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Warning vests should be mandatory for cyclists

Le 22 septembre 2017, 05:07 dans Humeurs 0

The Deutsche Police wants to introduce reflective warning vests for cyclists in Berlin. This is a new discussion about road safety.

Many bikers are traveling in the dark without light, endanger themselves and other traffic. Especially in the winter months, when it gets dark early, many cyclists are easily overlooked. The Deutsche police Berlin now demands that cyclists must wear a reflective warning vest from the dark.

"With warning vests, bikers can be better seen in the dark," said Bozo, regional president, Berliner. "Therefore, at dawn and at night, there should be a duty to wear warning safety vest." The demand arose when the radio drivers were consulted in conversation with the traffic control officials. Berlin's cyclists would be racing through the city, especially in the evening hours without light. "The excuses are usually the same, the light has just broken," reported of the experiences of the officials. "It's especially blatant; it's not going to happen anyway."

The interest representation of the cyclists, the Deutsche Club (ADFC), sees the trade union challenge critically. "Those who want to make cycling safer, have to look for safe wheel tracks and ensure a good traffic climate through public relations, as shown by international comparisons such as Copenhagen and the Netherlands," said Stephanie Crones, press officer of the ADFC. "Those who feel welcome and respected as cyclists on the streets are more likely to follow the rules. The need for lighting and reflective vest for bicycles is sufficient to ensure the visibility and perceptibility of cyclists."


Police in safety vest said that he had the right to do so

Le 20 septembre 2017, 05:09 dans Humeurs 0

Our reader recorded a police car in Gdynia when he was controlling speed while standing in a stoppage place. Police officers in reflective uniform say they were allowed to stand there because they were doing their duty, which meant that "there was an out-of-court counter-offender for the offense."

Our reader registered an unregistered police car on Friday morning when traffic policemen controlled the car radar driving down the street. Flyers see the map of Gdynia in Gdynia.

- Do not the police have traffic regulations? - With such a question he sent us a film.

What about the police? - The actions of the uniformed officers of the road traffic department consisted in controlling the speed. Officers had reflective vests and used a tagged police car. Speed ​​control belongs to the statutory tasks of the police, aims to protect life and human health as a priceless good - explains Michal Ruska from Gdynia City Police Headquarters.

He points out that in recent months there have been 19 accidents in the city, caused by excessive speed. One person was killed and 22 others were injured.

- The activities of the police officers should be interpreted as a non-partisan counter-offense in respect of the exercise of their right or duty. The speed control location has been selected in such a way as not to expose the remaining road users to any danger, Ruska explains.

But there is some reflection. The stop sign was set because someone thought stopping at this place was dangerous. Does the parked police car in this place such a danger to traffic does not cause? And would the driver who would be detained by the police in this place also not threaten the traffic? As traffic officials in safety vest say two cars on a stoppage do not pose a threat, then maybe the sign of the ban is unnecessary?

See how and where to place the triangle

Le 14 septembre 2017, 10:57 dans Humeurs 0

Numbers are appalling. We lose PLN 14.6 million a day, PLN 321 million a month, and over PLN 3.8 billion a year! Yes, these are measurable losses caused by traffic jams in the seven largest Polish cities. The inhabitants of these through traffic jams lose eight hours a month! Also the traffic jams is not good for road safety, it easy to occur the accidents.


This is the fifth edition of the Deloitte and Target advisory. Compared to previous years, the situation is getting worse.

- Compared with 2014, this is a 12% decrease, which is more than PLN 1.5 million a day, PLN 34 million a month and PLN 400 million a year respectively. Moving on to the microeconomic level, the cost of traffic congestion for a seven-city passenger-traffic driver increased by as much as 18 percent and on average PLN 3350 per year compared to PLN 2848 in 2014. In nominal terms it was an increase in cost by PLN 502 per year, Member of the Board, Deloitte Consulting.


Most capped cities in Poland

The report includes traffic analysis from the following cities: Warsaw, Wroclaw, Krakow, Poznan, Gdansk, Lodz, and Katowice.

It turns out that the capital is not the worst at all. In this respect, the leading driver in safety vest is Wroclaw, whose drivers spend 8 hours and 52 minutes a month in traffic. Another is Krakow - 8 hours and 36 minutes, and then only Warsaw - 8 hours and 12 minutes. The fourth place is Poznan with an average time of 8 hours and 9 minutes. Significant improvement is seen in the case - 6 hours, Gdansk - 5 hours and Katowice - 4 hours and 57 minutes.


Unfortunately, if you look at the situation in terms of losses in the financial dimension, the first place is Warsaw. Its residents lose $ 3976 a year. On the one hand, the highest salaries (the authors of the report accept average pay in the enterprise sector) in the capital raise the estimate of the costs of lost benefits, but on the other hand, the longer time spent in traffic jams makes the drivers in Warsaw lose 70% annually average monthly salary.


In Poznan time in traffic jams is similar to Warsaw, but due to the relatively large number of drivers and lower wages annual cost of traffic jams for residents of the capital is as much as 74% average of Poznan wages.

The lowest nominal cost of traffic jams, similarly to last year, was charged to drivers in Lodz and Gdansk, respectively, PLN 2,187 and PLN 2,223 per year. However, compared to the average pay in these cities, the annual cost of traffic jams in Nod amounted to 57 percent average monthly salary, while in Gdansk it was only 43%.


Wroclaw's record-high cost of traffic jams is as much as 81 percent. Average monthly salary per year, which consists of relatively high nominal cost of traffic jams (PLN 3 549 per month), relatively low base of remuneration (PLN 4,368 per month gross) and high and increasing time lost in traffic jams.


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