On Friday afternoon in Tychy started the activities of the Silesian highway "Make a free winter review". The date of their launch was not accidental because it coincided with the beginning of the nationwide action "Zincs 2016". Everything is regard to the road safety of road users. The action is carried out together with the diagnostic stations. From October 26 to November 4, nearly 30 vehicle inspection stations located in the 18 districts of the Silesian=, who would like to be able to check the technical condition of the vehicle free of charge before winter or on a long journey.
Controls will be:
- steering - responsible for keeping the driving direction constant or changing it according to the driver's will, its smooth operation can help you get out of the slippery road, which is easy in the wet or slippery road in winter.
- A braking system designed to reduce the speed or stop the vehicle according to the driver's will. Only uniform braking force on the left and right wheels allows for a safe braking maneuver in winter conditions.
- Vehicle lighting. Only correct alignment of lights and proper use of the reflective material will make us visible to others, and drivers will be able to see everything that happens on the road and affects safety.
- Car tires. When it is in proper condition, it will not allow the vehicle to lose its grip on the road in the winter, so the tread will be checked, any mechanical damage that will prevent further operation and tire air pressure.
During the action the police and the diagnose will give the drivers reflective vest, while asking if the pedestrians encountered on the road, especially at dusk, with a poorly visible pedestrian, stopped and handed him a "glare". During the operation, everyone could use a roofing simulator from the Provincial Road Traffic Center in Katowice.
Interested diagnostic stations may still wish to participate in the action by contacting the police units in the cities in which they operate, prior to contacting the Roads Department of the Municipal and District Headquarters to update the list.