What does a vest on a standing car mirror mean


For quite a long time, you can meet on the road motorists who wear reflective vests. They must be in every car.

Sometimes you can find a reflective vest, hanging on the rearview mirror of the vehicle. It is used as a hanger, it is easier to put in the car, it does not get dirty once again.

It turns out it is not just like that, it’s a sign from the driver that he needs help. Invented it and brought truckers to life. Unfortunately, not everyone knows about this attraction of attention.

Breakdowns on the roads are not uncommon. The battery has run out, fuel has run out, the cooling system has broken, coolant leaked, engine, box or undercarriage malfunction and any other. The driver cannot be in one place or catch a passing car. Hanging a vest on the mirror, he can go about his business and wait for help.

So it is important for drivers to prepare a reflective vest in the car.

And the vest must comply with the standard, which means that special high visibility clothing must have:

Two horizontal bands of retro-reflective material around the torso at a distance of at least 50 mm apart. The upper band should be connected to the vertical light-rotating strips through the shoulders, the lower band on the torso is located at least 50 mm from the bottom of the vest.

The variant with one horizontal stripe around the belt is also allowed, the other requirements are the same.

And another alternative, when there are no vertical stripes, and the rest of the requirements are the same.

What does a vest on a standing car mirror mean

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