Tuesday, October 20

The DGT has a new sign only for motorcyclists, do you know it?

The new signal presented by the DGT is aimed at motorcyclists, but few know it at the moment. The Ministry of the Interior and the DGT have presented a new sign dedicated to motorcyclists, which identifies the 100 sections of greatest risk for them. Most are on conventional roads (76%). Male, high-displacement motorcycle and between 35 and 45 years old are the rest of the data that Traffic has given on the most repeated type of fatal accident among these users. In addition, in most of these 100 sections with the DGT danger sign for motorists, the most common accident is leaving the road (47%), which is always presumed to be the result of excess speed by the driver. These 100 sections marked as dangerous for motorists by the DGT have an approximate length of 2 km and have been selected taking into account criteria of sinuosity of the section, as well as the accident rate of the same in the last 5 years. They are on roads throughout the national territory in which the DGT, except in Euskadi and Catalonia, Don Traffic has no powers. In his presentation of the signal for motorcyclists, which you can see in the video above, the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska has insisted that the measure will be accompanied by greater vigilance by the DGT on these specific sections, almost all of them, we insist , on secondary roads. You are interested Pere Navarro gives the true reason for the delay in the driving tests At the event, in addition to the Minister, were present Pere Navarro, General Director of Traffic, Jorge Martínez Aspar, four times world champion in motorcycling, and Isabel Goicoechea, Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior. Each of the dangerous sections for motorcyclists marked by the DGT will indicate the number of users who died in a given period and the list will be reviewed annually. Its installation has begun at the one located at kilometer 3.4 of the M-131 road in Madrid. Traffic has indicated that together with this measure and the reinforcement of surveillance, the study will be promoted to redesign these dangerous sections for motorcycles. The two-wheel accident rate rose 11% in 2019, to 466 deceased motorcyclists (27% of the total). This article was published in Autobild by Vicente Cano.

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