Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable road users. Therefore, it is important that they follow all the rules of safe behavior and reduce the risk of the traffic accident. One of these important rules is to be well visible under reduced visibility. During autumn and winter, we can often encounter rain, mist or snow in addition to the long darkness.
Decreased visibility can do us more than ever when moving on the road during these two seasons. A low visibility walker with no reflective vests can be almost invisible to other road users until the last minute. Police officers from the Moravian-Silesian Region are advising this pedestrian during this week to check whether the reflective elements are used when walking outside the village, but at the same time, they recommend using reflective materials in the village.
Police officers from the Transport Inspectorate, during yesterday’s evening near the train station, were also involved in pedestrian safety measures to give pedestrians more reflective tapes. Belts pedestrians gladly welcomed and did not hesitate to use them immediately and place them in a well-visible place. The law on road traffic is remembered for the pedestrians’ movement under reduced visibility. According to him, pedestrians who move without reflective elements outside the village are at a reduced visibility on the roadside or on the edge of the road in a place not illuminated by the public lighting of the fine, up to two thousand Czech crowns.