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Keep notice for the recurrent animals on road

Le 17 novembre 2017, 04:48 dans Humeurs 0

A 28-year-old man in yellow vest wounded last night after ramming his car into two boars that crossed the road. The event took place shortly after midnight on the LR-289 taxi in the term of Alfaro.

Other drivers gave the warning notice to 112 from where the aid protocol began. An ambulance took the injured man to the Reina hospital in Tidal. The CEIS firefighters also intervened in support of the accident. The clash against wild boar crossing roads and highways is becoming widespread in recent times near La Rioja.

Some tips

Most accidents with animals take place during the spring and fall. Wild boars and dogs are the recurrent animals, but it is also common to see foxes, wolves, or deer. The Utopist magazine offers some driving tips.

The birds reduce the visual field causing collisions against the windshield. The amphibians reduce the grip of the tires if we pass over. To avoid accidents, in the event that you drive through wooded areas, forest edges, or fields with poor visibility, speed must reduce because the animal cannot equip the high visibility vest. At a speed of 60 km / h, the braking distance is 35 meters, while at 100 km / h it is 79 meters.

If you encounter a wild animal on the roadside, it is advisable to pass the lights from long to short and brake slightly and honk. The dazzling lights disorient the animal and could run off in the direction of the road.

Drive at low speed since it is possible that there will be more stragglers in the pack. When they panic, they cross the road unexpectedly and uncontrollably.

If the collision is unavoidable, hold the steering wheel tight, go straight, and brake. Trying to dodge an animal that crosses the road is a risky maneuver since you can hit a tree or vehicles that circulate in the opposite direction.

Secure the place of the accident by marking the triangles and do not forget to put on the reflective vest before leaving the car. If there are any personal injuries, call 112 or the roadside assistance service. Advise the Sopron (062) to remove the injured animal.

Notify the accident to your insurer and take a photograph of the damage caused by the animal. Remember that the "hunting coverage" in the insurance policy covers the damages in accidents with animals. Repair a car damaged by an animal costs an average of 1,400 Euros. The Law says that the person responsible for both personal and material damages in the event of an accident with an animal is the driver of the vehicle.


Yellow vests invite you to Pierre school

Le 14 novembre 2017, 04:05 dans Humeurs 0

It is in the presence of Didier Pierre (deputy mayor and volunteer with yellow vest in the association), Cathy Coffin (assistant in charge of school affairs), director Jean-Philippe Laverne and teachers of the school that the League against road violence, in the person of its president Christiana Pinot, was invited to Pierre school on the heights of Costs-Rouges, last Friday.


The objective of this meeting was to make young schoolchildren aware of this plague by offering them a yellow safety vest, retro-reflective. Thus, 170 yellow children vests and 20 adult vests were distributed. "By this action, we want to awaken young people's awareness of road violence and try to make them responsible citizens...” says Pinot. These vests, which will remain at school, will protect children during out-of-school trips and school outings.


They will allow them to be seen and protected from vehicles when they are on foot but also when they are cycling. Remember also that the helmet and reflective vest is also mandatory for children under 12, since March 22...


Operation "Well seen together": what security for cyclists

Le 10 novembre 2017, 07:05 dans Humeurs 0

In association with the General Insurance Agents and with the support of road safety, France Bleu Saint-Etienne Loire offers a special day "well seen together" this Friday, October 27th. The opportunity to question is the safety of cyclists in Saint-Etienne.


The transition to winter time takes place this weekend. It is synonymous with a significant increase in the number of road accident victims, especially among the most vulnerable, pedestrians and cyclists. Indeed, the night falling an hour earlier, pedestrians and cyclists are less visible because of this lack of brightness. AGEA and France Bleu are therefore organizing a "Well Seen Together" prevention campaign and offer our listeners a visibility kit including: a yellow reflective vest with reflective stripes, a yellow backpack with reflective stripes, a reflective bracelet, adhesives to stick on bicycle frames. Come see us this Friday.


What security in Saint-Etienne?

Good visibility is not everything. For good cycling, especially in the city, you need bike paths. And obviously, in Saint-Etienne, it misses a little. It is enough to settle at an angle of the place of the Hotel to realize the problem. First there are very few cyclists. And most importantly, they do not know where to put themselves. The first rolls on the tracks of the tram, the second on the sidewalk and Miguel, a young student, are down from his bike! Too many people, too much danger, and do not even try to convince him to take bi-directional cycling.


It's very dangerous "- Miguel, Saint Etienne cyclist

"It's super dangerous! I prefer to make a detour and take the streets in the direction of traffic of cars that take double-meaning," says the Stephanotis. "And if I'm really in hurry, then I get off my bike before being honked by cars that do not understand what I'm doing there and for good reason, the signage is on the ground and they do not see it."


So Miguel often finds himself, like others, on the tracks of the tram, yet forbidden. And it's not just downtown that's a problem. Pierre-Yves has been pedaling for 20 years in Saint-Etienne, but it's been a long time since he ventured on the boulevards: "The cycling network of Saint-Etienne lacks continuity, for example on the boulevards, there is only fragments of bike paths, without continuity we have to go down often on the roadway.” With all that, Saint-Etienne is one of the biggest French cities in the field. Only 0.9% of the working population moves by bicycle in the Loire against almost 4 in Isere and even more than 6% in the Bas-Rhino.


And the town hall does not seem to really take the problem seriously. First, the physiognomy of the city is what it is. "We are not going to drop the buildings to widen the streets of the center", assistant in charge of the town hall of Saint-Etienne. Then, the city has created 18 new kilometers of bike lanes for two and a half years thanks to the zone 30 in the city center, but these are not kilometers of protected bike paths, they are the famous double-senses that do not please cyclists without high visibility vest... Saint-Etienne does not want, like other cities, to deter cars from entering the center. "There is no question of reversing the balance of power between cars and bikes; it is not up to us to encourage people to take the bus, their feet, their car or a bike."


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