The collective of moped and motorcycle drivers are one of the most vulnerable both on the road and in the city, due to their close and daily coexistence with other motor vehicles and the absence of bodywork on the part of the two-wheeled drivers, who suffer more injuries in the event of collision or fall.
On numerous occasions, four-wheeler drivers have attitudes or develop maneuvers that endanger the physical integrity of motorcyclists: not respecting safety distances, undue overtaking, throwing cigarette butts out the window, operating the windshield wiper without looking …
And speeding is also part of this list, although motorcyclists also sin from it. For this reason, Anesdor has positively assessed the reduction of speed limits in the city. Its general secretary, José María Riaño, has considered that the pacification of traffic in cities is very important and is part of a “comprehensive” approach to accidents. “These changes will contribute to significantly reduce the severity of claims,” he predicted.
In 2019, vulnerable users (pedestrians, cyclists and motorists) were 53% of the victims of traffic accidents in Spain and this figure reached 82% in cities. The reduction of speeds to 30 km / h on roads with a single lane per traffic direction, to 50 km / h on roads with 2 or more lanes per direction and 20 km / h on roads with a single carriageway platform is a way to reduce the severity of injuries in the event of an accident and collision probabilities.
In this regard and from Anesdor they have also positively valued the draft amending the Traffic Law and in the that penalties are increased to those motorcyclists who do not wear the mandatory helmet properly fastened.