Road safety Luxembourg – Speed marathon 2018 with police checks

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keywords: speed marathon, speed checks, road safety, traffic police, luxembourg. The “Speed ​​Marathon” 2018 for its fourth edition will take place on Wednesday 18th April. A “speed marathon” is a period of 24 hours during which the police of 18 countries of the European Union control at the same time the motorists of the 18 countries. This fourth edition of the “speed marathon” will start on Thursday at 6:00 am and finish the next day at the same time. Police Luxembourg in its role of prevention and awareness informs of the…

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Road transport – Luxembourg transit traffic forbidden on friday 30 march

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keywords: road police, truck transport, trucks, road safety, germany, luxembourg. Traffic in transit through Luxembourg is prohibited to heavy goods vehicles on Friday 30 March 2018 to Germany, this day being Good Friday, public holiday in Germany, and the next Monday (Easter Monday) as well. Established for over 20 years, this ban on transit (and parking) on ​​Luxembourg territory has been governed by the Grand-Ducal Regulation of 19 July 1997 on “Restrictions about heavy goods vehicles on Sundays and public holidays” which provides a traffic ban in the Grand Duchy…

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ROAD TRANSPORT – NEW SERIES OF LORRIES CONTROLS ON A6

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keywords: road police, heavy goods vehicles transport, trucks, prohibition to overtake, france, belgium, germany, luxembourg. The weeks go by and the controls continue towards the lorries in transit through Luxembourg. The Grand Ducal Police carried out a new series of road and highway checks for trucks. On Friday the Road Police carried out a series of checks on the A6 motorway (Luxembourg-Arlon) and on the N6 national road (which connects Luxembourg to the Belgian border and Belgian N4) in the region of Mamer – Strassen, ie in the immediate vicinity…

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ROAD TRANSPORT – CROSS BORDER LORRIES CHECKED BY POLICE

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keywords: road police, heavy goods transport, trucks, waste transport, road safety, france, belgium, germany, luxembourg. The controls of the Grand Ducal Police on road transport are increasing. It is now on the N31 and RN11 that the Road Police control trucks in border areas with France, Belgium and Germany. National Roar 31 (Nationalstrooss 31) connects Luxembourg to Longwy via Pétange, Dudelange, Esch-sur-Alzette and Differdange. National Road 11 (N11) connects Luxembourg to Echternach and the German border to Irrel and Bitburg. 49 offenses sanctioned in two days of road checks  …

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ROAD TRANSPORT – POLICE LUXEMBOURG CONTINUE CHECKS

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keywords: road police, truck transport, trucks, elephant race, road safety, luxembourg. The Grand Ducal Police are intensifying their controls on heavy goods vehicles. Last Wednesday the road Police controlled the vehicles on the A6 Luxembourg – Arlon highway. Today Friday the Police were interested in trucks that use the national highway N7 crossing the country from the northern tip of the country (Belgian border) to Luxembourg and serving the A7 motorway, very popular with heavy goods vehicles in transit, ie which do not load or unload in Luxembourg. This national N7 allows trucks not…

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ROAD TRANSPORT – OVERTAKE FORBIDDEN AROUND LUXEMBOURG

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keywords: road police, truck transport, trucks, elephant race, road safety, luxembourg. During a roadside control session today on the A6 motorway (Luxembourg-Arlon), the Traffic Police focused on the control of heavy goods vehicles, and in particular the maneuver which consists in a heavyweight doubles another with a slight difference in speed, this maneuver blocking traffic. The “elephant race” as it is called in trucker language is forbidden and in particular trucks must not overtake another vehicle around the capital city (Luxembourg). Six drivers were fined. During this session also, the…

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POLICE LUXEMBOURG – PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS CHECKED

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keywords: pedestrian crossing, police control, road safety, luxembourg. The Grand Ducal Police check the pedestrian crossings. Not only the cars that cross them but also the pedestrians who use them to pass the other side of the street. Recently the number of pedestrians killed or wounded on the roads of the Grand Duchy made a great noise. The Grand Ducal Police do not remain idle and remind that road safety is the business of everyone, not just motorists, pedestrians must respect the highway code too. During Thursday morning vehicles and…

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ROAD SAFETY – FOUR NEW FIXED RADARS INSTALLED SOON

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keywords: road safety, fixed radar, speeding, prevention, luxembourg. While road safety is one of the government’s priorities with ambitious objectives in terms of the number of victims on the roads, four new fixed speed cameras are put into service from today 1 December 2017 with the installation of a enforcement-trailer radar on the Saeul-Brouch (N8) route for the duration of the installation work of the new fixed radar. The signs indicating the maximum authorized speed (70 km/h) are already installed. The trailer radar will be replaced by the fixed radar during the…

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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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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 – 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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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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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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HEAT WAVE LUXEMBOURG – MOTORWAYS SPEED LIMIT LOWERED

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keywords: heat wave luxembourg, pollution, ozone, speed limit, luxembourg. The Automobile Club Luxembourg (ACL) informs that due to the temperature that should exceed 30°C today according to MeteoLux and the associated risks of pollution (especially ozone pollution) the speed limit on Luxembourg motorways is reduced to 90 km/h this Tuesday. This measure will likely be repeated in the coming days as a drop in temperatures is not expected until Friday. Ozone pollution is felt by the most fragile people who experience itching eyes and/or difficult breathing. Share this page with

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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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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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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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