22 first graders of the Vosges school in Karlsruhe received on Wednesday not only bright yellow safety vests but also tips on the correct behavior in road traffic by ADAC traffic expert Christophe.
In luggage had a glowing safety vest for each student. While a dark-clad pedestrian can only be recognized by a car driver from a distance of around 25 meters in poor visibility, the visibility in light-colored clothing is already improving to 40 meters, the traffic expert explained to the students. However, anyone who wears reflective clothing is easily noticeable even at a distance of around 150 meters.
Introduce students to road traffic as early as possible
In the dark school, the corridor was tried, how well you can see the reflective safety vest when it is detected by a ray of light. "The safety vests help us in our traffic education work and we try to familiarize students with road traffic as early as possible," explained Deputy Headmistress of the Vosges School Heike Bohr.
In order to further improve the traffic safety of school children, parents should practice the way to school with their offspring. The ADAC recommends. However, municipalities are also required to create the conditions for a safe way to school, and not least the motorists. You should always keep a close eye on children at the edge of the road and drive extra cautiously near schools, the ADAC says.