Stella Qi 's Entries

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  • 22 Jul 2018
    Although the use of bicycles contributes to improving the environment and the standard of living of Bogota citizens, and it is essential to promote it to improve mobility and road safety, the recent registered accidents show a problem of citizen culture of the users.   The numbers In 2016, according to Bogotá Como Vamps, in the city 71 cyclists died 730 injured. In the last 5 years, the number of injured people has risen by 227 percent. 8 percent of the Bogota population moves by bicycle. According to the Bicycle Management, Bogota citizens make around 700,000 trips a day. In 2016 in Colombia, 379 bicycle users died and 2,748 were injured. So far this year, 227 cyclists have died.   The sins of cyclists Like a part of private drivers and public service, pedestrians and motorcyclists, some of the cyclists do not respect or do not know the traffic rules so they put their lives and pedestrians at risk.   Ignore the red lights, the pairs and the crosses. Drive without the proper equipment: Helmet, gloves, lights, reflectors, whistle. Cross the pedestrian bridges mounted on the bicycle. They exceed the maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour. Do not give way to the pedestrian. They do not circulate one after the other. They do not communicate maneuvers with the respective signs (arm extended to the right and arm extended to the left to turn). Drive with headphones and listening to music with high volume. They carry things that can affect the stability of the bicycle.   Juan, leader of cyclists "There is a war between cars and bicycles. We need awareness programs that teach cyclists to wear a reflective vest and to use the minimum elements of personal protection."   "I think you have to work hard on pedagogy of bicycle road culture. As the German sociologist Norbert Elias says, the civilization of a society can be observed in deaths in traffic accidents.”   Orlando Milano, director of IDRD "We still need all the actors on the road to be more aware of the importance of respecting the other. Although they are vulnerable and deserve that drivers protect them, it is necessary that they also do their part respecting traffic regulations. Keep wearing a safety vest on the road. It is a matter of attitude and we know that we can. The good behavior of citizens has been demonstrated in massive events such as the Pope's visit to Bogotá. "
    141 Posted by Stella Qi
  • Although the use of bicycles contributes to improving the environment and the standard of living of Bogota citizens, and it is essential to promote it to improve mobility and road safety, the recent registered accidents show a problem of citizen culture of the users.   The numbers In 2016, according to Bogotá Como Vamps, in the city 71 cyclists died 730 injured. In the last 5 years, the number of injured people has risen by 227 percent. 8 percent of the Bogota population moves by bicycle. According to the Bicycle Management, Bogota citizens make around 700,000 trips a day. In 2016 in Colombia, 379 bicycle users died and 2,748 were injured. So far this year, 227 cyclists have died.   The sins of cyclists Like a part of private drivers and public service, pedestrians and motorcyclists, some of the cyclists do not respect or do not know the traffic rules so they put their lives and pedestrians at risk.   Ignore the red lights, the pairs and the crosses. Drive without the proper equipment: Helmet, gloves, lights, reflectors, whistle. Cross the pedestrian bridges mounted on the bicycle. They exceed the maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour. Do not give way to the pedestrian. They do not circulate one after the other. They do not communicate maneuvers with the respective signs (arm extended to the right and arm extended to the left to turn). Drive with headphones and listening to music with high volume. They carry things that can affect the stability of the bicycle.   Juan, leader of cyclists "There is a war between cars and bicycles. We need awareness programs that teach cyclists to wear a reflective vest and to use the minimum elements of personal protection."   "I think you have to work hard on pedagogy of bicycle road culture. As the German sociologist Norbert Elias says, the civilization of a society can be observed in deaths in traffic accidents.”   Orlando Milano, director of IDRD "We still need all the actors on the road to be more aware of the importance of respecting the other. Although they are vulnerable and deserve that drivers protect them, it is necessary that they also do their part respecting traffic regulations. Keep wearing a safety vest on the road. It is a matter of attitude and we know that we can. The good behavior of citizens has been demonstrated in massive events such as the Pope's visit to Bogotá. "
    Jul 22, 2018 141
  • 20 Jul 2018
    After the murder of a Transit agent who died after a subject fired guns, the director of the corporation Ariel announced that the elements would wear a bulletproof safety vest. "That measure if we are going to take it because crime does not respect anyone absolutely does not matter to him to kill a child a lady does not have principles and values."   In addition, probably, he added, the road agents in reflective vest will have the support of the State Police in the various operations that the Traffic Department carries out throughout the city. Despite the risk run by those responsible for the road, the municipal government official ruled out arming the elements. "Discarded, in no part of the world transits are armed; its function is not that.”   The Municipal Traffic Director in safety clothing said that the murder of agent Victoria Elizabeth has dismayed the entire corporation and although it is a sad event, "life goes on and we have to continue working.” He described the murder as "a cowardly act of human garbage that does not respect the principles that should govern a society.
    146 Posted by Stella Qi
  • After the murder of a Transit agent who died after a subject fired guns, the director of the corporation Ariel announced that the elements would wear a bulletproof safety vest. "That measure if we are going to take it because crime does not respect anyone absolutely does not matter to him to kill a child a lady does not have principles and values."   In addition, probably, he added, the road agents in reflective vest will have the support of the State Police in the various operations that the Traffic Department carries out throughout the city. Despite the risk run by those responsible for the road, the municipal government official ruled out arming the elements. "Discarded, in no part of the world transits are armed; its function is not that.”   The Municipal Traffic Director in safety clothing said that the murder of agent Victoria Elizabeth has dismayed the entire corporation and although it is a sad event, "life goes on and we have to continue working.” He described the murder as "a cowardly act of human garbage that does not respect the principles that should govern a society.
    Jul 20, 2018 146
  • 18 Jul 2018
    The Detachment of the Civil Guard of Traffic of Verne distributed from the past day 13 more than a hundred of high visibility vests between pedestrians that circulated by the highways.   The Civil Guard, in addition to the drivers of motor vehicles, takes a few days to stop the innocent and unsuspecting pedestrians who circulate on the roads of their competition. The first one is not saved, of course, that does not carry the necessary reflective vest required in conditions of reduced visibility, as it can be between sunset and sunrise or in adverse weather conditions that significantly reduce visibility. The armed institute, in addition to condoning a sanction that would rise to 80 Euros to the, sometimes, misinformed pedestrian, reaches the point of giving to the travelers that do not shine with one of them, warning them, yes, of the recklessness that It turns out to leave without this essential garment in moments of little luminosity.   In addition, is that since last November 13, the Provincial Traffic Headquarters of Orense has launched a campaign specifically designed to protect the physical integrity of pedestrians and to close a 2017 without any death toll by hitting the interurban roads of your competition throughout the province.   As said Lieutenant Juan Carlos, head of the Vermin Detachment, "it is worth the doctor to recommend us to go for a walk because it is good for our cholesterol when the simple fact of leaving without a reflective safety vest can leave us. Unfortunately, without with it, a pedestrian can be seen 150 meters away by the driver, thus enabling an adequate reaction and even the total arrest of the vehicle. “For equipping, they have even equipped a Macadam shepherdess, or several passers-by, "backpackers for the National 120 between Barcoo and A Rue, I suppose that making the Camino de Santiago." Although the pattern that repeats the most is the recommendation medical, there is no day when any of the pedestrians we talk to do not tell us the prescription to go for a walk more often. " Well, warned remain, if in front of you stops a vehicle of the Civil Guard when you walk on one of the roads, fixed transit without a reflective vest and you will have the security of getting one for free. But only this month!
    162 Posted by Stella Qi
  • The Detachment of the Civil Guard of Traffic of Verne distributed from the past day 13 more than a hundred of high visibility vests between pedestrians that circulated by the highways.   The Civil Guard, in addition to the drivers of motor vehicles, takes a few days to stop the innocent and unsuspecting pedestrians who circulate on the roads of their competition. The first one is not saved, of course, that does not carry the necessary reflective vest required in conditions of reduced visibility, as it can be between sunset and sunrise or in adverse weather conditions that significantly reduce visibility. The armed institute, in addition to condoning a sanction that would rise to 80 Euros to the, sometimes, misinformed pedestrian, reaches the point of giving to the travelers that do not shine with one of them, warning them, yes, of the recklessness that It turns out to leave without this essential garment in moments of little luminosity.   In addition, is that since last November 13, the Provincial Traffic Headquarters of Orense has launched a campaign specifically designed to protect the physical integrity of pedestrians and to close a 2017 without any death toll by hitting the interurban roads of your competition throughout the province.   As said Lieutenant Juan Carlos, head of the Vermin Detachment, "it is worth the doctor to recommend us to go for a walk because it is good for our cholesterol when the simple fact of leaving without a reflective safety vest can leave us. Unfortunately, without with it, a pedestrian can be seen 150 meters away by the driver, thus enabling an adequate reaction and even the total arrest of the vehicle. “For equipping, they have even equipped a Macadam shepherdess, or several passers-by, "backpackers for the National 120 between Barcoo and A Rue, I suppose that making the Camino de Santiago." Although the pattern that repeats the most is the recommendation medical, there is no day when any of the pedestrians we talk to do not tell us the prescription to go for a walk more often. " Well, warned remain, if in front of you stops a vehicle of the Civil Guard when you walk on one of the roads, fixed transit without a reflective vest and you will have the security of getting one for free. But only this month!
    Jul 18, 2018 162
  • 12 Jul 2018
    Local Police joins the campaign of the DGT surveillance of damaged vehicles and use of reflective safety vest.   As indicated by the Citizen Security Delegation of Cordoba City Council, the reason for this joint campaign with the DGT is that all users of the road are aware that "prevention and prudence is not only important during circulation, but also in case of stop before a possible breakdown, by accident, or by decision of the driver ".   In this case, and in order to "guarantee the safety of the users" it is "essential", as detailed, to bear in mind the obligation to carry in the vehicle "two hazard warning triangles and at least one high visibility reflective vest", and to use said measures in case of stop, breakdown or accident.
    161 Posted by Stella Qi
  • Local Police joins the campaign of the DGT surveillance of damaged vehicles and use of reflective safety vest.   As indicated by the Citizen Security Delegation of Cordoba City Council, the reason for this joint campaign with the DGT is that all users of the road are aware that "prevention and prudence is not only important during circulation, but also in case of stop before a possible breakdown, by accident, or by decision of the driver ".   In this case, and in order to "guarantee the safety of the users" it is "essential", as detailed, to bear in mind the obligation to carry in the vehicle "two hazard warning triangles and at least one high visibility reflective vest", and to use said measures in case of stop, breakdown or accident.
    Jul 12, 2018 161
  • 05 Jul 2018
    If you have ever had a car accident with an animal, it has probably been with a boar, a roe deer or a dog without safety vest. These three animals account for 80% of the loss caused by collision with animals, according to a study carried out by the Pole Study Center.   Accidents with animals are not usual in the city, but when it comes to going by road or rural areas their number rises. We have so that accidents with wild boar are 35%, roe deer 25% and dogs 22%. Among the three, they account for more than 80% of the accident rate caused by the collision of vehicles against animals, according to the 'Third Report of the Pole Road Safety Study Center'. Galicia and Catalonia account for 70% of claims. As it could not be otherwise, in the communities where there is a greater fondness for hunting activities, the number of accidents will be increases. In this way, the Autonomous Communities, Castillo (35.5%), Galicia (17.6%), and Catalonia (14%) are the three that register the highest percentage of accidents against game animals.   If the study focuses on road accidents, away from any activity that is related to hunting, it follows that Burgos is the Spanish province with the highest number (7.3%) of traffic accidents by collision with animals in general, although also, in most of them, hunting animals are involved. For its part, Monteverdi is the most sinister against domestic animals presents, with 8.5 percent.   In Castillo, the roe deer is the animal that causes more than half of the losses (53%) with game animals, with a concentrated accident rate, mostly, in the months of April to August (65%). However, the wild boar, with an annual average of 38 percent, exceeds the roe deer as the main author of the accidents in the months of November to February. If they can be dressed with reflective material, it can avoid most of the accidents.   If the roe deer occupies the first position in Castillo, in Galicia it is the wild boar. These accidents are usually concentrated, mainly, in the months of November and December (84%). The roe deer is the second animal that produces more collisions (20%), even matching the wild boar in the month of May. As in Galicia, Catalonia has an almost absolute incidence of wild boar in accidents with game animals (90%), being almost non-existent the presence of other game animals.   To avoid having an accident with an animal, the Study Center Pole of Road Safety advises to reduce the speed, to practice a defensive driving in areas with risk of crossing animals and to have the lights and windscreen wipers in perfect condition. Also, avoid swerves and sudden movements.   After colliding with an animal, it is recommended to stop the vehicle, as soon as possible, in a safe place, off the road, signal the stop, put on the reflective vest, check the condition of the vehicle and call the authorities to report the fact. In addition, he points out that there is no need to approach injured animals.
    149 Posted by Stella Qi
  • If you have ever had a car accident with an animal, it has probably been with a boar, a roe deer or a dog without safety vest. These three animals account for 80% of the loss caused by collision with animals, according to a study carried out by the Pole Study Center.   Accidents with animals are not usual in the city, but when it comes to going by road or rural areas their number rises. We have so that accidents with wild boar are 35%, roe deer 25% and dogs 22%. Among the three, they account for more than 80% of the accident rate caused by the collision of vehicles against animals, according to the 'Third Report of the Pole Road Safety Study Center'. Galicia and Catalonia account for 70% of claims. As it could not be otherwise, in the communities where there is a greater fondness for hunting activities, the number of accidents will be increases. In this way, the Autonomous Communities, Castillo (35.5%), Galicia (17.6%), and Catalonia (14%) are the three that register the highest percentage of accidents against game animals.   If the study focuses on road accidents, away from any activity that is related to hunting, it follows that Burgos is the Spanish province with the highest number (7.3%) of traffic accidents by collision with animals in general, although also, in most of them, hunting animals are involved. For its part, Monteverdi is the most sinister against domestic animals presents, with 8.5 percent.   In Castillo, the roe deer is the animal that causes more than half of the losses (53%) with game animals, with a concentrated accident rate, mostly, in the months of April to August (65%). However, the wild boar, with an annual average of 38 percent, exceeds the roe deer as the main author of the accidents in the months of November to February. If they can be dressed with reflective material, it can avoid most of the accidents.   If the roe deer occupies the first position in Castillo, in Galicia it is the wild boar. These accidents are usually concentrated, mainly, in the months of November and December (84%). The roe deer is the second animal that produces more collisions (20%), even matching the wild boar in the month of May. As in Galicia, Catalonia has an almost absolute incidence of wild boar in accidents with game animals (90%), being almost non-existent the presence of other game animals.   To avoid having an accident with an animal, the Study Center Pole of Road Safety advises to reduce the speed, to practice a defensive driving in areas with risk of crossing animals and to have the lights and windscreen wipers in perfect condition. Also, avoid swerves and sudden movements.   After colliding with an animal, it is recommended to stop the vehicle, as soon as possible, in a safe place, off the road, signal the stop, put on the reflective vest, check the condition of the vehicle and call the authorities to report the fact. In addition, he points out that there is no need to approach injured animals.
    Jul 05, 2018 149
  • 26 Jun 2018
    If your child is riding a bicycle to school, follow these tips so they are safe on the trip: Wearing a helmet, a reflective vest and accompanying them for the first few days of the journey are part of the advice given by the Road Safety Agency. Help them find the best way to carry the suitcase or other things that weigh, so that they keep the balance and not risk falling. Before leaving check that the bicycle is in perfect condition, especially the wheels, the chain, the handlebar and the saddle. Accompany them during the first days so that they know the journey and gain confidence for when they should go alone. Warn them not to stop to play during the journey or to do things like releasing the handlebars. Do not wear headphones. Ask them to be aware of their surroundings, to be vigilant and to avoid talking to strangers. Keep a bag with reflective strips will be good help for the visibility. Teach your children about traffic regulations and the use of bike paths.
    159 Posted by Stella Qi
  • If your child is riding a bicycle to school, follow these tips so they are safe on the trip: Wearing a helmet, a reflective vest and accompanying them for the first few days of the journey are part of the advice given by the Road Safety Agency. Help them find the best way to carry the suitcase or other things that weigh, so that they keep the balance and not risk falling. Before leaving check that the bicycle is in perfect condition, especially the wheels, the chain, the handlebar and the saddle. Accompany them during the first days so that they know the journey and gain confidence for when they should go alone. Warn them not to stop to play during the journey or to do things like releasing the handlebars. Do not wear headphones. Ask them to be aware of their surroundings, to be vigilant and to avoid talking to strangers. Keep a bag with reflective strips will be good help for the visibility. Teach your children about traffic regulations and the use of bike paths.
    Jun 26, 2018 159
  • 23 Apr 2018
    Warm sweaters, caps, gloves and safety vests. The Muslim youth Colmar, who have been waiting for the turn of the year, have received dozens of items from the Amsterdam fashion brand Connection.   The founder of the brand, Karri, comes from Colmar. "He heard of our project through the news and decided to support us,” says Kamala of the Muslim youth. "We think we got a few thousand Euros in clothing, and we also get reflective vests."   Super cold He is very happy with the clothes. "With old and new the clothes had been very handy, when it was super cold." Now the youngsters are no longer walking, but with for example Ramadan in May, rounds are scheduled again. "And there are also T-shirts, so we can handle that."   To work In addition, the young people are thinking about extra activities such as cleaning actions in the neighborhood. "We have to look at how we do it with time," says Yesinia Diode. "We also have to work, but we think it's important that we can live together, this man has a heart of gold."   Victim role Karri Dam in high visibility clothing has to laugh a bit when he hears it. Raised even though it is not in Tarweeds, he knows the problems in the city. However, he himself is of the motto 'the glass is half full'. "There is still a tendency among Moroccan youths to dive into a victim role, but these young people do not, and I think that is very good." In 2015 Dam, now living in Amsterdam started the clothing brand with a companion.   Meet Behind Connection is a story, he says. "Zeneca is originally from Moroccan and means street, where you have to face each other, then there are no more race riots, because you meet each other. The street is where it all starts; let us make life enjoyable, regardless race, religion or sex.
    210 Posted by Stella Qi
  • Warm sweaters, caps, gloves and safety vests. The Muslim youth Colmar, who have been waiting for the turn of the year, have received dozens of items from the Amsterdam fashion brand Connection.   The founder of the brand, Karri, comes from Colmar. "He heard of our project through the news and decided to support us,” says Kamala of the Muslim youth. "We think we got a few thousand Euros in clothing, and we also get reflective vests."   Super cold He is very happy with the clothes. "With old and new the clothes had been very handy, when it was super cold." Now the youngsters are no longer walking, but with for example Ramadan in May, rounds are scheduled again. "And there are also T-shirts, so we can handle that."   To work In addition, the young people are thinking about extra activities such as cleaning actions in the neighborhood. "We have to look at how we do it with time," says Yesinia Diode. "We also have to work, but we think it's important that we can live together, this man has a heart of gold."   Victim role Karri Dam in high visibility clothing has to laugh a bit when he hears it. Raised even though it is not in Tarweeds, he knows the problems in the city. However, he himself is of the motto 'the glass is half full'. "There is still a tendency among Moroccan youths to dive into a victim role, but these young people do not, and I think that is very good." In 2015 Dam, now living in Amsterdam started the clothing brand with a companion.   Meet Behind Connection is a story, he says. "Zeneca is originally from Moroccan and means street, where you have to face each other, then there are no more race riots, because you meet each other. The street is where it all starts; let us make life enjoyable, regardless race, religion or sex.
    Apr 23, 2018 210
  • 12 Apr 2018
    It might be a bit crazy to think of high visibility clothing for the autumn if it is not even official summer, but the press was invited by H & M to view the Studio collection for the autumn and winter. Girl scene’s Emma traveled to the H & M headquarters yesterday to capture this collection, so you can get a sneak peek! Prepare for clothes with a bohemian feel. Are you curious? Look further!   H & M Studio's collection for the autumn is completely of this time. Women can wear both female and male items. We do not necessarily have to walk in dresses; we can also wear a cool suit. Even better if we combine masculine and feminine elements, for example wear a draped top with a men's jacket with reflective material!   In the autumn, H & M Studio is characterized by a playful, stylish look of the bohemian woman of the 21st century. "What appeals to me in H & M Studio for this fall are the countless choices and the bohemian feeling of the collection: it is all about feminine items with a refined, playful look that you carry with attitude", says Ann-Sofia Johansson, head of design , New Development.   Key items in the collection are the slip dress, biker reflective jacket, draped top and trousers, pilot jacket, faux fur patchwork jacket, wide trousers and cashmere knitwear. The summer colors can fall back into the closet by autumn, so you will mainly see autumn colors such as black, navy, khaki, off-white, beige and gray.
    162 Posted by Stella Qi
  • It might be a bit crazy to think of high visibility clothing for the autumn if it is not even official summer, but the press was invited by H & M to view the Studio collection for the autumn and winter. Girl scene’s Emma traveled to the H & M headquarters yesterday to capture this collection, so you can get a sneak peek! Prepare for clothes with a bohemian feel. Are you curious? Look further!   H & M Studio's collection for the autumn is completely of this time. Women can wear both female and male items. We do not necessarily have to walk in dresses; we can also wear a cool suit. Even better if we combine masculine and feminine elements, for example wear a draped top with a men's jacket with reflective material!   In the autumn, H & M Studio is characterized by a playful, stylish look of the bohemian woman of the 21st century. "What appeals to me in H & M Studio for this fall are the countless choices and the bohemian feeling of the collection: it is all about feminine items with a refined, playful look that you carry with attitude", says Ann-Sofia Johansson, head of design , New Development.   Key items in the collection are the slip dress, biker reflective jacket, draped top and trousers, pilot jacket, faux fur patchwork jacket, wide trousers and cashmere knitwear. The summer colors can fall back into the closet by autumn, so you will mainly see autumn colors such as black, navy, khaki, off-white, beige and gray.
    Apr 12, 2018 162
  • 04 Apr 2018
    Do you also have enough of paparazzi that you constantly photograph when you go out? Then pull on this scarf, jacket or blazer with reflective material before you leave to outsmart them.   The Anti-Paparazzi Collection is the nightmare of every paparazzo with a flash on his SLR camera. The garments in this collection are made piece by piece from reflective threads, which reflect the light from a flash to the camera, which makes the resulting picture completely unusable.   Now a prototype For the time being, the collection is only presented, but if there is enough enthusiasm for it, there are plans to expand the prototype into a product that can be sold through crowd funding. Chris Holmes, a DJ who regularly warms the audience before Paul McCartney climbs the stage, designed the clothing line. His reflective jacket ruined (accidentally) some photos regularly, and that gave him the idea to reinforce this effect.   Subtly anonymous The reflective clothing in the Anti-Paparazzi Collection also looks very normal. No one can tell from your gray jacket that you are secretly as death to be flashed, only when a photo is taken of you will your face disappear through the white light that your jacket gives off on the newly shot snout.
    139 Posted by Stella Qi
  • Do you also have enough of paparazzi that you constantly photograph when you go out? Then pull on this scarf, jacket or blazer with reflective material before you leave to outsmart them.   The Anti-Paparazzi Collection is the nightmare of every paparazzo with a flash on his SLR camera. The garments in this collection are made piece by piece from reflective threads, which reflect the light from a flash to the camera, which makes the resulting picture completely unusable.   Now a prototype For the time being, the collection is only presented, but if there is enough enthusiasm for it, there are plans to expand the prototype into a product that can be sold through crowd funding. Chris Holmes, a DJ who regularly warms the audience before Paul McCartney climbs the stage, designed the clothing line. His reflective jacket ruined (accidentally) some photos regularly, and that gave him the idea to reinforce this effect.   Subtly anonymous The reflective clothing in the Anti-Paparazzi Collection also looks very normal. No one can tell from your gray jacket that you are secretly as death to be flashed, only when a photo is taken of you will your face disappear through the white light that your jacket gives off on the newly shot snout.
    Apr 04, 2018 139
  • 02 Apr 2018
    On a dark December morning at 7 o’clock, an older couple walks to the bus stop without reflective clothing just outside the village. The road is unlit and narrow, and a footpath or cycle path is missing. A car comes to meet them. At the same time, a car is approaching from behind. Drama plays out in a few seconds. The man is hit from behind and dies several hours later from his injuries.   Dark clothes The investigation showed that the couple wore dark clothes. In addition, the driver who had hit the man could probably see both pedestrians more difficult because the lighting of the oncoming car obstructed his view. The lesson is clear: cyclists, students, people who walk the dog, walkers, especially in the outlying: make sure you stand out in all circumstances. Seeing and being seen in time is of vital importance in traffic.   Reflective vest Those who notice are seen before. This applies during the day, but especially in the dark, at dusk, fog and in rainy weather. Cyclists and pedestrians are wise to wear striking, preferably fluorescent clothing. A reflective vest does not cost much, but the wearer has to close it because a waving vest is clearly less visible. The visibility of a motorist can also be greatly reduced by low-lying sun, fogged or frozen car windows, or eye abnormalities such as night blindness. This is no excuse in an accident. Who, for whatever reason, has insufficient visibility, should stop driving if necessary.   Low beam Sometimes road users fall completely behind a traffic sign, an exterior mirror, or a window style of a car. Motorcyclists, moped riders, and light-moped riders can significantly increase their visibility if they not only wear eye-catching clothing, but also drive low-beam lights during the day.   New technology, such as striking daytime running lights, does not relieve the driver of his responsibility to be visible himself. Daytime running light switches on automatically when starting, but is not always sufficient for rain, fog, twilight, in the dark or in a tunnel. Yet cars also regularly drive with only their daytime running lights on. Because the dashboard lights light up, the driver believes that his dipped headlights will also light up, but he does not realize that the rear lights in combination with daytime running lights do not light up. This can lead to a life-threatening situation.   Shooting time More and more cars are equipped with safety vest automatically switched low beam. However, it is very different by car when the low beam is switched on. Particularly in the case of poor visibility during the day and in the twilight period, the lighting does not start automatically until too late. At dusk, fog or rainfall, the driver can simply turn the switch a click, so that he knows that the low beam is on.
    148 Posted by Stella Qi
  • On a dark December morning at 7 o’clock, an older couple walks to the bus stop without reflective clothing just outside the village. The road is unlit and narrow, and a footpath or cycle path is missing. A car comes to meet them. At the same time, a car is approaching from behind. Drama plays out in a few seconds. The man is hit from behind and dies several hours later from his injuries.   Dark clothes The investigation showed that the couple wore dark clothes. In addition, the driver who had hit the man could probably see both pedestrians more difficult because the lighting of the oncoming car obstructed his view. The lesson is clear: cyclists, students, people who walk the dog, walkers, especially in the outlying: make sure you stand out in all circumstances. Seeing and being seen in time is of vital importance in traffic.   Reflective vest Those who notice are seen before. This applies during the day, but especially in the dark, at dusk, fog and in rainy weather. Cyclists and pedestrians are wise to wear striking, preferably fluorescent clothing. A reflective vest does not cost much, but the wearer has to close it because a waving vest is clearly less visible. The visibility of a motorist can also be greatly reduced by low-lying sun, fogged or frozen car windows, or eye abnormalities such as night blindness. This is no excuse in an accident. Who, for whatever reason, has insufficient visibility, should stop driving if necessary.   Low beam Sometimes road users fall completely behind a traffic sign, an exterior mirror, or a window style of a car. Motorcyclists, moped riders, and light-moped riders can significantly increase their visibility if they not only wear eye-catching clothing, but also drive low-beam lights during the day.   New technology, such as striking daytime running lights, does not relieve the driver of his responsibility to be visible himself. Daytime running light switches on automatically when starting, but is not always sufficient for rain, fog, twilight, in the dark or in a tunnel. Yet cars also regularly drive with only their daytime running lights on. Because the dashboard lights light up, the driver believes that his dipped headlights will also light up, but he does not realize that the rear lights in combination with daytime running lights do not light up. This can lead to a life-threatening situation.   Shooting time More and more cars are equipped with safety vest automatically switched low beam. However, it is very different by car when the low beam is switched on. Particularly in the case of poor visibility during the day and in the twilight period, the lighting does not start automatically until too late. At dusk, fog or rainfall, the driver can simply turn the switch a click, so that he knows that the low beam is on.
    Apr 02, 2018 148
  • 29 Mar 2018
    The transition to wintertime costs more deaths and serious injuries annually, especially among pedestrians without wear reflective vest, according to Belgian research. This weekend it is dark an hour earlier at the start of the winter season. We give you tips to prevent accidents in the dark or at dusk:   Pedestrians It is vitally important that you are clearly visible as a pedestrian. Choose reflective clothing. This makes you better noticed by motorists. You can already see up to 150 meters with reflective clothing. With dark clothing, car drivers only see you from 20 meters. Look extra good when crossing. Due to the light from the headlights, it is often difficult to make eye contact. Be sure that the driver stops when you cross. Having priority does not mean that you also get this.   Cyclists Check your bike. Bicycles have reflectors and lighting. Check that all reflective material are on the bike and that the lighting is working. You will find all cycling requirements in our checklist. You can also stand out with clothing: In case of rain, twilight and in the dark, bright or light-colored clothing is the best. In the case of fog during the day, you see dark-colored clothing the best. Reflective strips also help to stand out better. Do you have children? Discuss at home how you can stand out in traffic. Make, for example, see the rebus with your child, and be seen!   Motorists Try to drive more slowly near pedestrian crossings. As a driver, you should always be able to stop for each crossing. It is always possible that a pedestrian does not have a good view of what is coming or is distracted. A pedestrian without safety vest can hide behind another pedestrian. If you stop to cross a pedestrian, it is advisable to look before you go to see if there is no other pedestrian.
    135 Posted by Stella Qi
  • The transition to wintertime costs more deaths and serious injuries annually, especially among pedestrians without wear reflective vest, according to Belgian research. This weekend it is dark an hour earlier at the start of the winter season. We give you tips to prevent accidents in the dark or at dusk:   Pedestrians It is vitally important that you are clearly visible as a pedestrian. Choose reflective clothing. This makes you better noticed by motorists. You can already see up to 150 meters with reflective clothing. With dark clothing, car drivers only see you from 20 meters. Look extra good when crossing. Due to the light from the headlights, it is often difficult to make eye contact. Be sure that the driver stops when you cross. Having priority does not mean that you also get this.   Cyclists Check your bike. Bicycles have reflectors and lighting. Check that all reflective material are on the bike and that the lighting is working. You will find all cycling requirements in our checklist. You can also stand out with clothing: In case of rain, twilight and in the dark, bright or light-colored clothing is the best. In the case of fog during the day, you see dark-colored clothing the best. Reflective strips also help to stand out better. Do you have children? Discuss at home how you can stand out in traffic. Make, for example, see the rebus with your child, and be seen!   Motorists Try to drive more slowly near pedestrian crossings. As a driver, you should always be able to stop for each crossing. It is always possible that a pedestrian does not have a good view of what is coming or is distracted. A pedestrian without safety vest can hide behind another pedestrian. If you stop to cross a pedestrian, it is advisable to look before you go to see if there is no other pedestrian.
    Mar 29, 2018 135
  • 25 Mar 2018
    White roads may remind you of snow and Christmas. However, who knows, in a few years time, we will also be driving over white asphalt. They have already started in North Holland. Why?   Imagine: on a warm day, you wear a black t-shirt without reflective tape. Immediately you notice that you get very hot. The solution is simple: a white t-shirt. White actually fires the heat, while black absorbs the heat. Exactly that is the idea behind the white roads. In Los Angeles, experiments took place in the spring. In the neighborhood of the new roads, it was no less than ten degrees cooler.   In the Netherlands too Piet designs motorways in the Netherlands. He has been enthusiastic about white roads for some time. He helped create the new roads in North Holland and laid a road this week in Leek in Groningen. He is busy making the rest of the Dutch asphalt whiter.   He wears reflective clothing and does not do that like the Americans. They simply paint a white layer over the road, but according to Citra, it quickly wears away. He therefore mixes the asphalt with very fine white gravel. When many cars drive over it, the white appears slowly.   Because it is getting hotter in the Netherlands in the summer, the new roads can cool down a bit. In addition, they are also useful in the winter. In the dark, you see a cyclist in safety vest much better when he cycles on a white road, than when driving on gray asphalt. In this way, the street lighting does not have to be so bright anymore. In addition, that of course saves energy. Two birds with one stone!
    136 Posted by Stella Qi
  • White roads may remind you of snow and Christmas. However, who knows, in a few years time, we will also be driving over white asphalt. They have already started in North Holland. Why?   Imagine: on a warm day, you wear a black t-shirt without reflective tape. Immediately you notice that you get very hot. The solution is simple: a white t-shirt. White actually fires the heat, while black absorbs the heat. Exactly that is the idea behind the white roads. In Los Angeles, experiments took place in the spring. In the neighborhood of the new roads, it was no less than ten degrees cooler.   In the Netherlands too Piet designs motorways in the Netherlands. He has been enthusiastic about white roads for some time. He helped create the new roads in North Holland and laid a road this week in Leek in Groningen. He is busy making the rest of the Dutch asphalt whiter.   He wears reflective clothing and does not do that like the Americans. They simply paint a white layer over the road, but according to Citra, it quickly wears away. He therefore mixes the asphalt with very fine white gravel. When many cars drive over it, the white appears slowly.   Because it is getting hotter in the Netherlands in the summer, the new roads can cool down a bit. In addition, they are also useful in the winter. In the dark, you see a cyclist in safety vest much better when he cycles on a white road, than when driving on gray asphalt. In this way, the street lighting does not have to be so bright anymore. In addition, that of course saves energy. Two birds with one stone!
    Mar 25, 2018 136
  • 21 Mar 2018
    It is December 21, the shortest day of the year. Let light, early dark. It is all the more important for traffic and cyclists to stand out in traffic. Even the dog can put a light or reflective tape on the collar.   When Rite pulled on her reflective jacket three years ago, her daughter laughed at her. Is not that a bit exaggerated, and then asked her. "Nowadays she does not say anything about it anymore and she goes on the street in a well-lit way,” says Heymans, who is taking a walk along the Liberation Path on the border between Rosalyn and Den Bosch with José Heave this cold December evening. They wear a yellow vest.   While the women from Rosalyn talk about the usefulness of their reflective clothing, a group of runners passes by. Yellow and red lights flicker in the darkness. Some have their arms covered with reflective strips. A little, further a red light flashes around the neck of a dog.   It is striking in these dark days: many walkers and runners wear fluorescent clothing and even dogs are clearly visible. Very good, but the cyclists stay behind. That turned out last month, when the police in Den Bosch wrote more than fifty fines for driving without light in a few days. She already announced that she would continue to carry out inspections in the context of the national campaign I am falling on.   However, the animal department in Den Bosch has also increased the demand for lighting or safety vest for animals, says employee Patrick Tile. In the case, there is a shelf for decorated: from safety lights to luminous harnesses and illuminated collars that can be charged via a USB stick. "The products are getting smaller and easier to carry," explains Tile the increasing demand. "The safety of an animal is just as important as ours."  
    165 Posted by Stella Qi
  • It is December 21, the shortest day of the year. Let light, early dark. It is all the more important for traffic and cyclists to stand out in traffic. Even the dog can put a light or reflective tape on the collar.   When Rite pulled on her reflective jacket three years ago, her daughter laughed at her. Is not that a bit exaggerated, and then asked her. "Nowadays she does not say anything about it anymore and she goes on the street in a well-lit way,” says Heymans, who is taking a walk along the Liberation Path on the border between Rosalyn and Den Bosch with José Heave this cold December evening. They wear a yellow vest.   While the women from Rosalyn talk about the usefulness of their reflective clothing, a group of runners passes by. Yellow and red lights flicker in the darkness. Some have their arms covered with reflective strips. A little, further a red light flashes around the neck of a dog.   It is striking in these dark days: many walkers and runners wear fluorescent clothing and even dogs are clearly visible. Very good, but the cyclists stay behind. That turned out last month, when the police in Den Bosch wrote more than fifty fines for driving without light in a few days. She already announced that she would continue to carry out inspections in the context of the national campaign I am falling on.   However, the animal department in Den Bosch has also increased the demand for lighting or safety vest for animals, says employee Patrick Tile. In the case, there is a shelf for decorated: from safety lights to luminous harnesses and illuminated collars that can be charged via a USB stick. "The products are getting smaller and easier to carry," explains Tile the increasing demand. "The safety of an animal is just as important as ours."  
    Mar 21, 2018 165
  • 17 Apr 2017
    Created in November, the Smartphone application Safe Bode has a hundred registered drivers, divided into twenty stations across Kampala. Drivers all wear reflective clothing when drive the motorcycle.   Fast and cheap, "bode bode" (motorcycle taxis) plying the congested streets of Kampala, the Ugandan capital, are also very dangerous. Safe Bode, a local startup, wants to make more convenient via mobile by linking the model decried Uber, and especially safer.   These taxis to two wheels were born after independence, on the border between Kenya and Uganda where carrying cargo or passengers in the no-man’s land bicycles between the two border posts. Hence the name "border-to-border" (border to border), the local pronunciation turned it into bode through the Africa East.   Cheaper than taxis, playing traffic jams that congest the Ugandan capital, they are notorious as involved in many serious accidents. Nearly 40% of injuries treated at Malaga National Hospital in Kampala originate accident bode, according to a joint study in 2010 by the hospital and the Ugandan Miserere University. An accident, there are six, who has long been unable to work , Silver, 36, took over his job about which earns him 20,000 Ugandan shillings per day (6 Euros), slightly more than either the estimated average wage in the country.   Silver reflective tape now wants to join the ranks of Safe Bode. "Bode have the bad reputation" admits co-founder of the start-up, Ricky Rapa Thomson, 28, himself bode driver for four years and organizes city tours to bike. "We want to say that bode are safe. Forging us a good reputation, we will attract more customers and win more money. "   Jumna, 32, who for six years slaloming between the potholes Kampala’s with one or more passengers clinging behind him, joined Safe Bode shortly after its launch. Since then, the father of four ensures have gained new regular customers and pocketing 10,000 shillings (3 Euros) every day.   Created in November, Safe Bode has a hundred registered drivers, divided into twenty stations across the city, located and reachable by customers through an application on mobile phone. Each driver receives Safe Bode driving lessons, maintenance of his motorcycle, a training client service and a first aid training course provided by the Uganda Red Cross. In exchange for a weekly fee of 10,000 shillings, they receive a Smartphone, a reflective vest and two helmets - one for themselves and one for their client.   Safe Bode was quickly identified as the "Uber motorcycle taxis." A paradoxical nickname as the US giant linking with car transportation with drivers is accused of circumventing the strict regulations surrounding the professions and taxi drivers in developed countries. Ugandan society, meanwhile, says the contrary will create a safer environment in a profession devoid of rules across Africa.
    205 Posted by Stella Qi
  • Created in November, the Smartphone application Safe Bode has a hundred registered drivers, divided into twenty stations across Kampala. Drivers all wear reflective clothing when drive the motorcycle.   Fast and cheap, "bode bode" (motorcycle taxis) plying the congested streets of Kampala, the Ugandan capital, are also very dangerous. Safe Bode, a local startup, wants to make more convenient via mobile by linking the model decried Uber, and especially safer.   These taxis to two wheels were born after independence, on the border between Kenya and Uganda where carrying cargo or passengers in the no-man’s land bicycles between the two border posts. Hence the name "border-to-border" (border to border), the local pronunciation turned it into bode through the Africa East.   Cheaper than taxis, playing traffic jams that congest the Ugandan capital, they are notorious as involved in many serious accidents. Nearly 40% of injuries treated at Malaga National Hospital in Kampala originate accident bode, according to a joint study in 2010 by the hospital and the Ugandan Miserere University. An accident, there are six, who has long been unable to work , Silver, 36, took over his job about which earns him 20,000 Ugandan shillings per day (6 Euros), slightly more than either the estimated average wage in the country.   Silver reflective tape now wants to join the ranks of Safe Bode. "Bode have the bad reputation" admits co-founder of the start-up, Ricky Rapa Thomson, 28, himself bode driver for four years and organizes city tours to bike. "We want to say that bode are safe. Forging us a good reputation, we will attract more customers and win more money. "   Jumna, 32, who for six years slaloming between the potholes Kampala’s with one or more passengers clinging behind him, joined Safe Bode shortly after its launch. Since then, the father of four ensures have gained new regular customers and pocketing 10,000 shillings (3 Euros) every day.   Created in November, Safe Bode has a hundred registered drivers, divided into twenty stations across the city, located and reachable by customers through an application on mobile phone. Each driver receives Safe Bode driving lessons, maintenance of his motorcycle, a training client service and a first aid training course provided by the Uganda Red Cross. In exchange for a weekly fee of 10,000 shillings, they receive a Smartphone, a reflective vest and two helmets - one for themselves and one for their client.   Safe Bode was quickly identified as the "Uber motorcycle taxis." A paradoxical nickname as the US giant linking with car transportation with drivers is accused of circumventing the strict regulations surrounding the professions and taxi drivers in developed countries. Ugandan society, meanwhile, says the contrary will create a safer environment in a profession devoid of rules across Africa.
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  • 21 Dec 2016
    Periodically some time for traffic police in safety vest carry out actions that aim to eliminate the traffic person sitting down behind the wheel at double the gas.   On Monday early morning on the road - Stanomino launched another such action. Fortunately, not one is arrested in a state of intoxication. And also some people will wear reflective clothing on the road because the poor visibility of early morning with heavy fog.   In addition, traffic police officers equipped the person walking in reflective vests instructing about having to wear reflective elements outside built-up areas with poor visibility.
    178 Posted by Stella Qi
  • Periodically some time for traffic police in safety vest carry out actions that aim to eliminate the traffic person sitting down behind the wheel at double the gas.   On Monday early morning on the road - Stanomino launched another such action. Fortunately, not one is arrested in a state of intoxication. And also some people will wear reflective clothing on the road because the poor visibility of early morning with heavy fog.   In addition, traffic police officers equipped the person walking in reflective vests instructing about having to wear reflective elements outside built-up areas with poor visibility.
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  • 10 Nov 2016
    For this school year, parents should incorporate a host of parameters to well equip their offspring. And the safety vest is an essential element. Furthermore the weight distribution of books and the back support in the child, the issue of visibility on the way to school is also crucial. In Germany, the legislator has long taken the lead. A law requires manufacturers to equip the back and sides schoolbags at least 10% of reflective material. Moreover, the bag must comprise at least 20% of fluorescent materials. "Every year, road safety advocates buying retro reflective tape to paste on school bags," explains the director of road safety, Isabelle. "We also run a campaign with small snowmen to hang bag back of reflective fabric or elsewhere. They are sold to municipalities which then distribute to their students, "she says. The presence of reflective surfaces on the satchel or clothing can identify a silhouette to 150 meters in the dark. A big difference because the car lights will allow seeing a figure at 30 meters.
    367 Posted by Stella Qi
  • For this school year, parents should incorporate a host of parameters to well equip their offspring. And the safety vest is an essential element. Furthermore the weight distribution of books and the back support in the child, the issue of visibility on the way to school is also crucial. In Germany, the legislator has long taken the lead. A law requires manufacturers to equip the back and sides schoolbags at least 10% of reflective material. Moreover, the bag must comprise at least 20% of fluorescent materials. "Every year, road safety advocates buying retro reflective tape to paste on school bags," explains the director of road safety, Isabelle. "We also run a campaign with small snowmen to hang bag back of reflective fabric or elsewhere. They are sold to municipalities which then distribute to their students, "she says. The presence of reflective surfaces on the satchel or clothing can identify a silhouette to 150 meters in the dark. A big difference because the car lights will allow seeing a figure at 30 meters.
    Nov 10, 2016 367