Safe on the road - on foot, by car or as a cyclist

No lighting, dark clothes - that's not how you see them!
No lighting, dark clothes - that's not how you see them in traffic!
In the winter months, it is important to make yourself visible to other road users. This is a prerequisite, to say the least, not to get under the wheels.

In the winter months, it is important to make yourself visible to other road users. This is a prerequisite, to say the least, not to get under the wheels.

Unfortunately most will Cycles offered without lighting. Why remains a mystery. But you can retrofit bicycles with battery-operated lights and thus ensure that you both have a good view and are seen as a road user.

These are equipped with brackets that make attaching them child's play. Reflectors in the spokes also allow the wheel to be recognized as such from the side, for example at crossroads.

Headlamps that not only blind other road users because of the height, but also do not make the bicycle recognizable as a bicycle are not suitable. By the way: headlamps do not replace the legally required lighting on bicycles.

It is incomprehensible that despite regulations according to StVO, bicycles are not illuminated in traffic. They represent a source of danger both for the cyclist himself and for motorists.

As Fußgänger you can also make yourself visible with reflectors. These are often already incorporated into sporty winter clothing from the factory, or can simply be attached as wristbands or footbands with Velcro over the clothing.

For Children and adolescents there are also cool sports shoes with lighting. These not only look good, they also make the wearer clearly visible. When taking a daily walk in the dark, use a light collar to ensure that your dog is recognized.

All in all, there are countless aids that enable visibility even in the dark season and thus prevent accidents. You just have to use them!