Reflective vests, key rings, leashes and bands should be
worn on the shoulder, back or knee. Such elements on the clothes significantly,
because seven times, increase visibility, and thus the pedestrian safety on the
children die each year in the European Union. Only in Poland, as 2012 figures
show, this is about 90 children. This problem so exists and is very significant
- says Newsier Lifestyle news agency Pewee, CEO of CUBE.ITG, a company that,
together with rival Polish champion Kinetin, promotes children wearing
Poland is in 2nd
place among European Union countries in terms of the number of children dying
in traffic accidents. According to a report by the Police Headquarters in
Poland in 2014, there were 3210 traffic accidents involving children aged 0-14.
As a result, 80 children died and over 3,500 children died. The vast majority
of all accident victims among the youngest 0-6 years are vehicle occupants. In
the case of the age group of 7-14 years, the majority of fatal traffic
accidents were among the pedestrians.
Reflective material significantly increases the safety of
pedestrians and cyclists on the road. Under the traffic law, every pedestrian
is obliged to wear them, not only the child who is traveling at dusk outside
the built-up area. There is a penalty of up to PLN 500 for missing a reflective
item. According to the experts, the reflectors seven times increase the chance
that the driver will notice the pedestrian and thus be able to slow down or
safely pass it.
without reflective elements, with a slight aura visible from a distance of 20
meters, with a reflective element from 150 meters to even 300 meters.
elements are considered inter alia. Waistcoats, lanyards or key chains and
clogs for clothes or backpack. You can buy them in sports and paper shops, most
supermarkets, health and safety stores or reflexes and gas stations. Many shops
offer specially designed children's reflective animal or animal cartoon kerbings.
element itself is not enough - just as important is its proper
- It is best to
wear it on your shoulder or somewhere high on the leg. Then the driver has a
chance to actually see this sign.