With a view on the number of road deaths last year was a clear step backwards. According to forecasts, about 3,300 people died nationwide in traffic accidents, the Berlin figure of 45 deaths already. Thus, the value increased in comparison to 2017 in both areas, in Berlin by 20 percent by 2017, 36 people in the capital-transport had been killed. The Berlin Radaktivist Denis Petri, member of the Board of the for a green traffic turning work club "changing cities", and two other comrades-in-arms took this as an opportunity, a "people's Alliance for a Central memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the reasons of the Deaths on the road".
The memorial is in front of the Federal Ministry of transport
your claim: The establishment of a memorial in front of the Federal Ministry of transport, at the Invalidenstrasse in Mitte. The responsibility for the overall system, which annually produces several thousands of Dead, "said Petri in a statement on Monday published the Initiative with the subtitle" Over 700,000 Deaths are not enough sun"". In fact, this number corresponds to the fatalities in the Federal Republic of Germany since 1950. The first point of contact for the Alliance, the petitions committees of the Bundestag and the house of representatives.
In the case of Transport policy-makers of the red-red-green coalition, the proposal will be of interest. Kristian Ronneburg (Left), Chairman of the Committee on petitions and a member of the transport Committee, found the idea "basically correct". The "Vision Zero" – the General prevention of traffic fatalities - was part of the Berlin-based mobility law, there is a need but "public pressure" to implement it. "Here, too, the Federal Ministry of transport is in the duty and would be remembered by such a memorial is a daily reminder of," Ronneburg.
transport policy-makers are open for the memorial-idea
Tino Schopf, traffic policy spokesman of the SPD parliamentary group, called the Initiative "in any case legitimate," and was open to a conversation with the petitioner. He also stated that the mobility law should be as swift as possible, in order to reduce the number of fatal accidents in the future. Not a memorial but only decisive Action, so tuft in the direction of the Senate administration for transport help. Andreas Kugler, colleague, Schopfs and Vice Chairman of the Committee, criticised the lack of pace in the implementation of concrete measures such as the introduction of right-turning assistant for Trucks.
Indeed, a right turn to the most common causes of fatal accidents of pedestrians or cyclists – also in Berlin. Compulsory equipment of Trucks with these wizards, there is not until today. Harald Moritz, transport policy spokesman for the Greens in the petitions Committee on the topic of transport, announced a review of the Petition and spoke of a concern, which is "certainly worth considering".