Safe to school with shining vests


The CDU donated 110 first-graders with neon-colored safety vests – police superintendent welcomed the action.

The new, perhaps not quite familiar way to school is a challenge for many ABC shooters. Suddenly it’s time to start early in the morning – whether it’s foggy, raining or snowing. No matter how well rested, concentrated or even tired one is. In the beginning, maybe the mum is there, but more and more the children should manage their way to school alone.

For many, who might live a little bit out of the way, that means, at least for a long way, to go unaccompanied. There are busy roads, confusing intersections, narrow sidewalks, traffic lights, and so many signs. Even at the pedestrian crossing is not necessarily sure that the cars really stop. Especially when the children go to school in the morning, many adults are on their way to work, they are in a hurry, they are absorbed in thought and may not pay enough attention to the small road users, who often see far too late behind the parked cars become.

When darkness and bad visibility come along, the way to school can quickly become dangerous. Every car driver knows how difficult it is to see a dark-clad person or a cyclist without light in the dark. Therefore, the CDU has for many years made it its business, especially to help the freshmen to more safety on the road.

Luminous safety vests, which can be easily pulled over the clothes, are to protect the children on the way to school. The neon-bright color and the silver reflective tapes sparkle in the spotlight from afar. This way, motorists become aware at an early stage and can react in good time.

The CDU representatives did not want to miss the opportunity to personally hand over the safety vests to the children. And so they met recently with the first graders in the Martin School and the day before in the elementary school. A total of 110 safety vests had Walter Dillinger and Jorge Boulanger in the luggage. There was also an autumn apple from the fruit farm Mayer.

Police Superintendent Thomas Jack of the youth traffic school, who happened to be with his colleague for the bicycle training of the fourth graders on site, could only welcome the action. “Such an accident with a car usually hurts the most,” he explained to the children. That is why it is important not to stuff the new safety vests with reflective materials in the closet or in the school bags, but to wear every day. “At lunchtime, when it’s light, you can wear it, too,” said Jack and pointed to his uniform.

The first fitting for the group photo was definitely promising. Now you can be curious who will come to the school with a safety vest in the future.

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