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If you like black bear, live in the winter of dangerous, says Larraine. That is why the Miss Switzerland will soon generate more safety on the road.

"Look, if you wear in the dark only black that can be dangerous on the road," Larraine explains the message of the awareness campaign, the Canton police Freiburg. From November the Miss Switzerland radiates from posters in their home canton and advises the public to attract bright and reflective clothing when they are out after sunset.

The pink, reflective dress she wears on the campaign subject, there is, however, not to buy. "It has been specially made for me," she says, "and I was allowed to keep it." At a preventive use it will not come: The part hangs currently with her in the closet.

Uncertain future

There are projects of reflective material like this that are the 23-year-old at heart: "I am happy when I can do things that might change a little bit the world." And it is also what the task of modern Miss Switzerland is since the choice was taken in summer by entrepreneur Guido. Instead of beauty and entertainment charity and commitment have ever since been on the agenda of the official holders. But sponsors can therefore no longer be attracted.

"So far I have invested more than five million francs [out of pocket]," Florin reveals in the latest issue of "Schweitzer Illustrierte", "if we fail to make the choice on a broader ownership, we must decide whether I am committed again "until the beginning month said Nick Schwab, media spokesman for the Miss Switzerland organization against the Switzerland on Sunday." As long as Guido Florin is the owner of the Miss Switzerland is a remain "Should Florin the line Make the image of Miss could be so changed again, as PR expert Ferris Buhler or 3+ boss Dominick Kaiser recently demanded.

Part-time Miss Switzerland

If and when a change of leadership is pending, is currently unclear. Larraine Salina one-year term would end in November, but because no successor was chosen because of uncertain financing still makes only times further. However, it is may be only until February 100 percent Miss Switzerland.

"It was from the beginning, my deadline," explains Laureate in reflective dress, "I go back to university and want to finish my archeology degree." "I do not know when the next election will be, and that's no longer my business," she says.


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Not only shoes, but also t-shirts, pants, bra and stockings is important. Because even the reflective clothing is that you wear while running can help you improve performance. Or move you to give up.

L' clothing to wear during the race is critical: the use of inadequate leaders may negatively impact performance. A non-breathable mesh, for example, may result in excessive sweating, while not appropriate socks might be responsible for annoying blisters that will lead them to abandon the training sooner than you planned.

I've always preferred tanks and t-shirt read, not too tight and soft, which the skin to breathe and cool the overheated body from the race. In case of rain do not be discouraged: a technical jacket made with reflective fabric will protect you from the water, but at the same time leave the sweat evaporates keeping the body dry. Avoid waterproof garments that retain moisture, cool the body and, in contrast to what many may think, do not help at all to burn more fat!

As for the pants are preferred those tight, is which in addition to absorb the sweat keeping your muscles warm. In the market there are different lengths, above or below the knee or ankle and with support bands. Almost all models are equipped with micro-pockets with zip useful heat sealed to contain keys and even devices to listen to music while exercising. Those who prefer can also wear classic high-cut model, perfect in summer.

Do not underestimate the importance of a proper bra to protect and sustain during the race. In many cases there are top with incorporator bra. Even socks or other reflective material product have a fundamental role to prevent the occurrence of troublesome (and painful) blisters. During training forget the classic cotton sock and prefer technical socks, thin instep and thicker on the plant.


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Transportation safety events with a focus on motorcyclists took place on Saturday in connection with the holding of motorcycle racing. Policemen time not only punished for traffic offenses, but all motorcyclists to give free reflective material suspenders.

One of a group of policemen Cross Road and stopped the motorcyclist just arriving. "Good day, sir drivers, please see your papers..." This time it is not just a classic roadside check, but preventive action.

"This is a traffic safety event focusing on motorcyclists in connection with the holding of motorcycle racing. It is also associated with the actions of the Police Presidium focused on motorcycles because of frequent accidents. When it is distributed reflective braces motorcyclists to be more visible in traffic, "he explained from the Transport Inspectorate. 


So motorcyclist, whom police stopped receiving the package with a bright green suspenders. As stated by Martin of traffic inspectorate, during the daylong event handed out a total of 28 braces. They got it and those who have committed a traffic offense. "Drivers often were hatching; they are getting something for free. But we have seen a positive response actions liked, "said Harden in reflective vest.


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To continue their cycling or bike commuting in the winter months requires discipline and workout clothes with reflective tape. Here is the news from the Craft Sportswear; workout clothes for cyclists who are not slopes for winter weather.

Among the news Craft Sportswear presents for the winter are collections Movement Rain, Siberian and Escape. There are three collections that are developed and designed for joggers and bike commuters who want to have a good protection against wind and rain in the winter.

The ranges of accessories are reflective fabric gloves, helmet and protective booties.

Move rain jacket. Lightweight jacket is that resists wind and rain with reflective print for better visibility. Move thermal jersey. Soft and warm cycling jersey pocket are in full length and pockets on the back. A warm jacket with a napped inside that protects well against rain and wind. The jacket is the perfect outer layer when winter days are cold.  Escape the rain jacket. Very light wind and waterproof cycling jacket with taped seams and openings in the sides. It’s made of thin, elastic material and fits easily in bike jersey back pocket. Reflecting details is that provide good visibility in the dark.

Siberian glove

Wind and water resistant glove with fleece lining for cycling in cold conditions. Ergonomically shaped for optimal is fit. Silicone palm provides optimum grip. Cuffs with Velcro closure and reflective material for extra visibility

Colors: Flamingo and black.

Rain helmet cover

Wind and waterproof protection to put on the helmet to protect against wind and rain and that makes you more visible in traffic.


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It is mandatory that is yellow, and must also have bands of retro reflective material.

From January 1, all vehicles must carry a reflective vest, as it seeks to reduce traffic accidents and violations of drivers when they descend cars.

Those who do not comply with the regulations will be committing a misdemeanor and must pay a fine ranging between 0.2 to 0.5 UTM.

In order to comply with the law, it is necessary to be clear about the characteristics of the vest must carry.

Features safety vest

-Material Fluorescent yellow

He must have bands of retro reflective material of a width greater than 50mm

-The Vest must be in a location accessible from inside the vehicle, so the driver to exit the car do with this element.

According to the decree, these alternatives can be used:

Two horizontal bands along the torso separated by a minimum distance of 50mm and bands that join the upper torso band from front to back, going through each shoulder.

-A Horizontal band is encircling the torso, and bands that join it from front to back over each shoulder. You should also keep 50mm distance.

Two horizontal bands are encircling the torso, separated by a minimum distance of 50 mm. The bottom of the lower band should be at a minimum distance of 50 mm from the lower edge of the reflective vest.


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"Make you visible" is one of the recommendations made by the Association Prevention Router for all cyclists. The ORTLIEB brand has found the light solution for waterproof bags: the new High Visibility collection.

The preventive cyclist often wears clear clothing and retro-reflective material. The Ortles brand extended its signaling to the bicycle saddlebags. Indeed, the latter are designed from a yellow fluorescence and black material, but also reflective strips on each side of the saddlebags in order to be well seen by other users. Moreover, the fabric that composes them is completely crossed by an extremely luminous reflective thread. Day and night, the cyclist can be spotted on 360 °. Another major advantage of this collection is that the bags are 100% waterproof thanks to the waterproof thermoplastic coatings inside the bags.

The pair of Front-Roller bags is positioned on a front rack, while the pair of Back-Roller bags is installed on a rear rack. These bags with reflective tape have several characteristics such as:

Significant visibility over several kilometers

Extremely high degree of sealing

A Quick-Lock 2.1 rack fastening system that simplifies the installation and un-installation of the panniers while optimizing their stability

Adaptability on any luggage rack up to 16 mm in diameter

An adjustable strap for carrying bags

A winding closure system

A volume of 50 liters for the pair of Front-Roller bags

A volume of 80 liters for the pair of Back-Roller bags

The Ultimate6 M is the reference for the handle bag. In the High Visibility collection, it brings even more visibility for cyclists. Its characteristics are as follows:

Extremely reflective fabric

A very high seal

Click-Fix bracket is really solid and practical for its installation and un-installation

Compatibility with conical handlebars up to a diameter of 31.8 mm

A removable strap for carrying the bag

A magnetic closure system with lockable lid

A volume of 7 liters can hold a load of 3 kilos.


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Anyone traveling on snow and ice with the wheel, which come to meet the producers: More and more winter tires are sold for bicycles. Experts clarify whether this purchase is worthwhile and what is there to consider when snow still rides. Winter riding is cold and dangerous, driver always wear safety vest and warm clothing to keep safe.

1. Maintenance

Cold, moisture and road salt to make the bicycle art to provide - and the model is still so robust. The bike expert Ulf Hoffmann from the Sifting Ware test recommends in the book "The Bicycle Book", the Bowden cables to lubricate well with thin oil or Teflon grease so that brake circuit and not be stiff. Greased includes screws and levers as well as the bicycle lock, so they do not freeze up in frosty temperatures. Little help there, however, if the chain slips. This can happen quite quickly in slush when ice is between the cracks. Therefore, the General German Bicycle Club recommends that before each trip to check brakes and light, the wheel more often to clean - especially the chain, which must then be oiled again afterwards.

2. Winter tires

An obligation for snow tires for bicycles, there is not, it means the ADFC. But more and more cyclists equip volunteer to: "The proportion of winter tires for cyclists has increased," said the spokesman of the manufacturer Continental, Klaus Engelhard. Most of the commercial models have a special lug pattern that grips well in the snow, with ice and snow, but offers little friction. For driving on packed snow and ice advises retailers to tires with spikes - with small pins made of metal or carbide.

3. Traffic Regulations

The risk of falling in winter trips by bike is particularly high. But damages to fallen cyclists only be expected if the municipality has neglected its winter service, cited the legal expert of the ADFC, Roland chicken, from a judgment. Bike paths need only be cleared or sprinkled if they are considered important traffic. Or it is a dangerous section of road, slow experience has shown that the cyclist, dodge or change its direction of travel. For road mouths of law expert warns chicken Caution: Do not fall automatically into this category. A judgment of the Federal Administrative Court states also: If a bike path not scattered or free of ice and snow, the road, however, already, the cyclists must also street dodge.

4. Clothing

The optimal outerwear for cyclists who are traveling even at freezing temperatures, should be loud ADFC "be thin and breathable, windproof and water-repellent". Ulf Hoffmann, the onion principle advises: ". If possible, draw several layers one above the other," He keeps fleece clothing for the best solution. In addition, there are shorts that will protect against the legs and shins by water- and windproof material from cooling down.

Be seen mainly: When choosing the clothes the rule applies. "Therefore necessarily reflective clothing or a reflective vest attract" advises Hoffmann. "The gloves should be provided with reflectors." So in the dark hands are better perceived before turning. Thus, the head stays warm and dry, advises Hoffmann on the helmet or seal open face with tape.

5. Light

At present, the sun rises shortly after 8am on and about 17 pm under. People who drive to commute to work by bicycle; it therefore should do well lit. The Hoffmann Foundation holds a hub dynamo for the first choice: No loading, no battery change.

Dynamo headlamps are commonly referred to as reliability, low maintenance, and as always ready for use. Even if the cyclist must stop at a traffic light, the lamp remains lit thanks light function. The Sifting Ware test recommends paying attention to additional functions: To offer some lamps, a special daytime running lights or a USB port, can be supplied with power via the while driving Smartphone or Navies.

The advantage of the battery and battery headlamps is that they offer strong light in the state permanently evenly. However, the batteries must be recharged periodically - either via a USB port or power plug. Nevertheless Hoffmann recommended using battery-powered LED lights with reflective material next to the Dynamo: "They provide an extra margin of safety."


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250 reflective vests distributed to police cyclists from Toss County during roadside checks. Reflectors were purchased from the funds at the disposal of the Commission on Security and Order, the Council acting Toss County.

"Safe cyclist" is the title of the shares in which will distribute 250 police reflective vests wheeler enthusiasts. The project inaugurated Stanislaw, and the governor. Marias Janie, Deputy Chief of the District Police. He has help to avoid accidents with cyclists in the lead role, the more quickly it gets dark current and dark clothing does not help motorists perceive wheelers on the road. – reflective safety vest, in addition to the bike properly equipped with the necessary lighting, is intended to improve the safety of cyclists and other road users - Wicca tells Andrew, head of the Department of Civil Affairs and Crisis Management.

Organizers of the Safe biker hope that handed vests do not hang on the proverbial pin. They call even; glare to become an integral part of the equipment of the cyclist and pedestrian. At the same time remember that the rules applied to the pedestrian required to have reflective material elements at night outside built-up.

According to Andrew, the idea of ​​taking action within the framework of the "Safe Cyclist" was born in the Commission on Security and Order in 2012. It forms part of implemented since 2003 a program of crime prevention and the protection of public safety and public order "Safe Toss County."


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Police in safety vest reiterates its appeal to drivers to exercise caution when traveling. Let us remember the way during demanding driving conditions. Slippery driving conditions, fog, heavy traffic, insufficient distance between vehicles, and unfortunately excessive speed are the most common causes of road accidents.

The big happiness can say 37 year old in charge Renault Megan, which is in the village of Wolli probably going too fast, he lost control of the vehicle, entered the ditch which resulted in a rollover car. Fortunately, both in charge and 17 years old female passenger not have had a serious injury.

Remember that many traffic incidents can be prevented. Even driving roads, expressways or highways, where the speed limit is quite high you should always use common sense and in spite of the possibilities of dynamic driving, keep all possible safety precautions. If you are on the road appear haze it already should be a signal for the driver to slow down. Be careful. With limited visibility air should enable lights to be more visible to other traffic participants. But above all, you must go slower.

Let us remember!

DRIVER - should reduce speed, adapt to the road conditions, and pay attention to the behavior of other road users, especially children. Especially when you pass around schools, bus stops. Let us remember the children are able to act reckless, look ahead at the road straight into an oncoming car. Therefore, it is worth remembering that in the vicinity of schools, health centers, kindergartens, bus stops, etc. Definitely reduce speed and exercise extreme caution.

Not to become a participant in a collision or traffic accident should reduce speed in mind that braking on a slippery surface considerably longer. To avoid collision with the rear of the preceding vehicle so you should increase the distance between vehicles. You have to remember that by the rapid movement of the steering wheel or by sudden braking or acceleration can skid. If the vehicle is not equipped with ABS, it is recommended that the brakes in order not to cause a break traction.

As a reminder of the obligations, it’s under Article 19 of the Law on Road Traffic. The obligation to drive at a speed that provides control of the vehicle, taking into account the conditions in which the movement takes place, in particular: the terrain, the status and visibility of the road condition and the load of the vehicle, weather conditions and traffic, inhibit in a way that does not cause traffic safety hazards or difficulties, the time interval necessary to avoid a collision in the event of braking or stopping preceding vehicle.

PEDESTRIANS - from 31 August 2014 year, every foot moving after dark on the road outside the built-up area has to wear a reflective vest. We should remember that this provision is primarily intended to protect pedestrians in front of the deductions. Common sense (not only legal provision) suggests that the person who moves the shoulder after dark for their own safety should wear a reflective vest or have any reflective element placed in a visible spot for drivers.

Reflective element makes pedestrians visible even from a distance of 150m, which beat the vehicle is approx. 7 seconds, allowing the driver to prepare for a passing maneuver. In contrast, only approx. 1-2 seconds the driver when the pedestrian does not have a reflective vest. Unfortunately, many vulnerable road users who ignore that fact and continue to move after dark without a reflective material element or unlit bike, thinking that in time manage to avoid the danger.

Pedestrians should be aware of obligations under Article. If there is no shoulder or temporarily cannot use it, a pedestrian can use the road, subject to occupy a place as close to the edge and keep clear space vehicle. Running on the side of the road or pedestrian is obliged to go to the left side of the road one by one. Pedestrians are prohibited from entering the roadway outside the vehicle or other obstacle limiting the visibility of the road, firing step or stopping without a legitimate need while crossing the road.


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From September each foot, which after dark is moving outside built-up must have reflective elements. Until recently, such an obligation was only children. After the changes warrant this also applies to adults. Moving on the road at dusk outside the built-up area, we must have a reflective vest, armband fluorescent or light - he explains mі.

The more reflective elements are the better. - Do not be ashamed to wear them - marks the policeman. This increases the safety of all road users. - A pedestrian who do not have reflective clothes fluorescent elements is seen by the driver only from a distance of 20-30 meters. It does not give the teacher a vehicle virtually no chance to react.

Those not complying with the new rules threaten the mandate penalty ranging from 20 to 500 dollars. Pedestrians have the right to move without reflective material only on the sidewalk.

At the same time the driver should ensure that the lighting in their vehicles functioned flawlessly. - The lights must be set well and the headlamps clean - adds Mark.


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