Amendments to traffic regulations for reflective clothing for drivers

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Interior Ministry proposes to oblige drivers to wear reflective clothing at night or in low visibility conditions, the press center of the Ministry.

The interior Ministry has prepared a draft government resolution on introducing amendments to traffic Rules. The document suggests that when you stop on the road in the dark or in poor visibility the driver before stepping out of the car, must wear a special jacket, vest or vest-cloak with strips of reflective material.

The need for such innovations is confirmed by the statistics, said the interior Ministry. According to authorities, in recent years the number of assaults on drivers, emerged from the car, increased during the first six months of this year such accidents were 66, which is five percent more than last year.

In most cases, the drivers were on the roadway in dark clothing with no reflective elements that do not allow other road users time to notice them and prevent accidents.

The interior Ministry also noted that such requirement is mandatory in many European countries and the positive experience of these countries also confirms the feasibility of innovations.

Now the draft decree is in the process of public discussion on the Single portal for posting information about the development of the Federal bodies of Executive power projects of normative legal acts and results of their public discussion.