Or rather, they are less reckless, less selfish, less likely to cause a head-on bicycle collision on a moonless night in Christiania and less likely to consider 49 kroner for a set of bicycle lights daylight robbery at midnight in the center of Copenhagen.
According to the latest Kantar Public report for the Council for Safe Traffic safety councilonly a quarter of women have cycled without lights when it is dark in the past year, compared to a third of men.
Fluorescence, your name is actually female!
The worst offenders are young men who cycle in the Capital Region
According to the survey of ordinary adult cyclists, it is not a matter of deliberately not wearing them, but of forgetting them – but perhaps it is charitable.
The results reveal that the 18-35 age group are the worst offenders, with 46 percent admitting to driving without lights, followed by 36-50 year olds (32), 51-65 year olds (21) and over-65s ( 14).
In addition, it is those who live in the Capital Region who are most likely to offend, with 34 culprits charged, followed by Central Jutland (33).
“We really want to be able to see each other and count on each other when we are out in traffic. Nobody wants to overlook another person on the dark roads,” commented Liv Knoblauch Kofoed Jensen, senior leader in the Council for Safe Traffic.
“During the winter, we received many inquiries from concerned road users who meet cyclists without lights, and this creates both concern and insecurity.”
The campaign starts next Monday
Therefore, next week on January 23, the police will carry out a campaign to target cyclists without lights – and at the same time remind parents to regularly check the lights on their children’s bikes. It continues until January 31.
Cyclists are reminded that their lights must be visible 300 meters away, so it’s probably best to replace the batteries if yours are fading.
Source: The Nordic Page