For the second time in a row, the cantonal police will participate in the MADE VISIBLE campaign of the TCS, the bf and the Fund for Traffic Safety from 15 November 2018. This coincides with the twelfth issue "Day of Light" and lasts until the end of the month.
With the darker seasons and shorter days, the visibility of each road user contributes to safety. From 15th November, the date of the 12th Day of Light, the Cantonal Police will actively support the "MADE VISIBLE" campaign of the TCS, the bf and the Fund for Traffic Safety.
By the end of the month, officials in the canton's shopping centers will ensure a preventive presence to alert as many people as possible to the issue of visibility, especially pedestrians and cyclists. In particular, the police will be present at the start of the campaign on 15 November 2018 between 15.30 and 20.30 at the Fribourg Center. The population thus has the opportunity to discover the Virtual Reality game developed by the French police force, which encourages them to adopt the right behaviors through the emotions they experience through the game.
Close to pedestrians, bus stops, etc., special attention is given to the so-called "weak" road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists, to remind them that their visibility can play a protective role. Reflective fabrics on reflective bags and flyers are distributed with prevention advice.
Bright clothing and reflective vests make you already visible at 140m, compared to 25m for dark clothes. The drivers will thus have more time to react.
To be seen at all times, be completely visible (360 °).
Do not fall on the road! Look for the eye contact before crossing.
Before getting on the bike, check the condition of the front and rear lights.
Is your bike well equipped? A white front reflector, a red rear, and orange pedals are mandatory.
Non-assertion of the entrance is the main cause of accident of cyclists; be visible all around (360 °) and show every change of direction clearly.
Laterally visible: equip the bike with reflective material for spokes or reflective tires.
Motor vehicle drivers
Before leaving, check the lights and direction indicators.
Always keep the lights, rearview mirrors, windscreen, side and rear windows clean for a better view.
Adjust your speed and lighting, day and night, weather conditions and visibility.
Turn on the light - even during the day!
Let your eyes control. A visit to the optician can save a life.
Snow and ice belong on a vehicle, neither on the windows nor on the roof.