Pedestrians are urged to “be visible”
(CS) In 2012, some 200 pedestrians were hit by cars on Luxembourg roads, with a new campaign urging pedestrians to increase their visibility as autumn brings longer nights, fog and rain.
According to data provided by the Ministry of Infrastructure, six pedestrians were killed on Luxembourg's roads last year, with 64 seriously injured and another 130 suffering slight injuries after being involved in road accidents.
Pedestrians of all ages are therefore urged to wear items of light clothing or at least add reflectors to dark clothing.
For children especially, reflectors should also feature on school bags, umbrellas or other items.
Joggers are reminded that it is mandatory to wear a safety vest outside of urban areas.
Drivers, too, however are urged to be more attentive in conditions of poor visibility, to turn on their headlights, adjust speed and remember to indicate. The ministry calls on all motorists to pay attention to more vulnerable road users and pay attention at pedestrian and cyclist crossings.
The new campaign launches on Thursday and will be rolled out across different media, including radio and television spots, announcements in the press and online, as well as posters on buses.
At the Autumn Fair, which launches at Luxexpo on Saturday, an information stand will also be available.
For more information visit mddi.lu