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Panic around reflective vest is useless. Ministry of Transport responds to information that motorists will have to change old for new vests. "Motorists change warning vests in mandatory equipment may not," the Ministry of Transport.

Panic sparked an amendment to the Decree, which implements the rules of road traffic. To it got delayed for several years, specifying the applicable standard form reflective elements.

"From January 1, 2016 is valid in the Czech Republic as part of the mandatory equipment for vehicles waistcoat according to Standard EN ISO 20471: 2013," says Luxor Denel from the company DAS Shelf, which produces first aid kits and car accessories. The amended ordinance and adopted a standard that applies in the Czech Republic for three years. "The standard EN ISO 20471: 2013, which is harmonized by Government Regulation 21/2003 Coll., Replaced the standard EN 471 1 October 2013," says Jixi of trade "It specifies clothes with high visibility, specifies test methods and requirements."

Previous form ordinance is valid until the end of last year, thus requiring no safety vest of corrections. The amendment introduced a delay in accordance with the decree and applicable standard. Kristina of Leman Marketing firm that manufactures reflective elements, states that vests and other products manufactured by the applicable standard EN ISO 20471 since 2013.

The original appearance standards by Demean knew three grades of luminance and reflective elements. "The differences between stages are really striking," says Denel. The new standard was canceled for various levels and is clearly specified parameters of quality materials and reflectivity.

"From the decree do not have obligation to change the vest does not," soothes the Ministry of Transport. "The protective properties of the vest that matched the earlier European standard EN 471 are adequate in terms of safety and meet the technical requirements," says Tomah Neola of the ministry's press department. "It is true that vest, which is part of the compulsory equipment must comply with European standard EN 471 and EN ISO 20,471th For any prescription but does not mean that older vests filling this standard are not right, and people can use," he adds.

What standard reflective vest filled, easy to find from the label that is sewn to the vest. "Manufacturers continue to have an obligation to affix CE marking on a product, which expresses conformity with the essential requirements of Government Regulation and the Directive," says Tomas Neola. Waistcoat mandatory equipment vehicles but according to the ministry is not one of those protective garments, which are according to the standard must indicate the number (four digits) notified (authorized) persons assessing conformity with regulations. "This applies to other, specialized, protective equipment," explains Neola.

According to one of the vendor’s reflective elements who do not want to be named, these products are usually tested in Germany.

According to information from the Czech emerging market products with reflective elements of Chinese origin, which have much less ability to reflect light? To go on different tapes and accessories, which is since February mandatory for pedestrians?

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