Two-and-a-half thousand crowns can be expensive for the evening walkers on the road from Saturday. If they are not retrofitted outside the village, they risk a fine. The amendment to the law seeks to reduce the number of people with cars.

In the first weeks of the amendment to the Road Traffic Act, the police will focus on prevention rather than on pedestrians. "We are planning dozens of events in the region where we want to inform pedestrians about new duties and to give them objects in reflective design," police Panel said.

The first reflective tapes, bags and vests were handed out by policemen in Brno on Thursday. They stopped and informed about thirty people. "Few of them knew about the change in law," said Swab, and recommended to wear well-visible clothing accessories not only outside the village, but also within them.

Also in schools

The police action was also awarded by Dagmar, who took off the reflective tape. "When a man is in black on gray asphalt, he can hardly see him tonight," she said.

Information about the novel does not extend to South Moravia only by police officers, but also by schools. For example, in elementary school in Brno, teachers are explaining new responsibilities to pupils these days. "Many parents did not register the law at all," said director Jana. She added that they had made good visible elements for school events to borrow to the pupils.

The amendment to the law requires pedestrians to use reflective elements when walking along the roadside or on the outskirts of the road outside the village. According to the visibility of the reflective material is two hundred meters at night, while a blue-haired man is seen at about a tenth of a distance. At ninety kilometers an hour, the car's braking distance is about forty meters. "We therefore welcome the obligation to wear reflective elements," said regional coordinator Basil.

The amendment to the Act, however, is uncontroversial. When a pedestrian without a reflective element collides with a car, it is the driver who bears the blame because it does not adapt the speed to the road conditions. A poorly visible person in a conflict risks only a fine in terms of law. "In practice, it means that I can never drive ninety after the district roads at night, because I have to count on the fact that someone is not illuminated," Mike said.

Stronger neighbors

An even stricter law has been in force in Slovakia since 2014. Pedestrians must wear reflective elements on the road regardless of whether they are moving in or out of the village. "At first, people complained, but now they have no problem," said Mike.

The efforts to improve the safety of pedestrians have been felt by some traders for the revenue. "Reflective elements are sold about twice as much as before," said Yvette, a salesman at Brno's Workwear Store.

Last year, the police in the South Moravian region recorded four hundred and thirteen drops of cars with a pedestrian. "Of these, two hundred and twenty-two happened in Brno," Swab said. Over forty percents of pedestrian collisions took place at pedestrian crossings. Fall of cars with pedestrians is increasing every year.