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The series of pedestrians injured or even killed in Luxembourg in recent weeks is worrying. And even if over the last 5 years, nearly 65% of collisions between a vehicle and a pedestrian occurred in the dark, authorities do not remain unanswered.
In a joint campaign last October the Grand Ducale Police and Road Safety Luxembourg have promoted and distributed 10,000 reflective armbands and encouraged pedestrians to use them to be more visible in the dark, especially in the winter when it is dark. early.
2,800 preventive controls, 2,300 recorded violations
The Police also carry out repressive actions. Out of 2,800 preventive and repressive controls (excluding speed checks) 2,300 offenses were detected until 31 December 2017. Police are increasing their controls at pedestrian crossings, as pedestrian behaviour is not always exemplary.
But according to the Minister of Infrastructures, the speed of motorists in the city remains an aggravating factor. He therefore decided to develop the “zone 30”, these zones where the speed is limited to 30 km/h. Even if the 50 km/h are respected by motorists in the city, this speed is sometimes unsuited to traffic conditions (darkness, rain, busy street). The City of Luxembourg has already granted several “zone 30” or even “zone 20”, Minister François Bausch “has granted 36 authorisations for introduction of zone 30 on state roads and 13 projects are still under study. 73 municipalities have already introduced 30 zones and 9 communal projects are still under study. ” Pedestrian crossing audits will also be conducted to ensure their safety and improve if necessary.
The awareness campaign “Gitt siichtbar – Réfléchissez” will resume from January 31, 2018 with the display of this motto on 45 road signs.
A new distribution of reflective armbands will be organized on Saturday, January 27, 2018 between 10 am and 1 pm in Place Guillaume and its surroundings.
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