Leaving a roundabout off an inside street, crossing in front of cars that have the right of way, is one of the most dangerous behaviors. In 2020, the intersection was the scene of 7,104 accidents with 61 deaths.
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More than 40 years and many still living along intersections in our roads and cities, studies say between 50% and two thirds of drivers do not know what rules govern them. And they can be summed up into two very general ones: Whoever is inside has preference over whoever has access, unless the signal—traffic light, road marking—or the agent orders otherwise; And whoever wants to reach him lives in front of him in his street. By respecting these two basic rules, the cause will be on your side in the event of an accident.
However, it is common to see drivers who almost straighten them out. And that, when it’s time to leave, they head outside with the risk of colliding with the inside street. and many, moreover, They bang their horns loudly because they are convinced they are doing it right. Well, don’t let a traffic or police agent see you: they’ll back you up with a 500 euro fine and you’ll lose six valuable points on your license.
it may be a criminal offense
“This is probably the most dangerous maneuver a driver can perform inside a roundabout. an illegal maneuver that, combined with excessive speed and an angled collision, may cause any of the vehicles involved to overturn Or a sudden collision with the reach of people forced to apply the brakes,” they point out to the DGT. It is considered reckless driving and an offense if it endangers life.
In addition to this violation, traffic has chosen four others that are particularly risky. The most common is not respecting priorities, which accounts for one in five cases. For example, accessing the interior without priority can result in sudden braking, ramming, and even a collision between vehicles. It is approved with 200 euros and four points less.
to do with another fast, Thus 8% of drivers involved in an accident in an intercity roundabout in 2020 were involved. Going too fast forces us to attack multiple lanes to control the vehicle and we can run into pedestrians who are crossing the street outside the intersection. , Punishment: 500 euros, six points and classification of offense if it endangers life, as in the case of pedestrians. And it’s the same graduation for those who intend to leave it without respecting the cyclists’ choices, who are other vulnerable users.
Finally, it is fined with 200 euros, but without loss of points, for those who make frequent lane changes without prompting; Or don’t maintain enough isolation.
Claims X-rays in 2020
As per the data of DGT, during that year were 7,104 claims with victims, 2 out of 3 on urban roads, due to 61 dead and 433 seriously injured. they were involved in 12,332 drivers and one in three had committed the crime. In the case of road roundabouts, 20% did not respect the rules and priority signs and 8% went faster than allowed. In urban areas, 19% did not respect the priority and 5% did not maintain a safe distance.
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