Cyclists (35) disregard red traffic lights at night and insult police officers / The police advise all cyclists: “Safety through visibility!”

| Image: West Palatinate Police Headquarters
| Image: West Palatinate Police Headquarters

Saarbrücken (ots) - On June 28.06.2020, 01, around 50:XNUMX a.m., a patrol car is waiting at the red traffic light Metzer Straße / Deutschherrnstraße when a cyclist blows past the police officer with his unlit bicycle and drives across the intersection.

The police then asked the cyclist to stop several times, which he ignored on the grounds that, as a cyclist, he caused no emissions and was therefore privileged. During the subsequent check, he even refuses to give his name to the police or to identify himself. Only a search of his pocket leads to the identification of an identity card and a subsequent alcohol test to determine 0,5 per thousand. At the end, the cyclist said goodbye to the police officers with the words: "You motherfucker!"

As a result, the cyclist committed several administrative offenses. In addition, criminal proceedings for insult await him.

The police advise all cyclists: “Safety through visibility!” and indicates the high number of cyclists injured in traffic accidents. Cyclists are often the weaker road users. Such unreflected and illegal behavior endangers you and other road users. The police also warned that bicycles must be safe to drive. Pay particular attention to functional lighting. A bike that is not safe to drive not only leads to a police warning, but can also result in recourse or damage claims in the event of serious accidents.

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Originally written by: Saarbrücken city police inspection

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