On Sunday morning, a passenger car in the darkness of the pedestrian hit the road I / 13 at the bus station in Most. It happened the day after the law began to apply to the pedestrians moving along the road outside the village to wear reflective vest.
"The breath test eliminated alcohol from the driver. For the pedestrian, the alcohol test could not do because of his state of health, "said regional police spokesman Alana. Whether the pedestrian was marked by reflective elements is not clear. The police did not investigate the extent of their injuries.
Reflective elements provide people with better visibility. Drivers are able to see the pedestrians in a timely manner and thus avoid them. If a pedestrian is not visibly marked, he can get a fine of up to two thousand crowns. No such penalty for the weekend in the county fell. "The policemen did not notice anyone so badly in their patrols," Bartok said. Crash in Most is an example of why pedestrians should be better seen. "It's a high-speed road where pedestrians have nothing to do," the police spokesperson confirmed.
There was no special police action at the weekend for pedestrians. And the hunt for those who are not properly marked by reflexive elements is not yet ready. Only preventative actions are prepared to explain people to the news. The police will also distribute the reflective tapes to be clipped on the side of the body that is nearer to the roadway.
The information campaign will be held throughout the region this week. "We will focus mainly on seniors - pedestrians. He confirmed that the police would be lenient at first and badly marked pedestrians. "First of all, we will deal with offenses more informally, explain people than give us fines. However, it also depends on how the person will react. If he can explain it, because he did not know about it or whether he would be arrogant, "said Oak.
The police are about to give out a quarter of a million reflective tapes across the Czech Republic. However, people can make the necessary markings themselves. It can be found in sports stores, for example - flexible reflective tapes cost about 40 crowns, and flashing LED bracelets are for 150 crowns as well as reflective vests. Always pedestrians will go cheaper than fines, regardless of possible tragic consequences.
There is a big difference for the driver when he sees a dark-dressed pedestrian at the last minute or when he sees it at a distance of 200 meters thanks to the reflective element. The headlight can be seen even for 400 meters, a recent MF DNES test showed. Just last year, 72 people died, who were not able to see the road as a pedestrian at night.