Milo Zeeman signed an amendment to the Road Traffic Act. Newly worn pedestrians on the road outside the village will have reflective elements. Drivers will be obliged to clean cars from snow and ice. For example, the norm will allow municipalities to restrict seaway traffic. The changes will start to apply this February.
It’s required reflective elements for pedestrians outside the village or car cleaning from snow. This novelty introduces an amendment to the Road Traffic Act, which was signed by President Miles Zeeman on Thursday.
The amendment imposes an obligation on motorists to clean their vehicles from ice and snow if they prevent them from viewing or threaten the road safety of other traffic participants. It will also allow the police to retain a small technical card for car owners who find a dangerous defect when checking or explaining a traffic accident.
The law also allows the driver to take a driver's license for half a year to those who would cross the railway crossing at the time of signaling the arrival of the train. The fine for such a crime has not yet increased, but in the future it is considering increasing it from 5,000 crowns to five times.
With the duty of reflective elements for pedestrians, such as vests or only strips on the sleeve, Transport Minister Dan said that the violation would threaten to a fine of two thousand dollars. But the minister also said that the ministry had a deal with the police to give away the reflective vest and tapes to people.
Municipalities will have the right, under the relevant Decree, to prohibit the operation of seaway trucks at designated sites by either a road mark or a regulation. The amendment also provides that people on these vehicles will be able to ride "at a speed at least comparable to the speed of walking".
The amendment, which also regulates the traffic-psychological examination rules, will enter into force 15 days after its announcement in the Collection of Laws.