Le 18 mai 2016, 11:37 dans Écologie • 0
From January 2010 the new Highway Code rules apply to transport participants with reflective vest, mainly cyclists terms meant a big change. In vain, however, two years have passed since the introduction of the changes, there is still great uncertainty on the roads and bike minds. This is confirmed by the highway code test that McDonald's Bike Mania produced by the Semmelweis University Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sports Management and Recreation Department can help by interviewing nearly 1,000 domestic cycling. The survey questions were taken using a line of roads, speed limits, traffic rules and cycling attire, equipment-related problems, which are important not only because of the summer cycling season. Many people do not take seriously that bike riders can also hit the spot fines or misdemeanor complaint. The on-site fine of 3,000 forint HUF 20 000, inclusive, and must be paid within 30 days; Following the signing of a legal remedy not provided. If the on-site fine the offender does not accept, does the acting rule comprehension press charges, the amount of which depends on the szabálysértéstől.
The results of the survey are surprising: about the proper use of the roads is still much confusion. In some instances, the Highway Code rules themselves are controversial; others are caused by misperceptions and bad problems and can create dangerous situations. By using the cycle paths of the majority is aware, however, the sidewalk, the common walking and cycling routes and bus traffic sidebar, it has been less so. This supports an earlier study in 2011. The bike raid a year ago, the police took nearly 500 cyclists checked.
Basic question: who owns the sidewalks?
In this year's survey, 41 percent of respondents considered forbidden to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk. But the Road Traffic Act allows cycling on the pavement, but only if the road is unsuitable for bicycle traffic is prohibited to ride a bike on it. Another point is that lengthy debates could go on about the inadequate road traffic matters.
Only 30 per cent of respondents are aware that only a common mandatory use of walking and cycling routes in the event of pedestrian traffic does not hinder the progress of the bike. only 41 percent of those surveyed knew that in case of special allowing board the bus lanes are also available for the bicycle traffic. It is appropriate to add that such a permissive table almost no one has ever met.
With regard to the traffic rules more encouraging situation, the most correct answers since this subject was born. The one-way street going transport and zebras regarding rights of way can be a reassuring readiness of cyclists (77% and 75% knew the right answers). Cyclist’s questions about the maximum speed of only 48 percent correctly answered.
However, many questions concerning the visibility tube pulled because nearly 60 percent of respondents said the flashing red rear light source is a regular, and the Highway Code provides for a continuous light. In addition to the built-up areas, the limited visibility reflective clothing and safety mandatory 44 per cent of participants in the survey think mandatory within populated areas, or even in all cases. Let's see what we have to keep in mind!
The Highway Code rules changed in January 2010. The changes to transport all participants affected, so the riders as well. The main changes are:
Pedestrians and cyclists can travel only their assigned part of the road.
Cyclist’s maximum speed of 20 km / h could be somewhere else instead of the current 30-50.
Neither party will obstruct or endanger the other traffic.
Among the bikes at night and limited visibility, illuminated lanterns to be determined by a separate piece of legislation, a person driving the bike - a reflective vest (clothing) must wear - outside built-up areas.
The amendment lifted the cyclists close to the right maintenance obligation, no longer mandatory outweigh next to the curb. But! Cyclists still cannot go in the middle of the road; right in the general maintenance obligation also applies to them.
Cyclists can drive one-way street in the opposite direction, if there are no designated bike lanes, but you must sign to indicate the possibility of recovery. For intersections where cyclists a one-way street in the opposite direction driven on the public road operator is obliged to outsource this warning sign.
Cyclists with reflective tape can pre-fall in standing next to cars, such as at a red light. This will prevent the slower riders start getting stuck in faster start-ups and vehicles. Indeed! The motorcycles and mopeds, not only in addition to the vehicles, but also between them may fall forward.
Bike - on the basis of the relevant road signs - the bus lane of traffic, or where there is none, the emergency lane or the hard shoulder driving with bicycle roadworthy.
Turn! Sidewalk cycling is prohibited. This exception is for children under 12 years of age and a situation where the roadway bike traffic is unsuitable or where prohibited by bike on the road to travel.