Almost overnight, it has become autumnal this week, and the cloudy and wet weather also brings increased risks on the roads with it. Above all, pedestrians are at risk. The police warning for increased caution.
The roads are wet and reflect, the visibility is poor, the road is slippery: That's why up to two-thirds of all traffic accidents happen with pedestrians in the fall and winter months.
Pedestrians often too late to be seen
In dusk and darkness, pedestrians often recognized late, the wet roads extend the braking distance. Especially the changing road conditions have to be taken into account here - from the dry to the wet road and here to choose the speed accordingly.
But even the pedestrians can do something to make sure they are seen as early as possible. Of course, it makes sense now when it gets darker, to wear brighter clothes, also safety vests and reflective clothing. Pedestrian with something reflective, the driver can see him from about 150 meters away, but the pedestrian dressed dark, it is usually only a few meters.
Tightening at the beginning of the school
First and foremost, it is necessary to adapt the speedwell to the road conditions and traffic, again especially in the school to comply with the 30s zones and children to pay attention.
But anyone who wants to prevent accidents must also be able to recognize dangers with all their senses. It also makes sense to omit headphones and mobile phones and focus primarily on road traffic.