From September 1, every pedestrian walking after dark outside the built-up area will have to wear reflective clothing or a headband. According to statistics, about 1,000 pedestrians and cyclists die in Poland on dark roads every year. From September 1, everyone moving around at dusk along roads in the unconstructed area will have to have visible reflective elements. Janus Dulia from the slip road in Sups should be extended by unpublished areas, including built-up ones, because many municipalities cannot afford sidewalks and illuminate the village all night long.
From the beginning of next month, however, we will be looking closely at pedestrians walking on roads outside the city. At the beginning, we will be instructing those undisciplined, but then punishing them with fines - says the deputy head of the road department of the command. What are the mandates? The new provision on the need to wear reflectors is not yet included in the tariff. Until this happens, we will issue fines on general terms, from PLN 50 to PLN 100 - he adds to the poke. However, it is not about the level of seats, but about the safety of pedestrians. Many people note that in the minds of pedestrians and cyclists, especially those of adults, there is no need to wear reflectors.
- There is a terrible fashion for black. People rarely ask for reflective vests. When I order yellow or red panniers for a bike, they lie for months, and customers ask for dark ones - says Mikoyan from the bicycle shop. The local government was planning to take care of the reflective education. At the meeting in the City Hall, representatives of the office, municipal guard and neighboring municipalities, police, organizations for the disabled and the elderly took the floor. They talked about statistics. In addition, so far, the words ended, because the Arabesque association, which initiated the action, did not receive ministerial money. It is different in rural communes, where the risk of an accident on an unlit road is much greater.
- There were tragic situations with us. Near a village administrator died on an unlit road, and at the exit from the national six to the car hit a cyclist. Fortunately, the construction of safe exits has already been won there - recalls Pawed Lewandowski from the Commune Office in Dominica. - We have been campaigning for the safety of our children a year ago, together with "Gomes Somoza,” as part of which all the first received safety vests and comic booklets. Older urge us to wear flares, distribute them at festivals and harvest festivals to tell the pulpit about road safety.