More accidents with motorcycles: a Deadly risk on two wheels

those Who are good are motorized, but only on two wheels on the road is taking a much higher risk in the road seriously injured or even killed. The head of the

More accidents with motorcycles: a Deadly risk on two wheels

those Who are good are motorized, but only on two wheels on the road is taking a much higher risk in the road seriously injured or even killed. The head of the police Directorate of Rheingau-Taunus, Eva Hertel, underlines this assessment with Figures. Although Taunus goods to the 4000 traffic accidents in the past year in the Rheingau--to the involved circle, only three percent of motorcycle drivers. Among the nearly 100 seriously injured every third was a Biker. And five of the six fatalities in the year 2019 were as a driver or passenger with the Bicycle on the road.

Oliver Bock

correspondent of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung for the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis and Wiesbaden.

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A development, the by the Corona-pandemic, perhaps even strengthened. Because at least in the state of Hesse during the lock downs, cosy exits in a beautiful landscape were possible. The Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis was, among other things because of the stunning routes through the Wispertal and AAR valley also a preferred destination. With the result that also in this year, two motorcyclists died and in the first four months, twice as many drivers as in the same period in the year 2019 the accident.

The majority of motorcycle riders behave in a rule-compliant

Popular among motorcycle riders, the baths road, and the winding branch to Bad Schwalbach. Where the Biker then again, presented Hertel on Friday, together with the district administrator Frank Kilian (independent) the country-wide action "You have it in Hand!", encouraged with the motorcycle drivers adapt their driving style to be. This will be set up throughout the country along popular routes Banner, to call, to go ahead and dress well visible.

The police relies on Information and on Repression, including checks with Civil motorcycles. According to Hertel in the last year, more than 500 inspections in the County, and to certify 90 percent of the motorcycle riders, as a rule, pursue compliant your leisure. Annoying those drivers who are either too fast or too loud, or both, for the police, the local residents and the mass of the Biker but.

driving bans on certain days

Hertel and Kilian's hope that the campaign might lead to more insight and the proportion of the yet Unteachable goes back further. According to Hertel, it is planned, on popular routes, so-called noise displays, which show the Biker visually, if he is too loud on the road. "Maybe the shakes one or the other," hopes the district administrator. Hertel says that the police checks are quite effective, especially when motorcycles are put to invalid tags directly arrest or fines will be imposed, and bans will be issued. A prohibition to drive certain routes on certain days, as it was elsewhere arranged in the country on a trial basis, will not be considered for the district so far but, although almost all of the motorcycle accidents that occur on Fridays or Saturdays occur.

in Total, is increased in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis in the number of road accidents in the year 2019 4057 (plus 150). At the same time, the number of accidents with injured. The number of slight injuries fell compared to the year-on-year to 527 (minus 12), the severity of injuries to 113 - (minus 43) and of those Killed to six (minus three).

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 01:19

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