In half of the accidents with two-wheeled machinery to blame the motorcyclists and cyclists. Such a conclusion can be drawn from the analysis of accidents with their participation, which was conducted by traffic police of Moscow. This writes the “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”.
For five months of this year, the registered capital of 93 accidents with motorcycles. They killed nine people and injured 93. Compared to the same period of 2019, the number of accidents decreased by 49,2%, dead 25%, injured – by 52.3%. More than half – 51.6 per cent – of these accidents were caused by motorcyclists themselves. Major violations of the rules were the speed mismatch specific driving conditions, the violation of the rules of the rebuild, the wrong choice of course.
During the same period involving cyclists there were 65 traffic accidents. Those killed in them were not, and the victims were 66 people. Here the reduction in accidents is not as significant as bikers. Collisions decreased by 9,7% in comparison with January-may of 2019. The number of victims decreased by 7%. Almost half of the crashes – 49% – occurred because of violations of the rules by cyclists. Mainly, it is a violation of the rules of journey of pedestrian crossings, driving through a red light and failure of priority of journey of intersections.
Note that good equipment significantly reduces the risk of injury and death. However, traffic rules require motorcycle riders to wear only a helmet and cyclists – nothing. So taking care of their own security remains entirely at the discretion of the particular driver.