Traumachirurgen denominated noodklok about increase fietsongelukken
The Dutch Association for Traumchirurgie (N / a) sounds the alarm about the number of fietsongelukken of the past few years. That is, according to the organization has increased considerably.
“This is because of the increasingly busier and as cyclists roekelozer driving, be careful at busy points and more concerned with their phone than with the traffic,” says Pieter Boele van Hensbroek of the NA to the AD.
The NA has done research in the emergency department of six hospitals, which showed that in the first week after the school holidays, much more fietsongelukken happened. It is a difference of 70 percent compared to the last week.
According to Boele van Hensbroek yearly thousands of patients. “In the age groups 20 to 30 and 50 to 60, there was even talk of a doubling of the number of wounded. The are certainly not only children who has a serious injury on the bike add up.”
At the time the minister of transport, Melanie Schultz, a study of the feasibility of a prohibition on the use of mobile phones on the bike.
From a Dutch study in 2014 showed that smartphonegebruik plays a role in one in five fietsongelukken where a young person is involved. In addition, the chances for an accident are 25 times greater if someone while driving is texting, emailing or social media.