"Fines for reflectors do not fall yet, especially prevention and security," says police spokesman Jana.
On the weekend, an amendment to the Road Act came into force, according to which pedestrians are obliged to wear reflective elements on certain unlit sections of the road. "The amendment provides pedestrians with a requirement for reduced visibility outside the village and a section lit by public lighting to wear a reflective element," says Pardubice police spokesman Jana.
The change is in effect from Saturday, but police will definitely not hunt for pedestrians without Pardubice. "This regulation also provides for penalties, but has not yet been made. This measure is more focused on the prevention and personal safety of every road user, including pedestrian. If our cops are going to deal with it, initially, above all, by talking, explaining and recommending before a fine is followed, "adds Jana.
Pedestrian conditions are not really hard and the novel is no proverbial specter. In cities and towns, for example, it does not concern you at all. There is public lighting, and drivers are subject to speed restrictions. If you walk from a smaller village, for example, to a bus stop in the morning, then the decree applies to you.
Remember, low visibility is not only darkness, but also heavy rain, snow or fog.
With a quick glance at the shop or on the internet, you will find that the reflex tape is worth twenty crowns.
"The actual text itself no longer defines the minimum size of the reflecting surface. However, a pendant or reflective tape should be sufficient to meet the obligation. Again, however, reflective elements are here in place for their own safety and not just where the amendment directs, "explains Jana.
Reflective elements can be purchased for example in hobby stores or cycling stores. They are often distributed as promotional items for integrated rescue system actions. Police officers or police officers also organize several preventive events each year, where they deliver reflex vests, shopping bags with reflective elements, various tapes and pendants or bicycle stamps.
In principle, it only means that you have a reflector in the unlit section of the road between the villages. Taking into account that the reflective elements today are slowly being used by manufacturers, and not just for sportswear, backpacks or boots, you are actually getting paid. Do not you have such a dress? It does not matter; a reflective pendant or a snap-on strap is enough to meet the obligations. Even if you do not have such a thing at home, it's a maximum investment of twenty crowns. She probably will not kill anyone. If someone laughs, it's probably just the kind of people who hate just with the word itself. As a cyclist and occasional pedestrian, I carry reflective elements with me practically all the time. I only have a spare three-button flashlight on my bike, one pocket in my trouser pocket, one tilting bike, and I do not count on the reflective vest in the camera case. Not for any law. For my sake, for my own sake, I have done the necessary minimum for my safety and for the courtesy to other road users.