In a few months there because of coronakrisen was considerably less traffic on the Danish roads compared to normal, but now is the drivers starting to return to the Danish roads, and the Council for Safe Traffic, you use the reopening of the country to encourage the particular cyclists and motorists to be extra careful.
This is a collaboration between the Council for Safe Traffic and 60 of the country's municipalities with the campaign 'Use the 2 sec. more', as you will be able to meet in the 60 municipalities that are within the campaign.
It informs the Council for Safe Traffic, in a press release.
the Campaign focuses on the junctions. Seven times out of ten, where a cyclist seriously injured or lose their lives in traffic, it happens namely in an intersection or a side road. Typically because one road user overlooks the other, or misjudge the other's speed.
- It is important that both motorists and cyclists use two more seconds to orient himself, when approaching an intersection, instead of just running on the routine. There should be as little for an accident to happen. But there also needs very little for for that not happening, says Life Kofoed-Jensen, seniorprojektleder in the Council for Safe Traffic.
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When you are moving around in the 60 municipalities, which are part of the campaign, you will be able to meet a sign as you can see in the picture above the article.
the Hope is that they can be to increase the awareness of road users. When a car and a cyclist collide, the damages can be severe. It can be very tough on the cyclist, even if the car when to slow down a bit.
If a car, for example, hit a cyclist with 40 km/h., so it corresponds to the cyclist falling from 2. floor. It shows the calculations from the company DanCrash, which reconstructs and analyzes the crash.
- It is very big forces that are at play, if a car and a cyclist hitting each other. And the cyclists could get very serious injuries even at low speeds. Therefore, it is important that both drivers and cyclists to pay attention and inform themselves better, when they run into a tick, says Per Bo Hansen, bilinspektør, DanCrash.
Every year there is an average of about 500 cyclists are seriously injured and around 30 cyclists are killed in traffic, according to figures from the Danish road directorate.
to This must be added a very large mørketal. On emergency departments records each year around 4000 cyclists who have been injured in the traffic accident, where there also was a second road user is involved.
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