POL-SE: Segeberg district – Police announce checks on motorcycles
As in previous years, the Bad Segeberg motorway and district police station is also monitoring motorcycle traffic in the district this year.
Even though the number of accidents involving motorcycles in Schleswig-Holstein was at a 15-year low in 2020 according to the traffic safety report, 18 motorcyclists still died nationwide as a result of their injuries. In the Segeberg district there were 99 traffic accidents involving motorcyclists in 2020. A total of 74 people were slightly injured and 31 were seriously injured. A driver died.
Experience has shown that it is not just the so-called Todesfelder curves (Kreisstrasse 109) that are heavily frequented when the weather is good, especially on weekends. With seven accidents, the most in the district occurred here in 2020. With the start of spring and the better weather that comes with it, more and more motorized two-wheeled riders are taking to the streets. Accordingly, the police are paying particular attention to popular motorcycle routes in the district this season.
In addition to the main focus on “speed”, the specialized officers will ensure that the motorcycles are in a technically perfect condition during stop checks. A sound level meter is also used here. There are also regular complaints from residents about speeding motorcyclists or motorcycles that are too loud and the associated noise pollution.
The officers from the highway and district police stations receive support from their colleagues from the locally responsible police stations in Kaltenkirchen and Bad Segeberg. In this context, the police appeal to the common sense of all road users. Improper speed is still one of the main causes of accidents. Accidents result in serious injuries or fatalities every year. The aim of the controls is to increase traffic safety and protect residents from excessive noise pollution.
In compliance with the current hygiene regulations and depending on the weather conditions on the day of the inspection, the Bad Segeberg Police Department invites interested media representatives to accompany one of the inspections. The press office of the Bad Segeberg Police Department accepts registrations from media representatives using the contact details listed below.