Foot off the gas, being watched

Munich, 15 April 2015

Rear flashers can " cash in " fast simple and assume the associated shift of wealth from full citizenship in empty pockets state. Hard to deny, however, that according to the ADAC on German roads about 3,350 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2014 and by far the most common cause is excessive speed. For this reason, must be set for the third time since 2013 drivers and motorcyclists to increased speed controls. The event will take place on 16 and 17 April 2015 ( In Bavaria, from 16 to 23 April ) instead.

13,000 police officers and approximately 7,000 measuring points

The aim of the so-called flash sprint is to make the awareness of road users aware of the dangers of frenzy. In the action therefore control over six clock in the morning at least 13,000 policemen to approximately 7000 measurement points the speed. Is flashed on fixed installations, mobile devices or laser guns in both a domestic and on country roads and highways. Advance is the relevant competent authority known, however, where the controls are held. The last flash marathon in September 2014 about three million motorists were checked and despite the announcement about 93,000 have been asked by them to the checkout.

controversial measure

Despite the good intentions of actually flash Marathon is a controversial measure. In particular, various automobile clubs go with the action vigorously criticized. According mobile so should eV in recent years have been mainly flashed in places that have high revenues and leads are only secondary safety. Similarly, see the German motorists: In an online survey of the association, in which more than 4,000 people participated, 97 percent of respondents believe that it is not just about safety in safety cameras. 94 percent of respondents said they even prevent radar checks when it obviously only concern is to make money.

Extending the neighboring countries

Nevertheless, makes the controversial measure school: Only attended only some German Länder, now also 21 other European countries wishing to participate in the first blitz. However, since the control density in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Austria, Switzerland or Italy is very high anyway, should generally be expected with high fines for non-compliance rate in these countries. (ml)