Publication date: 10.10.22
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Power Engineers of Shaturskaya GRES Held the Campaign “Light Up”

As part of the project “Uniproshka for Children”, power engineers of Shaturskaya GRES Branch of Unipro PJSC, together with the Traffic Police, held the preventive campaign “Light Up”.

In the streets of Shatura, the campaign participants, together with Uniproshka, handed out retroreflective badges and stickers to pedestrians and reminded them of the importance of following traffic rules. 

Retroreflective elements are a real opportunity for adults to take care of their own safety, and for parents – to take care of the safety of their children: “The more retroreflective elements you wear on your clothes, shoes, backpack, the higher the chance is that the driver will notice you on the road. Many accidents occur due to adverse climatic conditions, such as fog, lack of street lighting in some sections of the roadway, but these risks can be reduced by using flickers in the form of stickers, bracelets, key rings,” said Aleksandra Strashkevich, Propaganda Inspector of the Shatursky Department of the State Traffic Police of the Intermunicipal Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

“One of the main tasks of the project “Uniproshka for Children” is to teach children the appropriate behaviour on the roads. We regularly hold joint campaigns with the Traffic Police to hand out retroreflective badges and stickers. This time, more than 20 young pedestrians received useful gifts,” noted Evgenia Metelkina, Head of the Press Centre, Shaturskaya GRES Branch of Unipro PJSC.

* With the onset of the autumn and winter season, the topic of using retroreflective elements is especially relevant. The light day is getting shorter, thereby making it harder for drivers to spot pedestrians. The use of flickers by pedestrians reduces the risk of being hit by a vehicle by more than 6.5 times. This is due to the fact that the driver detects a pedestrian with retroreflectors from a much greater distance. With low beam headlights at a distance of 150 instead of 30 metres, while with high beam headlights — at a distance of 400 metres.