Since a Europe-wide solution is still being worked out, the BMVI has been setting national incentives for a voluntary commitment since 2018 with the “Turn Assist Scheme”. The BMVI is now launching an additional support programme for the voluntary fitting or retrofitting of trucks and buses with...
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Subsidy increases to 10 million euros
6. June 2019 | Nachrichten > Deutschland
5. June 2019 | Schwerpunktthema >
Federal Minister Scheuer attends the technical acceptance in Regensburg
The technical acceptance of the first retrofitted turn assist systems is a decisive step to further advance the equipment of HGVs with such systems and to prevent accidents.
1. April 2019 | Nachrichten > Deutschland, Bayern
Broad alliance for road safety
For years, Hamburg has been a driving force nationwide for the mandatory introduction of turning assistance systems for trucks and is now leading the way with its own initiative. Now a pilot process has been presented in which numerous authorities, municipal companies and private firms are involved.
1. April 2019 | Nachrichten > Hamburg
Velostraßen (bicycle boulevards / bike paths)
Pilot tests on bicycle boulevards / bike paths were carried out in various Swiss cities. The focus was on the fact that the bicycle boulevards / bike paths were allowed to precede the intersecting neighbourhood streets, thus enabling cyclists to travel quickly and safely. There were no indications...
2. March 2019 | Nachrichten > Schweiz
Five million euros per year
The BMVI supports the voluntary equipping and retrofitting of trucks and buses with turning assistance systems with five million euros per year. Applications for funding can be submitted from 21 January 2019.
28. December 2018 | Nachrichten > Deutschland
2016/17 Accident Prevention Report
In all road user groups, the number of road deaths fell between 2000 and 2017, and the number of cyclists killed fell by 42 percent during this period. The long-term development of the number of cycling accidents and the number of cyclists seriously and lightly injured has remained more or less...
18. October 2018 | Nachrichten > Deutschland
Germany: accidents on German roads in 2017
In 2017, 382 (2016 = 393) cyclists died on Germany's roads and more than 79,000 were injured. A total of 3,180 people were killed in traffic accidents in Germany. According to MiD, the number of kilometres travelled by cyclists has increased by 27 percent since 2008, while the proportion of...
17. July 2018 | Nachrichten > Deutschland
Turning assistance systems for trucks
The first meeting at the BMVI took place on 10 July 2018 together with companies, logistics, manufacturers, testing organizations, associations, motorists' and cyclists' clubs and representatives of the police. By 2019, the commercial vehicles of the authorities subordinate to the BMVI will be...
10. July 2018 | Nachrichten > Deutschland
German Insurers Accident Research (UDV)
The general obligation of cycle path usage alone shows no effects on cycling behaviour and the safety of cycling lanes. Since there ‘s no relevant shifting oft the usage, no relevant new conflicts or accidents emerge. Nevertheless, problems which existed before the obligation still exist after the...
21. April 2018 | Nachrichten > Deutschland