2017年08月17日

The Cyclists fined since safety vest and rules

In the case discussed by the District Court in Warsaw, a rider from 4 August 2016 was convicted. The judge who dealt with the matter was unquestioned and punished the unruly biker without wear safety vest and a mandate of 200 zlotys.

In the notes made by the policemen watching the behavior of the two-wheeled fan, we read:
"On August 4, 2016 at W. around 16:20 JS was driving on the public road. Although there was a bicycle path there and then at the same place and time at the intersection with the street, he did not wear a reflective vest and not follow the S-1 signal and rode behind the siren during the red signal for his direction of traffic. The way to ride was more comfortable for him, and he was quicker to reach his destination. If he was riding on a bicycle path, he would have to circle the intersection and stop three times in front of the red light, while on the routing it was only one. "

According to the court, such behavior was dictated by the comfort of a cyclist.
"He blamed his behavior in a blatantly wrong way to improve road safety, undoubtedly creating other potential threats to their lives and health in this way, and the motive behind this was to be quicker and more convenient to reach the destination without compromising the safety of other participants."

Court verdict is not valid, but the penalty that a cyclist will incur may be conditioned by the police's efforts to increase cyclist safety. KGP's action is currently under way. "Safety in me" aims to reduce the statistics of accidents involving cyclists.
Recall that according to published information on the official website of the Central Police Headquarters from January to May 2017 cyclists participated in 2628 collisions and road accidents. During which 138 people died and 2379 were injured.
  


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