2010 Project "Safety vests for school" of the Automobile Club. Since 2010 the Foundation supports "Gerber Engel" the action. With the high visibility vests to the safety of children in traffic greatly improved. While children are seen with normal clothes only from a distance of about 30 to 40 meters, they illuminate the motorist now already from a distance of about 100 meters towards.
To make safety vests for the students even more attractive, the ADAC has come up with two mascots for the reflective vest. Traffic Detectives Felix and Frieda, who can also be seen on the vest, are that motivate children to wear the vest.
Reflective clothing, prudence training: The instructor gives advice on compliance with which can save lives.
A Leverkusen motorcyclist (40) crashed heavily after an overtaking maneuver on Sunday evening. The man was traveling from Rosenthal towards Beechen, overhauled before a right turn two cars, but got due to high tempo not the curve and crashed into a ditch, reports the police. The man had been injured to the hospital. In Methane district a 26-round motorcyclists survived a fall not, a 55 year-old Haldane died after colliding with a car. Joachim Naas is driving instructors in Methane, motorcyclists and cochairman of Methane. It leads through safety training for motorcyclists.
What do you think are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents?
Joachim the drivers overestimate themselves. This is true for both young and old bikers. You are driving faster than allowed and appreciate situations incorrectly. I always tell learner drivers: rather than arrive perish. If you have no driving experience, should attend a safety training course. And who has long no longer moved, a few driving lessons should book to refresh the knowledge or also participate in safety training.
What should I consider when choosing a driving instructor?
Quite often I see that driver teachers their students after driving in car and train them by radio. These are then often also teachers who have no motorcycle driving experience itself. I drive myself regularly and accompany motorcycle learner always on my motorcycle. Then there is a special case: owners of licenses that have been acquired before 1 April 1980 received since the beginning of 2013 after a shortened practical examination the license to license A 2, with which they are allowed to drive a full 48-horsepower motorcycle, These too are again people who have once with little driving experience on the road.
What else can you think of?
At the training sessions all occur in safety vest. As soon as they have the license and are not driving instructors going, wear some shorts and t-shirts to the helmet. If I then meet, they say: It's so hot today and I go not far.
Are there causes of accidents, which are caused by the technology?
Yes, of course. It was not until 2016 ABS mandatory. From 2017 no more than 125 cubic centimeter motorcycle may be more without the anti-lock brake system re-registered. However, there must be retrofitted any machine. So there are many older machines without anti-lock brakes go. Since full braking can quickly lead to a fall. Then there are middle-aged drivers who are not driven more motorcycle for 20 years or longer and a heavy machine with a lot of horsepower to buy, they do not dominate. Or they create an old machine on, very well maintained, but with old tires. The invest 1000 Euros in safe clothing and five-figure sums in their machines, but such defects do not recognize them.
Motorcyclists are overlooked by motorists. Why is that?
Naas motorcyclists own fault partly: Their favorite color is black. Bright or reflective vest are considered uncoil and supported by very few. Motorists often underestimate the speed of the bikers. You have to know as a motorcyclist and drive accordingly.
Anyone traveling on snow and ice with the wheel, which come to meet the producers: More and more winter tires are sold for bicycles. Experts clarify whether this purchase is worthwhile and what is there to consider when snow still rides. Winter riding is cold and dangerous, driver always wear safety vest and warm clothing to keep safe.
Cold, moisture and road salt to make the bicycle art to provide - and the model is still so robust. The bike expert Ulf Hoffmann from the Sifting Ware test recommends in the book "The Bicycle Book", the Bowden cables to lubricate well with thin oil or Teflon grease so that brake circuit and not be stiff. Greased includes screws and levers as well as the bicycle lock, so they do not freeze up in frosty temperatures. Little help there, however, if the chain slips. This can happen quite quickly in slush when ice is between the cracks. Therefore, the General German Bicycle Club recommends that before each trip to check brakes and light, the wheel more often to clean - especially the chain, which must then be oiled again afterwards.
2. Winter tires
An obligation for snow tires for bicycles, there is not, it means the ADFC. But more and more cyclists equip volunteer to: "The proportion of winter tires for cyclists has increased," said the spokesman of the manufacturer Continental, Klaus Engelhard. Most of the commercial models have a special lug pattern that grips well in the snow, with ice and snow, but offers little friction. For driving on packed snow and ice advises retailers to tires with spikes - with small pins made of metal or carbide.
3. Traffic Regulations
The risk of falling in winter trips by bike is particularly high. But damages to fallen cyclists only be expected if the municipality has neglected its winter service, cited the legal expert of the ADFC, Roland chicken, from a judgment. Bike paths need only be cleared or sprinkled if they are considered important traffic. Or it is a dangerous section of road, slow experience has shown that the cyclist, dodge or change its direction of travel. For road mouths of law expert warns chicken Caution: Do not fall automatically into this category. A judgment of the Federal Administrative Court states also: If a bike path not scattered or free of ice and snow, the road, however, already, the cyclists must also street dodge.
The optimal outerwear for cyclists who are traveling even at freezing temperatures, should be loud ADFC "be thin and breathable, windproof and water-repellent". Ulf Hoffmann, the onion principle advises: ". If possible, draw several layers one above the other," He keeps fleece clothing for the best solution. In addition, there are shorts that will protect against the legs and shins by water- and windproof material from cooling down.
Be seen mainly: When choosing the clothes the rule applies. "Therefore necessarily reflective clothing or a reflective vest attract" advises Hoffmann. "The gloves should be provided with reflectors." So in the dark hands are better perceived before turning. Thus, the head stays warm and dry, advises Hoffmann on the helmet or seal open face with tape.
At present, the sun rises shortly after 8am on and about 17 pm under. People who drive to commute to work by bicycle; it therefore should do well lit. The Hoffmann Foundation holds a hub dynamo for the first choice: No loading, no battery change.
Dynamo headlamps are commonly referred to as reliability, low maintenance, and as always ready for use. Even if the cyclist must stop at a traffic light, the lamp remains lit thanks light function. The Sifting Ware test recommends paying attention to additional functions: To offer some lamps, a special daytime running lights or a USB port, can be supplied with power via the while driving Smartphone or Navies.
The advantage of the battery and battery headlamps is that they offer strong light in the state permanently evenly. However, the batteries must be recharged periodically - either via a USB port or power plug. Nevertheless Hoffmann recommended using battery-powered LED lights with reflective material next to the Dynamo: "They provide an extra margin of safety."
The darkness in the winter can be dangerous, because one is as good as invisible to motorists. Therefore, one should be made visible with the reflective vest, advises the Austrian Road Safety Board.
The ability of people to perceive objects in the dark is reduced by 80 percent. Especially pedestrian or athletes roadside are not perceived in time. Even if the driver only with 50 km / h on the road, he has no chance to stop for a pedestrian who is 30 meters. "But at 30 km / h is a risk that the pedestrian thereby dies at eight percent," said Dieter Karin.
Wear bright or reflective clothing
Traffic psychologist advises bright clothing or reflective materials, if you are traveling in the dark. For walkers, it is simple reflective strips that you simply may be of any suitable jacket. Sportsmen will find a wide range in stores, so Robert Stony, salesperson in Eisenstaedt.
Reflectors available on various garments
"There are clothes with reflectors, or taking a headlamp with which it is seen by motorists. Especially in the dark you can also see where to go, "says Staudinger. There are already on hoods, gloves and jackets reflectors. Also sets are available.
"I am convinced of the safety vest. It is convenient, you see the reflectors very well because they are not hidden or understated, but are large. I go myself often run at dawn; I know how important it is that you will be seen, "said Stony. The special winter running shoes are already partly equipped with reflectors. These are clearly visible at 100 to 200 meters.
1,200 children from the city of Regensburg made the Cycling license with wearing safety reflective vest. Now it was about the pennant honor.
1200 pupils the city of Regensburg was formed in the two youth traffic schools by the traffic police educators. After passing the test, they received the "bicycle license". The best children qualified for the honor pennant tournament for the students of Regensburg schools.
In the school year 2015/2016 led traffic educator of PI Regensburg Nord, Patricia Apostolicism, Herald Rod, Hans Winze and Josef and the PI Regensburg Suds, Simone Kolb and Franz Schmaltz, at around 1200 students the bike training in the two youth traffic schools.
The best participants who completed their theoretical and practical test very well received as a special award the coveted among children honor pennants (can be visibly placed at the wheel) and qualified in order to participate in honor pennant Tournament 2016. The tournament itself is a community event of Road Patrol and police. Overall it is part of 160 students. The main prize for the winner there was a bike that was donated by the Jepson-car group. For the runners there were prizes, donated by Staler.
"The children have now acquired the tools to cover their school by bicycle can," said the head of the police inspection Regensburg Suds, Chief Superintendent Thomas Stonier. He also appealed to the adult cyclists: "Be the children an example, stick to the traffic rules and wear a helmet." On the course, the children had to face, could only be driven with safety vest and helmet. Under the watchful eyes of the police, which was hidden from no fault of the participants, all straining to very? The winner was John Gospel from primary school (GS) Burgeoning. Hot on the heels, relationship wise spoke, he was the runner-up.
The winner of the challenge cup for the best school was the GS Bishop Manfred Muller-school. At the award ceremony were beside Mayor Joachim Walberg’s, (from the city of Regensburg youth traffic school were asked 20 new bikes available) attending Theresa Jepson from the car group Jepson. The blessing of the bikes took before Prelate Peter. Superintendent Jorgen Dowell pointed out that the children should wear reflective safety vests by reflective fabric on the road.
No later than on Monday 19 September, it is so far: In the Ortega 3700 graders have their first day of school. This enables them to master their school safely, Sparks’ Offenburg / Ortega has started the action "Safety on the way to school." The children will not only reflective sports bag, but also the theater of the little zebra.
Graders are often also traffic beginners who need a lot of attention of other road users. For years the Sparks’ Offenburg / Ortega promotes in cooperation with the Road Patrol Ortega the safety of school starters by warning banners, but also by neon-yellow sport bag with reflective stripes. "The signal color indicates: Attention motorists - here is newcomer’s way," CEO Helmut Becker stressed at the press conference on Wednesday.
Play for the little
Parallel with the gift that is output in the next few days to the first year, the Bank supports the action theater "The little zebra". Professional actors and bred police officers will prepare preschoolers and first-graders playing on the road.
In the Ortega the number of accidents has risen to school, reported Chief Superintendent Dirk. Was it 2014 yet 60 incidents, the current figure is 88. 70 percent of the incidents were happened by bicycle, 19 percent of young pedestrians. At 60 percent of the students they had caused the accident. "However, cannot say this school is dangerous, can happen anywhere something," so further one. The Traffic School will host 60 events in the district and rebuild a bicycle course.
At the school used
In Offenburg beginning of school year a special project is under way: the so-called Lau bus. School starters meet at Lau bus stop and go together with a supervisor to school. "Thus, children will very quickly become accustomed to the school," explained Julia Koch from the Department "Economic Development and Urban Development" at the press conference. Supports will this project, which is to be offered at other schools in the future, by the savings bank - they donated safety vests. Pioneer in the Ortega - here the Lau bus is offered for years. There have been good experiences.
The so-called "Mama Taxi" is the worst solution, the traffic experts agreed. The children are never brought up to be independent - and in front of the schools reigns unholy traffic chaos.
Winter tires, an ice scraper and covering part of every good winter gear for motorists to. But what should note cyclists with safety vest in ice and snow? SR has compiled the most important tips on how well can cycle through the cold season.
For some cyclists, the season is over, when the first frost has come. But many grow even in winter on the wheel. By observing a few points, but does not need to fear from snow and cold.
Bike needs a lot of winter maintenance
The weather conditions in the winter it is particularly important to clean his bike regularly, said Yandi Lund pulse Sport talking to SR. Especially modern bikes which have many components made from aluminum are quickly affected by salt inclusions. Therefore, the wheel should be cleaned and oiled enough. "Oil and other lubricants form a protective film and prevent settling salt radicals and the formation of rust starts," said Lund.
Basically recommends Lund cyclists who once a week increases to the wheel to make do at least once a year inspection. Particularly before the winter it is advisable to have it checked everything to make sure that brake light and Co work.
From lamps and tire grip
According to Lund, a light must be attached to each wheel, front and rear. "For a while fragrant only lamps are used, which are operated with Dynamo. Meanwhile various lamps are released, which are operated with battery or battery," Lund said. In addition, the wheel must be equipped with side reflectors in the spokes and on the pedals. In addition, it is advantageous if the tires have reflective strips.
Stickpin tire - like a car, there are also Bicycles special winter tires, which offer a good grip. These are provided with small spikes, not so fast losing control on icy roads. Anyone traveling on a smooth ice surface should neither slow nor come to Lund. "In such a situation it is best if one shifts his weight back to reduce the pressure for the front wheel. And let then just roll his bike," advises the bike expert.
Since the law does not require special winter clothes, each cyclist must decide what clothing is appropriate when it is dark and cold. Lund recommends for your own safety but to resort to clothing with reflective material. There are, for example trousers with reflective tape or reflective vests.
Batteries are sensitive to cold
Cyclists who are traveling with an e-bike should also note that the batteries are sensitive to cold. This is usually accompanied with loss of range. "Driving in freezing temperatures is not a problem. However, an e-bike should never be left to stand for hours outside," Lund said.
Store at room temperature
Who still prefer to change to a car or other means of transport in winter, should store his bike dry and at room temperature. In addition, Lund in reflective vest advises a normal bike to lubricate the moving parts well before storage. Thus, no corrosion would arise when the wheel is for a longer time. For e-bikes it is advisable to charge the battery to 50 percent. So the battery would hold out the longest.
The safety vest duty is 1 July. Here you can read what applies when traveling abroad - and which vest was best in our test.
FÜR three Euros, visit a Pills, this match a sausage, the Italians three scoops of ice cream - or a part that can save your life. Ever thought about a safety vest? Also car drivers must have a reflective vest in the car in early. A corresponding decree amending the Federal Council decided on 5 July.
When the safety vest duty is in Germany? A duty has been around for drivers of commercial vehicles. How should the vest look? For safety vests the European Standard 471 (EN 471) applies. That is, only the colors yellow, orange or red-orange are allowed. Two reflective stripes at the bottom of both sides are required.
How do I know that the vest complies with the standard? On the wash plate, which is sewn into the reflective vest, EN is 471. Where can I keep the vest best suited to? When getting out of the car, you should already wear the vest.
Must the safety vest are particularly active? No. In order not to restrict its function, protect the vest from direct sunlight and moisture, put back into the package after use. By the way: A dirty vest can be washed at 30 degrees in the machine.
How do I wear the vest right? You should sit as smooth as possible to the body. This means that the Velcro strips remain closed. Only then it is guaranteed that during the day the colored areas appear particularly bright in the sunlight, and that night the reflective stripes, the light of the headlights reflect.
What is true when traveling abroad? In many European countries there is a high visibility vest compulsory. Often not only the driver has to wear one, but every inmate, disregard threatens hefty fines. We recommend: a holiday a vest for all passengers.
Winter sends his herald: In Germany it is cold to chilly these days. Many Freelance sportsmen refrain in the dark season on the outdoor training and make it a rather comfortable on the sofa. Other drives in safety vest all weather conditions despite daily with cycling to work. With the right equipment must be in no way renouncing on jogging or bicycling.
Regular exercise such as walking, running or cycling strengthens in the cold season, not only the immune system and protects against infections but also helps against postpartum depression during the dark season. Sport and exercise in the fresh air, keep the production of the stimulant hormone serotonin and the circulation going. Even with gray, cloudy sky natural light is still three to four times as much as the room lighting. Therefore, experts advise to go if possible half an hour daily outside.
A cold start is taboo in winter. Coming from heated rooms to sports outside, the organism has to adjust to the low temperatures. Who starts the same with full intensity, breathing too fast in the cold air and risked to irritate throat, bronchial tubes and lungs? Thus, the common cold risk increases. Warm clothing with reflective material is necessary. Even muscles and joints take longer to reach operating temperature. In winter, the proper warm is therefore particularly important. The warm-up should be about 20 percent of the total training time.
Many athletes dressed in wintry weather too warm to. The best athletes dress in wind or freezing temperatures after the three-layer principle: underwear, a warming insulating layer around fleece, which does not store moisture, and a protective layer. This may for example be a breathable windbreaker which moisture can escape from the inside out, but the wind, rain and snow keeps.
Advisable are also hats, scarves and light gloves because the person loses about 40 percent of body heat through the head and neck. Who rides a bike in winter, must be well protected especially hands and feet against the cold, otherwise they will quickly numb. For hands-lined, windproof gloves are a must. Two pairs of socks help only when the shoe is not too tight, because the air acts as an insulator between foot and shoe. Also neoprene overshoes and a breathable rain pants help against freezing temperatures.
Bright and reflective clothing increases safety for joggers and cyclists. A safety reflective vest in yellow or orange fluorescent paint can help cyclists in addition to be better perceived by the public. The wheel should be clearly visible in the dark, both through its own lighting and reflectors. In addition, the can in accidents have expensive consequences. By the way: bicycle trailer need own lighting system. They must be fitted in the dark with a tail light when the rear window is obstructed on the bicycle by the trailer.
In ice and hard packed snow cyclists should slow down and enter into neither curves nor brakes. To get more grips on the road, air can be let out of the tires to the prescribed minimum pressure. Also for bikes, there are now special winter tires and provided with metal pins road spikes. Who also adjusts the saddle lower by a few centimeters, gets quickly when needed with both feet grounded?
Many German fans drive to the European Championship to France. R + V advise the traveler to keep up to date with current safety instructions and to get on the road in time. "Since the attacks in November 2015, the state of emergency has been in France. This includes increased border controls with longer waiting times, "says Karl Walter in reflective jacket, a car expert at the R + V Info center. In addition, other traffic regulations differ from those in Germany - and for certain offenses significantly higher fines.
Particularly strict are the rules for distraction at the wheel: searching in the glove box, telephoning without hands-free or other distractions: Anything that interferes with the car is forbidden. Whoever looks at a screen, for example, has to face penalties of up to 1,500 Euros. It is also prohibited to wear headphones.
In France, a mandatory vigilance is required for all occupants
In the case of an accident or a breakdown, drivers should switch on the warning sight system and set up the warning triangle as long as they do not themselves endanger themselves in life. Unlike in Germany, all vehicle occupants must wear a safety vest when they leave the car - not just the driver. Anyone who violates these rules will be fined with a fine of up to 750 Euros.
In order to facilitate handling in the event of an accident, R + V expert Karl Walter recommends taking the European accident report. "The forms are the same everywhere. Each person involved in the accident can fill it in his or her country language. The report serves as a basis for the regulation of the damage for insurances. "Football fans can order the report from the German Insurance Association (GDV).
A parking ban in France is often marked by a yellow broken strip at the edge of the road. If the strip is traversed, this means an additional holding ban. If you do not pay attention to this, you must expect the car to be equipped with an auto clock or towed. Free of charge, car drivers are allowed on blue markings, the so-called "Zones blouse" - however only with parking disc.
More tips for driving in France
Different speed limits: On country roads 90 km / h, on motorways, cars can only drive 130 km / h. Radar warning devices and navigation devices with corresponding functions are generally prohibited. In case of violation, high fines are threatened. In addition, the police are pulling in the device.
As in Germany, there is a limit of 0.5 in France. Beginners in France may have a maximum of 0.2 per thousand alcohols in the blood. In addition, every vehicle owner is obliged to have an alcohol test. Motorists must wear reflective vest and solid shoes in France - flip-flops and similar footwear is forbidden. It threatens a fine of 75 Euros.