ROAD SAFETY – TYRES AND LIGHTS CHECKS BEFORE SNOW

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keywords: road safety, automobile club, grand ducal police, luxembourg. With the first morning frost at the beginning of the week, the arrival of autumn is no longer in doubt. And while the first snowflakes have arrived in recent years around the 20th of November, it is important to be sure that your vehicle is in the right conditions to face the winter. Road Safety Luxembourg in association with the Automobile Club Luxembourg and the Police Museum organise together a tire and light control of your vehicle tomorrow Saturday, November 11,…

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WEATHER LUXEMBOURG – FIRST FROST FOR 2017 TOMORROW

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keywords: weather, first frost, luxembourg. It’s tomorrow morning that the temperature will drop below zero for the first time this autumn 2017. We expect indeed -1°C tomorrow morning and -3°C Tuesday, temperatures rising above zero for the rest of the week. With the first frost it is also necessary to adapt his/her behaviour. Especially on the road, slippery roads for motorists are to be expected, and for the most vulnerable as cyclists, pedestrians and “soft mobility” users, they have to expect slippery sidewalks/cycle paths also. Share this page with:

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ROAD SAFETY LUXEMBOURG – ON THE ROAD BE VISIBLE

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keywords: road safety, pedestrians, children, visibililty, gitt siichtbar, luxembourg. With the winter approaching, the days are getting shorter and the road users are finding themselves in darkness for longer, especially for the most vulnerable children, pedestrians and joggers. Government and Road Safety Luxembourg launch “Gitt Siichtbar” campaign to raise awareness among road users of the benefits of being visible by: encouraging vulnerable road users to make themselves visible, for example by wearing light clothing and even better by using reflective accessories; calling on drivers to redouble their attention and adapt…

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LUXEMBOURG – BICYCLE BRIDGE AT PONT ADOLPHE INAUGURATION

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keywords: soft mobility, mobility week, bicycle bridge, adolphe bridge, luxembourg. After the success of the renovation of the Adolphe Bridge in Luxembourg, it is now time to inaugurate the bicycle bridge located under the bridge. The inauguration will take place tomorrow Sunday 17th September 2017 at 11:00 at the Pont Adolphe, the first cyclists with the authorities are expected from 11:30. This work will thus link the bike paths of Avenue de la Liberté to those of the city center (Ville Haute). This inauguration is the starting point for the…

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ROAD SAFETY – UNUSUAL TRUCK INTERCEPTED IN PETANGE

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keywords: mega-truck, road safety, grand-ducal police, road police luxembourg. While mega-trucks are prohibited on the roads of the Grand Duchy because of their length and therefore dangerous for themselves and for other road users, it is a unusual vehicle that intercepted the Grand-Ducal Police today on the N31 close to Pétange. A truck loaded with 4 trailers exceeded the maximum length allowed on Luxembourg roads, load-fixing systems were also faulty. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG A1 MOTORWAY CLOSED DIRECTION TRIER

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Following an accident in Kirchberg, the A1 motorway between Luxembourg and Trêves/Trier was closed for a short period of time after 10:40 am this morning. In the accident a German driver died, no other vehicle seems involved according to a Grand-Ducal Police report. Share this page with:

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POLICE – ROADS CLOSED TO TRUCKS TRAFFIC ON AUGUST 15

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keywords: trucks, lorries, france, germany, grand ducal police, luxembourg. In its role of prevention, the Grand-Ducale Police remind that trucks transit traffic to France and Germany is prohibited in Luxembourg on Tuesday 15 August 2017, Assumption day (public holiday). At the last German “Fronleichnam” (or “Corpus Christi”) on 15 June, non-compliance with traffic rules resulted in an 11-kilometer traffic jam at the border and a closed motorway lane. Failure to comply with these provisions may result in a fine of € 250 for the offender. The Grand-Ducal Police will increase their…

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER HIT AND RUN ON CR101

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keywords: hit and run, dangerous driving, kopstal, schoenfels, grand-ducal police, luxembourg. Tuesday 25 July at 16:20 on the CR101 between Kopstal and Schoenfels two vehicles were forced to detour to the right in order to avoid a frontal collision with a white van that came in their direction on the wrong line. In the movement the two vehicles bumped. The two occupants of the vehicles were slightly injured. The white van did not stop. Any relevant information in order to locate or identify the white van or any information about…

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ROAD SAFETY – 30KM/H SPEED LIMIT FOR TRUCKS IN CITIES SOON?

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keywords: road safety, heavy vehicles, trucks, lorries, speed limit, speeding, luxembourg. Considered for a long time as a bad pupil of Europe in terms of road safety, Luxembourg has now made it a national priority. One way to get better safety on our roads is to control the speed of users. Many checks are carried out, communicated in advance or not. And while the decline in road speed is engaged in town with the establishment of 30 km/h zones, the speed of trucks is still an issue. A petition opened…

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ROAD SAFETY – BETWEEN LANES TRAFFIC REMAINS NOT AUTHORISED

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keywords: road safety, inter lane traffic, motorcycles, motorcyclists, luxembourg. While a petition requesting the authorisation of inter lanes traffic for motorcyclists in Luxembourg has received more than 1,000 signatures and counting, the Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures François Bausch replied in a negative way to this possibility. MP Georges Engel (LSAP) had questioned the Minister last month on this issue, the Minister said today that it will be necessary to await the conclusions of the 4 years experimentation period currently launched in France since 2016 in 4 zones of…

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LUXEMBOURG – DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE – SERIES OF CONTROLS

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keywords: driving under the influence, dui, drinking and driving, road safety, grand ducal police, luxembourg. After the recent series of driving licenses withdrawals for driving under the influence (alcohol), on request of the State Prosecutor, the Grand-Ducal Police carried out a large-scale control operation on the night of 18 to 19 July 2017. In the Gilsdorf, Diekirch and Erpeldange / CR351 checks, 271 motorists were subjected to summary breath examination, even in the absence of any serious evidence, in 18 cases the examination was positive (means 7% of offending drivers) and…

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LUXEMBOURG – DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE – SEVERAL DRIVING BANS

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keywords: driving under the influence, road safety, grand ducal police, luxembourg. The Grand Ducal Police is on all fronts when it comes to road safety. They carried out several driving license withdrawals since yesterday because of drinking and driving, night and day, in some cases this blood alcohol level caused slight injuries to motorists following an accident. Four driving licenses have been withdrawn since yesterday 5 pm until this morning for drinking and driving at Wilwerdange (N12), Ettelbruck (B7), Canach (CR144) and Rollingen (rue de Luxembourg). Share this page with:

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POLICE LUXEMBOURG – DRIVER OVER 150KM/H ON MAIN ROAD

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keywords: speeding, road safety, grand ducale police, luxembourg. The Grand Ducal Police arrested yesterday afternoon a motorist on the N11 from Michelshof to Echternach measured at a speed of 152 km/h instead of the authorized 90 km/h. A criminal proceeding was opened against him and his driver’s license was taken. The Police multiplied the alcohol-driving controls and suspended several driving licenses for the only day of yesterday in Esch-sur-Alzette, Capellen, Sandweiler and Uebersyren. Share this page with:

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ROAD SAFETY – FRANCOIS BAUSCH IN JUNGLINSTER

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keywords: Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, junglinster, luxembourg. As part of Minister Bausch’s series of road safety discussion meetings, the public is invited to attend a road safety discussion evening on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Gaston Multipurpose Center Stein (1, Craft and Trade Zone, L-6131 Junglinster). An open discussion in which any suggestions, ideas or complaints about the subject can be expressed. Program: Welcome by the Mayor Short presentation Wat kënne mir bei Iech a Punkto Stroossesécherheet verbesseren? Wéi soll Ären ëffentleche Raum am…

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ROAD SAFETY – TESLA STOCKS PLUNGE ON SAFETY RISKS

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keywords: tesla motors, electric cars, electric mobility. While a recently published German study severely damaged the ecological side of electric cars, today it is an American firm that denounces the risks that run the Tesla Model S to its occupants. According to this firm the seat belt of the flagship model of luxury brand would be too ample and too rigid and would not provide sufficient security to the occupants of the car. While Tesla claims to be the “most reliable car builder” this news is badly appreciated on Wall…

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ROAD SAFETY – CHILDREN BIKE HELMET NOT MANDATORY PART 2

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keywords: road safety, children, bicycle, helmet, petition, luxembourg. Road safety in Luxembourg is one of the government priorities with ambitious targets in terms of reducing the number of road victims, which are in the process of being achieved. That is why the unwillingness of the Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures François Bausch to make the bicycle helmet for children mandatory made a big noise. Although responsibility for child safety rests primarily with their parents, such an obligation would have had the advantage of danger raising awareness. In a joint response…

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SECURITY – APPLE WORKS WITH HERTZ ON AUTONOMOUS CARS

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keywords: road safety, apple, google, avis budget, google. After the surprise announcement on Monday afternoon of the management by Avis-Budget of the autonomous cars from Google-Alphabet, it is in this early evening in Europe that Hertz announces that it will manage the autonomous cars of Apple . This concerns 6 vehicles for Apple and 600 for Google. Hertz and Avis-Budget share prices are up 10% on Wall Street. Share this page with:

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CESSANGE – SPEED REDUCED TO 30 KM/H IN RUE VERTE

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keywords: road safety, luxembourg. After passing part of the Grund to zone 30, in order to appease motorized traffic and increase safety for all road users, especially children, the City of Luxembourg has just established a zone 30 rue Verte in Cessange, along the elementary school, which is temporarily established there because of the renovation of the school buildings at rue de Cessange, as well as the church and the cemetery. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG AIRPORT – RUNWAY REHABILITATION IN 2019

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keywords: luxembourg-findel airport, rehabilitation manoeuvring area, luxembourg. The National Directorate of Roads and Bridges is today communicating the planning of the rehabilitation of the Luxembourg-Findel airport manoeuvring area, the area covering the runway and the taxiways (service lanes), as well as the security implementation in adjacent surfaces and safety areas at runway ends. The call for tenders is planned for 2018 so that work can start as early as spring 2019. As part of this rehabilitation and upgrading work, during the preparatory phases the runway will be closed between midnight and…

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ROAD SAFETY – BETWEEN LANES TRAFFIC AUTHORISED ?

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keywords: road safety, interchange traffic, motorcycles, motorcyclists, luxembourg. The road safety targets in Luxembourg are very ambitious. In line with the UN’s objectives in this subject, the first is to halve the number of road victims between 2016 and 2020. The next objective, which has already been validated, is to divide by two again this number between 2020 and 2030. Long time considered as a bad pupil of Europe in terms of road safety, the Grand Duchy multiplies initiatives. And motorcycle safety is an issue that is not forgotten. Whereas…

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FRANCE->LUXEMBOURG BORDER – 11KMs TRAFFIC JAM

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Today is a public holiday in Germany (“Fronleichnam” or “Corpus Christi”), trucks heading to Germany and transit through Luxembourg are not allowed to ride/enter the Grand Duchy. The Police systematically stops the trucks in this situation causing a traffic jam at the france luxembourg border (Dudelange) of more than 11 kms at 2pm, one lane is closed. In a prevention role, the Grand Ducal Police have communicated widely on this prohibition and do so whenever necessary. Share this page with:

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ROAD SAFETY – GRAND DUCAL POLICE FOCUS ON PREVENTION

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keywords: road safety, ministry of sustainable development and infrastructure, grand ducal police, luxemburg. The accident on Saturday 10 June that saw 3 motorcyclists injured in a collision immediately triggered a reaction from Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures François Bausch who tweeted “This can not last, we need more Police controls” demanding more Police checks on the roads of the Grand Duchy. The spokesman of the Grand Ducal Police said that speed would be only one factor among others, so the Police seem to be more focused on prevention and maintain…

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LUXEMBOURG – A NEW AVIAN FLU CASE CONFIRMED IN MERSCH

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keywords: avian influenza, food safety, luxembourg. The Ministry of Agriculture confirms Tuesday the presence of a new case of avian flu in Luxembourg. This case is to add to the previous three cases of avian flu confirmed last week in amateur farms. The Ministry indicates that the new outbreak was found in a poultry farm in Rollingen/Mersch. All poultry present were euthanized. The precautionary measures are as follows: “In order to avoid an extension of the disease to other farms, all transport of live poultry and any exposure of poultry…

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APPLE WWDC – NO NOTIFICATIONS WHILE DRIVING ON iOS11

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keywords: apple, iphone, ipad, ios 11, road safety. At the Apple developer conference today in San Francisco, the introduction of the new mobile operating system iOS 11 available this fall brings a great novelty in terms of road safety. When the owner of an iPhone or iPad is detected driving, iOS 11 proposes that notifications be cancelled so the driver is not distracted or tempted to look at the screen of the device and therefore remains focused on the road. This technical improvement is allowed by detecting the connection of the iDevice to…

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LUXEMBOURG – END OF SOCIAL DUMPING IN TRANSPORT?

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keywords: social dumping, road transport, treaty of liege, benelux, luxembourg. The road freight and passenger transportation sector is highly competitive. On our roads and motorways are trucks belonging to foreign companies that do not respect national social standards and are regularly accused of unfair competition due to social dumping. It is in this context that the Treaty of Liège entered into force on 1 June 2017, which provides that the inspection services of the three Benelux countries shall jointly control the transport of goods and passengers. The objective of these checks…

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ROAD SAFETY – CHILDREN BIKE HELMET NOT MANDATORY

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keywords: road safety, children, bicycle, helmet wearing, luxembourg. The Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure and the Minister of Health confirm that the use of bicycle helmets for children is not mandatory and will not be compulsory in Luxembourg. According to statistics from the Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch and the Centre Hospitalier du Nord, in 2015, 14,368 cases of trauma were recorded in children aged under 16, of which 242 (1.7%) came from a bicycle accident. Nevertheless, the two Ministers underline: “The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, taking into account…

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LUXEMBOURG – NO GIGALINERS ON OUR HIGHWAYS (OFFICIAL)

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keywords: road safety, mega-trucks, luxembourg. The Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure François Bausch confirms today that mega-trucks are and will remain prohibited to traffic on the Grand Duchy roads. The question of authorizing this type of transport was asked because since 2016 Belgium and the Netherlands authorize the mega-trucks motorway traffic, Germany also authorizes mega-trucks (also called “gigaliners” or “Euro-Combis “) on half of its motorway network. The Minister reminds that the European Union regulations prohibits mega-trucks and that Luxembourg had always opposed it, since the Grand Duchy policy is to promote…

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ROAD SAFETY – MINIMAL DISTANCE WHEN OVERTAKE BIKES

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keywords: road safety, highway code, minimum distance, luxembourg. Road safety is a priority in Luxembourg with an ambitious goal to halve the number of road fatalities by 2020. Many initiatives are in the direction of greater safety on our roads: speed reduction in built-up areas and speed ​​checks. And among the killed and injured on the roads of Luxembourg, 23% are cyclists. Their security is therefore a particularly sensitive issue that concerns the national representation. In a parliamentary question on May 11, 2017, MP Josée Lorsché (dei gréng) asked the Minister…

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LUXEMBOURG – GIGALINERS ON OUR HIGHWAYS SOON?

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keywords: road safety, mega-trucks, luxembourg. A gigaliner (mega-truck) is a vehicle that is more than 18.75 meters long and weighs over 44 tons. These huge trucks consist of a truck tractor to which a semi-trailer and a trailer are hung up. They are also called “euro-combis”. Since 2016 Belgium and the Netherlands have authorized the motorway traffic to mega-trucks. The authorization gradually extends to half of the German motorway network. It is in this context that the MP Claudia Dall’Agnol (LSAP) asks the Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure what is/will be in…

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LUXEMBOURG AND GREATER REGION – SPEED CHECKS ALL THE DAY

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keywords: speed, accident, road safety, prevention, police, luxembourg. This Wednesday, April 19, Luxembourg joins the European movement against speeding on roads. Controls will be carried out throughout the day from 06:00 this morning until 06:00 tomorrow Thursday morning. In addition to the fixed radars and the usual mobile checks, the Grand Ducal Police will post additional mobile radars at strategic locations in terms of accident risk. As it is a European day, the same controls will be carried out in France, Belgium and Germany. You are warned. Share this page…

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LUXEMBOURG – SPEED LIMIT REDUCED TO 30 KM/H IN GRUND

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keywords: security, road safety, luxembourg. While for a long time Luxembourg has been considered one of the bad pupils of Europe when it comes to road safety the situation is improving. In line with the United Nations target of dividing the number of road deaths by 2 by 2020, road safety has become a national priority in the Grand Duchy. After the introduction of automatic speed cameras since early 2016, the trend is to reduce the speed limit in the city. Also worth noting is the setting up of public information and…

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LUXEMBOURG – 30 km/h WIND ALERT FROM WEDNESDAY 18:00

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keywords: luxembourg, wind alert, safety tips. For several weeks Europe has been facing a series of depressions associated with strong winds. A series of strong wind warning was triggered accordingly and a new alert is issued for tonight, starting at around 6:00 pm and for a part of the evening and night. Our tips in order to stay safe: First      : don’t use an umbrella, you will probably damage it Second : drive home safely, lower your speed and stay on alert on the road Third    : clear your balcony…

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LUXEMBOURG – NEW WIND ALERT – THE RIGHT THINGS TO DO

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keywords : weather alert, strong wind, security tips. After the strong wind warning issued on 22 February 2017, which saw Luxembourg facing winds over 60 km/h, it is a new wind alert which is issued from Monday 27 February afternoon on. Even if the wind should not exceed 35 km/h this time we remind you the following safety rules: First      : don’t use an umbrella, you will probably damage it Second : drive home safely, lower your speed and stay on alert on the road Third    : clear your balcony…

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