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The accident record of the police : More Dead in Berlin's traffic - including two children

It was not a pleasant appointment for the Commissioner. Together with Senator Andreas hostage (SPD) presents Barbara Slowik on Monday morning, the traffic, the accident record for 2018. There were 45 Deaths, significantly more than the 36 in the year 2017. The number of accidents rose slightly to just under 1000 on 144.325. "Despite all the campaigns, there was again an increase," said the police President, but appears to be lower than in previous years. Slowik pointed out that, in Berlin, and thus the number of cars is growing, and more so than the number of accidents.

more Significantly, the number of injured rose. In the case of the slightly injured, there was an increase of four percent to 15.630, the number of serious injuries and even an increase of 10 per cent to 2542.

by far The largest cause of accidents was, as in previous years, errors when turning (almost 12,000 accidents). On space 2 which is not of the right-of-way note 5630 accidents. Behind speed (2330), wrong behaviour of pedestrians (1511) and alcohol (1333).

Among the 45 dead were, as in previous years, mostly vulnerable road users: There are 19 pedestrians (13 in the year of 2017), 11 cyclists (nine in the year 2017), nine motorcyclists and three Car occupants died. The remaining three victims summarizes the police under "other", it was a 91-year-old in a wheelchair and two Truck drivers who were run over outside of their vehicles in a tragic way.

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the dead, and in 2019 two of the children were

for the First time in several years, victims two children killed, both of which drove the wheel, both accidents occurred in mid-June: A 13-year-old girl was in Rummelsburg under a tram, an eight-year-old was recognised in the car in Spandau by a right turn and load. In the years prior to that, a maximum of one child had been killed. The ADFC criticised the fact that Berlin has become safer. "If Rotrotgrün says the traffic turning serious, needs to get the mobility law is finally on the road," said the Bicycle club. The Association of foot traffic, and warned again of the danger by means of electric micro-vehicles. As reported, wants to be released, the Federal Ministry of transport later this year footpaths for battery-driven vehicles up to 12km/h, and Cycling trails for those up to 20km/h. "E-vehicles to destroy the shelter of the pedestrian, said in a statement the Association of "foot".

For cyclists to the right, turning the Truck back to the greatest danger. Four of the 11 cyclists killed died. Because of the frequency of these accidents cause traffic Senator Regine Günther had the car (independent, Green), now a mandatory equipment of the load with assistance systems to warn the driver when making a Turn. Slowik and hostage praised on Monday the work of the Bicycle season of the police. The 20 police officers sitting in 2014, exclusively in the saddle at work in the middle, the number of serious Bicycle accidents is significantly decreased, showed a study by the accident research of the insurers. However, there will be only a "moderate" increase, as Slowik said. Senator hostage was also on demand not a number to elicit, initially, the budget would need to be completed. It is the old Dilemma of the police has too little personnel. What is new is that the bike will travel season in the future, also in Kreuzberg Patrol.

Tragic for the police President Slowik, that it is one of your civil servants was caused in January 2018 the death of a young woman. With a Tempo of 90 for a strip car got hit on in the middle of the car by Fabien Martini. The driver of the patrol car was found after the accident, a per Mille of alcohol in the blood. The case is expected to come this year before the court.

another fatal accident has made headlines, it was the first of the year 2018: On 23. January was killed in schöneberg, a cyclist of a right-turning truck. Bicycle activists protested against the unsafe intersection, it was announced that district politicians had criticised the intersection previously considered unsafe.

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The Protest was so loud that the transport Senator, Regine Günther (independent, Green) already saw a day after the accident, the corner of convoy street and main street personally. Quickly the red color was applied, the more the traffic management did not want company.

Disappointed Cycling activists set up subsequently in may, on their own bollards to separate the bike path from the car lane by the police away, however, hours later, because they were considered illegal.

Until the end of October was finally the traffic management and was self-bollard installation - for the first time, in Berlin.

The accident at the intersection of convoy street corner main street had fueled the debate about protected bike lanes clearly: in the Meantime, to anywhere in the city bollard.

Senator Guenther was on Monday at the presentation of the Accident figures from your Secretary of state Ingmar Streese represented.

"The accident figures show clearly the importance of mediation, control, and, above all, enforcement of the rules to all road users alike," said the domestic policy spokesman of the FDP parliamentary group, Marcel Luthe. "The many accidents due to rule violations by cyclists - could mostly be avoided with severe injuries to the cyclists, if the police would check, finally, as intensively as compared to passenger car drivers. Road safety can only work if everyone has to follow both the rules."

"in the past year has increased our city to the Senate information of around 36,000 inhabitants, the vehicle population continues to grow," said the Vice-GdP-country-Chairman Kerstin Philipp. "The number of accidents is increasing there is a trend we unfortunately had to expect. Nevertheless, we are talking about 18.172 injured and 45 people Dead, of which a variety would be healthy, come home, if all would keep quite simple and easily understandable traffic rules in our country," said the trade unionist.

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