New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Eve are still banned this year from the use of pyrotechnics in various parts of Prague
Since last December, a decree has been in force concerning the ban on the use of pyrotechnic products in most places in the center of Prague and, for example, on floodplains, in parks or near hospitals and social facilities. The ban applies to most over-the-counter pyrotechnics as well as days such as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Eve. The capital is therefore urging residents to avoid the use of rockets and other similar products these days and to look at an interactive map that shows where it is not possible to fire pyrotechnics.
“In the past, the uncoordinated firing of rockets has increasingly threatened the safety and health of not only the inhabitants of the metropolis, but also the animals that live in the city. I believe that people will forgive their batting again this year, especially in the city center and near watercourses, “says the mayor of the capital. m Prague Zdeněk Hřib.
The decree, which regulates the use of pyrotechnics in the metropolis, was adopted in order to increase the safety of the population and reduce the noise that results in the death or injury of many animals each year. “I see the purpose of pyrotechnics in strengthening the safety of residents and celebrities in the center, to protect wildlife and birds, pets and many people who need peace. Whether they are needed in hospitals or in homes for the elderly, “adds Petr Hlubuček, Deputy Mayor of Prague. m of Prague for security.
The decree applies only in sensitive parts of Prague, especially in the city center, on floodplains, in parks and near hospitals and other facilities, such as homes for the elderly or veterinary stations. However, the restriction does not apply to professional fireworks, which are subject to a licensing obligation under the Pyrotechnics Act. Specifically, over-the-counter pyrotechnics are prohibited in the monument reserve in the capital, on watercourses and their surroundings (including islands), up to 50 meters wide from the shore, as well as within 250 meters from inpatient facilities or nursing homes and for people with disabilities.
Furthermore, this prohibition applies to dams, dikes, reservoirs, weirs, etc., in specially protected areas, in nature parks, within a distance of 50 meters from them, and also within a distance of 250 meters from the area of the Prague Zoo, animal shelters and veterinary facilities. An interactive map is also available on the praha.eu website, which provides the opportunity to find out where this ban applies at street level.
In addition, there are information signs in the parks and on the waterfront around the metropolis, and Prague recalls the decree and campaign, which can be seen in the streets and various media. The Ordinance of the Capital City of Prague will supervise the order of the decree in the streets of the capital. m of Prague and the Police of the Czech Republic. Violation of the ban is also subject to a penalty, where in administrative proceedings it is possible to impose physical, legal or business physical fines of up to CZK 100,000, on the spot police officers and police officers may impose a fine of up to CZK 10,000.