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How big and where in the reflective element

The amendment to the Act which enjoins wear reflective elements in reduced visibility and outside the village on unlit roads, says quite clearly how, where and what size should be reflective elements.

"You certainly do not have to wear a reflective vest. Just good complement of retro reflective material distinctive colors (Yellow, light green, orange, etc.), which is visible to other road users. The ideal is thus provides for example a reflective strip disposed on the foot or hand (ideally at both extremities) towards the carriageway. Strap you can wear comfortably in your pocket or bag, which will not take up too much space and use it when needed. Sufficient as well as a reflective element that is part of the clothing, backpack or bag, if it is sufficiently visible to other road users, "he writes on its website, the Ministry of Transport.

Basically, the theory would suffice reflective element necessary sleeve pocket sized couple of centimeters. Above all, make it visible. The decree had said under what circumstances they should be worn elements, what the weather does, however, their particular shape and location on the body.

What do you face when you are invisible?

If you policemen to some dark location outside the village will see and you will not have any reflective element, theoretically, you could face a fine of up to two thousand.

"There is a fine ranging from zero to 2,000 CZK block, from 1500 to 2500 CZK in administrative proceedings. Instead of imposing sanctions, however, police patrols will be more people to negotiate and distribute them with reflective tape and bags, so next time do not violate the law and moved the road safer, "the Ministry of Transport.

This diary also confirmed police spokeswoman Dagmar. "Initially, the police patrols, unmarked when they see pedestrians, especially highlighting the validity of the amendment to the decree, if possible, negotiate and distribute reflective tape," she said.

Although these tapes must be placed on the legs so that you are able to in winter clothes turn over and that while seeing is not only beneficial, according to police. "Branding of pedestrian reflective materials on the street we see as beneficial. Vehicle traffic police patrols are currently being equipped with reflective tape, and direct service is unmarked police issued pedestrians. The amendment to the Act, but at the moment it does not mean that the traffic cops begins to massively penalize all checked pedestrians. Although the part of pedestrians will be an offense, it wills in these cases, the police especially access request, explaining preventive action and the very pedestrian visibility reflective tape. By the end of 2016 we expect that in this way we are giving away up to 250,000 pieces of reflective tape, "said Tomas Larch, Director of the Traffic Police of the Police Presidium.

The aim is primarily to prevent serious and fatal accidents caused by pedestrians on the road was not visible enough. Between 2012 till 2015 killed 523 pedestrians on the roads, of which 303 at night. Just last year killed 72 people like this who have not been seen at night. The driver, who meets pedestrians at night dressed in black, has roughly 18 meters on an appropriate response.

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