Against strict conditions: thousands of bikers in motorcycle demo in Wiesbaden

thousands of bikers from all over Hesse have demonstrated on Saturday in Wiesbaden, Germany, against a by the Federal Council demanded stricter regulation of mo

Against strict conditions: thousands of bikers in motorcycle demo in Wiesbaden

thousands of bikers from all over Hesse have demonstrated on Saturday in Wiesbaden, Germany, against a by the Federal Council demanded stricter regulation of motorcycle noise. The police estimated the number of participants in the afternoon to about 7500, the organizers of the languages of nearly 10,000 motorcycle riders. "Significantly more than expected," it said, but from both sides.

Under the Motto "We are against the proposed ban on motorcycles" had expected the organizer of "BifF - bikers for Freedom" originally only up to 3000 motorcycles. The Biker handed over according to the organizers, also a Petition to a representative of the Hessian Ministry of Economics.

The Demonstration was launched, according to the police in time, several streets in the city centre were temporarily closed. As a mounting surface for the motor's wheels, the Mainzer Straße in Wiesbaden, Germany, had not been locked just as planned, in the direction of the city centre, but also out of town. At times it had therefore come to a backwater. The Demonstration proceeded without any major incidents, the police announced at the end of the event. It was on the outskirts of the Demo to two minor accidents with property damage, the spokesman said.

motorcycles are supposed to be quieter

The States were used with a decision by the Federal Council in mid-may that motorcycles cause less noise. The permissible noise emissions will be limited to a value that corresponds approximately to the volume of a passing Truck or a lawn mower. Also Tuning has a significant effect on the volume, should be punished more severely.

The Federal Council wants to allow also limited motorcycle-driving bans on Sundays and public holidays. The Federal government now decides whether to implement the suggestion. The Federal Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) provides for the decision critical and had spoken out against further restrictions for motorcycle riders. Also, the FDP parliamentary group in the Hessian Parliament criticised the plans. The transport policy spokesman Stefan Naas called on the state government on Saturday, "to make it clear that it will ban a blanket drive in the state of Hesse will not give".

Updated Date: 04 July 2020, 21:20

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