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Never before have so many E died as a Bike rider

On Swiss roads came last year, 233 people have been killed - three more than in 2017. In the case of the two-Wheeler accidents, the number of fatalities dropped

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Never before have so many E died as a Bike rider

On Swiss roads came last year, 233 people have been killed - three more than in 2017. In the case of the two-Wheeler accidents, the number of fatalities dropped by on motorcycles and bicycles, but rose for those on E-Bikes.

79 people died in 2018 as the occupants of a car, 42 in the case of a motorcycle, 27 for a Bicycle and twelve in the case of an E-Bike-accident. To 43 pedestrian casualties indoor and pedestrian, deadly as the Federal roads office (Astra) announced in its Thursday published road accident statistics. For the passenger car, the occupants of the latest number represents an increase of one fatality. Were injured in people of 797 passenger cars, approximately two percent more than in the previous year.

Safer highways and pedestrian crossings On the Swiss motorways decreased blood. A total of 23 people were killed, nine fewer than in the previous year. Also the pedestrian crossing proved to be 2018 as safer than 2017. To them, ten people were one, ten less than in the previous year.

The number of outside of the crosswalk, killed Pedestrians, by contrast, increased from 24 to 33. Overall, the Astra, registered in addition, 537 seriously injured a pedestrian, one more than in the previous year. 257 of the accidents occurred on pedestrian crossings, 280 outside. The proportion of the senior sank inside, and the elderly.

accident figures reflect the E-Bike Boom

In the case of motorcycle accidents, a significant increase in accidents with E-Bikes beat to beech. Here are twelve persons, and thus, five more than in the previous year, died. Hard to 309 people at E-Bike-the Handlebars were injured, 38 per cent more than in 2017. The increase is shown in accordance with Astra in the number of Accident victims with the E-Bike heavy (Killed and seriously injured). Here is a peak of 236 accidents resulted in 2018.

a Particularly sharp rise of 45 fell to 106 hard from injured in seniors aged 65 years and over. Most of them were with a slow E-Bike. In the age group of 35 to 54 years of recorded accidents with faster E-bikes will the largest increase.

The Astra is now considering measures, especially for the faster E-Bikes. So you will need to, among other things, turning the light on or is mandatory with a Tacho fitted. The measures are expected to go live in 2019 in the consultation process.

Otherwise fewer deaths of two cyclists

In the case of the killed motorcycle or Velofahre a decline was in contrast to the E-Bike. With the bike 42 persons, nine less than in the previous year, died. On the Velo 27 people died, a fall of three victims. Seriously injured, however, there were in these two categories. The number of a motorcycle accident and seriously injured rose by two per cent, to 1068, and those in Velounfällen by seven percent to 877.

the causes of all traffic accidents with injured and Killed booth, in turn, inattention or distraction, with 528 cases in the foreground. The second most frequently the speed was to blame (415), and the third alcohol (332).

In international comparison, Switzerland stands in the road safety good there. Security is a continuous task, wrote the Advisory office for accident prevention (BFU) in a reaction. Around 50 percent of the Velofahre be deceiving, still no helmet. The roundabout would have to be for bicycles safer, and cars with built-in emergency assistants to be equipped. (aru/sda)

Created: 04.04.2019, 13:39 PM

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