The seasonal change from summer to autumn brings not only cooler weather, but for all participants of road traffic also means a shift to the changing weather conditions. "In deteriorating light and visibility should not only be adjusted motorists, but especially pedestrians and cyclists," warns Gerri Hendricks, road safety consultant to the police station Leer Emden.
Motorists should change from October from summer to winter tires. Even if there is no snow, offer winter tires in cooler weather and wet roads significantly better adhesion values than summer tires. Other dangers are imminent due to wet leaves on the road. "A forward-looking and adapting your driving style with reduced speed to avoid slipping on the road," advises Hendricks. "It is also necessary to let check the lighting and fill antifreeze with the beginning of autumn." Motorists can check the lighting system of the vehicle in many specialized workshops for free.
Motorists need to adapt not only back on driving in fog, rain and darkness, but also expect more with wildlife collisions. The recommendation is: "Who is on the road or in forest areas on the way, so you should reduce speed and keep the road in mind."
For cyclists and pedestrians the slogan "Security through visibility" is valid in the dark season. This should just parents of elementary school students make sure their children wear reflective vest to school and the bikes always are in a roadworthy condition.
The law the following features it: two independent brakes for the front and rear, headlights and tail light optionally in the dynamo, battery or battery operation, the front white and rear red reflector, pedal reflectors, two "cats eyes" per wheel or reflective strips on the tires as well as a bright sounding bell.
In recent weeks since the start of school traffic controls were carried out on the school routes by the officials of the police station already increased. Here, important shortcomings on such as the lighting of bicycles have already noticed. Also in the next few weeks appropriate priority and lighting controls are carried out among others at the primary schools in the whole area of the police station. Police in safety vest will control this case.