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New speed cameras : the Berlin police force Tempo against speeders

Berlin's motorists have learned, where you should better not drive too fast: As reported by the number of stationary installations flashed quickly driver fell last year by more than ten percent to a total of 203,000. But where the track is free and not a well-known fixed speed camera is waiting, rather more Gas than in the past.

the so-called exceed the rate, which has risen, according to the police within a year's period of 4.8 to 5.6 percent. This Rate calculates the proportion of the detected fast driver in the total number of vehicles that pass a mobile control.

What is the order behind this growth, a look at the absolute Figures, published by the police on Monday, with the traffic, the accident record for 2018: 627.000 fast riders were caught with mobile controls. That's 30 percent more than the year before. In the process, flashes or stops the police according to daily mirror information only to those who drive at least nine miles an hour over the Limit. From the measured value, a tolerance is subtracted.

Less regular controls and focus controls

The growth is all the more remarkable, as the number of operations has decreased significantly: 10.299 regular checks mean to 2017, a decrease of 6.5 percent. The number of – irregular – emphasis controls with a focus on Driving too fast was reduced by 16 percent to 2389.

nevertheless, so much more quickly driver were recorded, according to information from the Bureau to the significantly longer duration of checks: While the officials had apparently left the quiet places often soon, be stayed 2018 average of more than three hours and it paid off often. "In addition, we have upgraded technically, what is the error rate reduces," says an official. So badly exposed photos, on which the driver, the court is not possibly to identify fixed, in the meantime, absolute exceptions.

Accident hotspots in Berlin. (Red Plus click to Enlarge)photo: Tsp/Böttcher

In the case of the stationary systems has upgraded the police in the past few months, and the racers involuntarily time for free learning to give, because there were to many problems with the wiring of the already installed flash columns: in the past, one of ten works, "but still in this month about five more will go into operation," says a Manager.

As a promising new feature is the two cameras-followers, has hired the police to test purposes and is usually two to three days in the streets with many of the racers or frequent, complaints from local residents are available can prove to be.

The resources saved by the police, 2018 mobile focus controls against frenzy, it has invested, obviously in the strengthening of the Surveillance of in order to show how The number of these – relatively expensive – focus on operations increased by eleven percent compared to 2016 as much as 43 per cent in 1899. Also of possible alcohol and drug use were more controlled.

red - light and speed violations in Berlin in the year 2018. (Red Plus click to Enlarge)visualization: Tsp/Bartel

the Ku'damm in profiling drivers popular

In the fight against "profiling the driver", the tubes in souped-up cars through the City, were drawn 15 drivers without a driving permit from the traffic, 522 offences recorded and 59 vehicles for technical advice, often because of illegal conversions, seized.

Popular for showing-off, especially the Ku'damm. The also the – since October of 2017, illegal car races, with 15 cases registered in the top spot, followed by Siemens, the dam and the city highway. Overall, due to such race 279 investigation proceedings have been initiated, 164 motor vehicles and 130 drivers ' licenses confiscated. 40 illegal race ended with accident.

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Siegfried Brockmann, head of the accident research of the insurers (UdV), in view of the increased Numbers of accidents and casualties in both the Senate as well as the police leadership has a duty to protect the Weaker is better: "pedestrians are slow traffic participants, and the older you are, the slower you will be." So, you need to analyze the pedestrian flows and in the right Places safe crossing opportunities – free of visual obstructions such as parked cars and without forced detours, the experience lead only to dangerous abbreviations.

"What is not to do with structural measures, must enforce the police", says the accident researchers with a view to the increasingly harsh Traffic environment. "I find it incredible how hesitant the bike police unit will be strengthened."

slow Expansion of bike infrastructure as a weak point

in view of the scientifically proven enormous profits for the traffic safety the mid-limited Teams should be expanded immediately. Instead, the opposite happened by the area of use of the existing 20-strong squadron ought to be increased – with the fatal consequence that the Bicycle police officers will be in the middle of less present.

As the second weak point Brockmann sees the "clear to slow Expansion of bike infrastructure". The distribution of the fight the place had finally to be strengthened in favour of Cycling, the will also grow by the construction of radschnellwegen. "These are fast ways to result in the town centre with its classic high accident areas, such as intersections and entrances and exits."

About 500 of those intersections are as chronically accident-prone documented. "This danger is finally processed, would have to be the accident Commission is much more powerful," says Brockmann. Without increased pressure, the number of casualties will continue to rise.

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