Coswig: cyclist dies after road accident in Coswig

According to the police Department in Dresden, the driver (23) had been overlooked by a truck who wanted to turn left at an intersection to the right of the wom

Coswig: cyclist dies after road accident in Coswig

According to the police Department in Dresden, the driver (23) had been overlooked by a truck who wanted to turn left at an intersection to the right of the woman to the right of his vehicle. She died at the scene of the accident. The traffic accident service of the police Department of Dresden has taken up the investigation. Accidents such as this occur again and again. Cyclists are at the time of cornering maneuvers of Trucks, often in the dead angle and not run into a dangerous Situation. The General German Bicycle Club (ADFC) and the German Federal Association of road haulage, logistics and disposal was requested in February of this year, together with safer road crossings for cyclists and separate traffic light phases for cyclists and motor vehicles is required.

In a catalogue of demands of the associations of junctions so that lorry drivers and cyclists of the car have a better Overview. This could be done by advanced stop lines, it said. In addition, Trucks would have to be-turn wizard, better funded, before they are starting in 2022, gradually compulsory. According to estimates by the ADFC less than five percent of the nearly three million Trucks in Germany have a cornering wizard.

According to the ADFC is killed in Germany, on average every two weeks, a cyclist or a bicyclist a bicyclist. 2017 was 38 cases, in the subsequent two years, 34 and 27, respectively. Until the middle of June of this year, the ADFC was one of 19 deadly Turn-accidents.

dpa
Updated Date: 27 July 2020, 17:27

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