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Cycling should be safe

Cycling can be life-especially in cities dangerous: No cycle paths and too easily overlook the cyclist. That's about to change. What plans the Minister of transport Scheuer - an Overview.

In 2017, came on German roads more than 380 cyclists killed in the past year, preliminary data, should it even have around 50 more victims given. However, in the future, it should be safer to be with the wheel on the move: Federal Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer wants to bring through a number of reforms to provide more space and rights for cyclists are quasi on the road. "The wheel is an equal part of the road transport", said the CSU politician. That's about to change:

protection strips belong to the cyclists

especially in cities, there are along many roads is already a white line separate protective strips for cyclists. Cars are not allowed to Park there, but for a maximum of three minutes. However, this short Parking the car to force cyclists to dangerous Overtaking.

Therefore, will in future be considered a complete prohibition of stopping for cars on the road. Who keeps still or parked, must reckon with a fine. This is currently at 20 euros, if the vehicle does not exceed the time of three minutes. The future amount of the penalty is not fixed yet.

keep a safe distance when Overtaking

The road traffic regulations motorists advises in its current Form only, "to keep a sufficient distance" when overtaking a cyclist. Concrete rules it's not. Because the Minister of transport Scheuer wants to do in towns for a minimum distance of 1.50 meters to the rule, outside of the places even at a distance of two meters. In particularly narrow Places where Overtaking is to be prohibited entirely, it is then to point out a new road sign.

take special care when turning

in Front of all Truck drivers are often at risk to overlook a cyclist in the right turn too easily. That's why the new reforms in the future, for the Truck driver: the only step speed to the corner. Right turn should only be allowed with a maximum speed of eleven kilometers per hour.

Truck driver in the future may only turn in step speed to the right.

The green arrow comes

Careful turning right, despite the red traffic light - which currently only applies to drivers, if a corresponding additional plate attached to the traffic light, and will in future also be allowed for cyclists on bike paths. At some intersections, the case turns even: Then only cyclists are allowed to turn - a new green arrow will be introduced, which is valid only for the cyclists.

Here only with the wheel

With the new regulations should also come Cycling zones where cars are not allowed. For bicycles, Parking zones and loading zones should be signposted.

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