DEKRA recommends parents: children targeted traffic prepare Berlin – 2010 caused her accident through its own misconduct or with causes around 70% of injured children in Berlin. It indicated the experts of DEKRA in the capital region on Wednesday (August 10, 2011) in view of the approaching end of the holiday and appealed on the one hand to districts and schools, not to diminish the existing transport and mobility education, and on the other side of the adult traffic participants to take special account of the young road users. “Is just as important but also that parents deliberately prepare their children’s participation in road traffic”, said Mario Schwarz, Director of the DEKRA Berlin (Reinickendorf) branch. So, black, for example, recommended that parents should explore a safe way to school along with their children and him go off together or leave. Because here the accidents piled up strongly. Especially where the way crosses the car traffic, proper behavior and eye contact drivers was pay attention.
“Children should drive even then with the bike in the school, after they made a bike training fit and they passed the wheel driving test”, stressed the DEKRA expert. “Because children learn, how they move around safely on the road, as they hold the balance, character type and backward look while driving, without leaving their trail.” Black advised the children basically, wearing a bicycle helmet. The adults could be a good role model here. Important is also a regular bike safety check; especially the brakes and the lights should work. “Remember your kids also remember: trucks and buses it means keep distance.” Children may remain never right next to or behind the vehicle”, warned the DEKRA Branch Manager. “Because the driver’s visibility is often limited in these areas, here increased accident risk.” The DEKRA traffic safety report 2011 “Pedestrians and cyclists” provides additional information. He is subject to de/verkehrssicherheitsreport-2011 ready for download. Background information: Children traffic accidents 2010 44 people died In the year 2010 according to the Berlin police headquarters in Berlin road, four less than in the previous year.
Of which 3 children were, after 2009 no child was fatally injured. Total injured 14.913 persons (2009: 16.325), of which 1,065 children (1,190). 67,61% or 720 were active users. While children mainly in the types of road users are pedestrians and cyclists in appearance. Here, the percentage of pedestrians (437) is higher than that of the cyclists (282). In turn, 69,17% of them specially enforce misconduct the cause or a contributing cause of the traffic accident. (See also special investigation “kids – road accidents” in Berlin 2010 imperia/md/content/polizei/strassenverkehr/unfaelle/statistik/kind2010.pdf.) Description of the company DEKRA is one of the world’s leading expert organizations. Today, the company is active in more than 50 countries. Over 24,000 employees ensure sustainable safety, quality and environmental protection. The DEKRA SE is a wholly owned subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and is responsible for the operations of the group. DEKRA are available for qualified and innovative services around topics such as vehicle testing, opinion, international claims, consulting, industrial – testing services, product tests, certifications, environmental protection, qualification, temporary work out – and new placement business “Automotive”, “Industrial” and “Personnel”. In 2010, DEKRA revenues amounting to more than EUR 1.8 billion. DEKRA is represented with offices in Berlin-Hohenschonhausen, Berlin-Tempelhof, Berlin-Reinickendorf, Oranienburg and Potsdam as well as numerous vehicle test centres, stations and offices in the capital region. Company contact: DEKRA capital region Mario Schwarz Kurt-Schumacher-Damm 28 13405 Berlin Tel: + 49 30 9860982100 email: Web: PR contact: Butterfly Communications Detlef Untermann Drake 46 A 12205 Berlin Tel: + 49 30 84312127 email: Web: