Motorists should when traveling in Europe to pay attention to whether they have a safety vest


in the car. In many countries, it is compulsory, often under the threat of fines tisícových.
  Most recently - from April 30 - are obliged to wear a reflective vest in Slovenia. Local measures include among our countries, where the vest is mandatory, the most lenient. The driver must wear it whenever on the highway or expressway exits in an accident or breakdown car.
  A similar situation in Slovenia is in Belgium, Italy, Romania, and from this year also in Luxembourg and Hungary. Yet there are differences - Hungarian police have the power to collect fines on the spot in cash, the potential fine is paid and the payment order must be paid within 15 days. In Italy must also use a reflective vest passengers, unless in case of an accident or breakdown leaving the vehicle.
  Stricter conditions apply from 2005 in neighboring Austria. Outside the village, a driver must always wear a reflective vestin a situation where you need to stand behind the vehicle warning triangle, on highways and expressways whenever he moves out of the car. In addition, the obligation to carry with him a vest. For infringement of these rules threatens sanctions theoretically up to 5,000 euros, in reality, the penalty ranges from 14 to 36 euros (about 350 to 900 CZK). According to the Austrian Automobile Club ÖAMTC is usually stored in a lower rate.
   A similar situation in Austria is in a typical summer destination of Czech drivers - Croatia's obligation extended to both automobile drivers and motorcyclists on for its violation but currently there are no sanctions.
  In the Czech Republic, according to Government Regulation 168/2002 Coll. vest part of the mandatory equipment service vehicles. Just to company vehicles are also subject to the obligation reflective clothing in Germany.
  As has rightly vest look, defines the European standard EN 471. If this standard corresponds to the vest, it should be indicated on the label along with other information about the product. Although many countries are not obliged to have or use a reflective vest, transportation experts agree that with regard to their own safety unforeseeable events, it is always better to have it within reach.