Most road accidents happen due to inattention. And both by a driver and by pedestrians who might be carelessly crossing the road. According to police statistics, however, it seems that the Czechs as pedestrians on the road more cautious than before. In the first eight months of this year, 43 died in accidents - historically at least since 1964, when statistics were introduced.
At a busy intersection in Prague 4, he filmed Radiožurnбl with traffic expert Igor Sirota. "The sudden entry into the roadway, whether on or off the crossing, is the most common cause of all deaths," warns Igor Sirota from the Central Automotoclub.
Optimism is not yet in place. "Overall, the number one deaths in car-to-car accidents are the first, the second is the crash into a solid obstacle, and the third is the pedestrians, we cannot talk," points out Sirota.
Besip chief Tomбš Nerold attributes the sudden decline in tragic pedestrian accidents to the security actions Besip is dedicated to them. "But this cannot be explained solely by our campaigns. Not. Some vehicles are equipped with state-of-the-art pedestrian detection features," he says.
According to Besip, the statistics have also decreased thanks to the reflective elements that Czechs must legally wear outside the village in low visibility for over three years.
"In towns, the number of victims is not decreasing because the pedestrian was not visible. So there is a need to recommend people to wear reflective material elements, such as reflective vests, reflective tapes. Even though the tape is not very appealing, it can save lives," believes Tomбš Neřold.
However, the Ministry of Transport does not plan any changes to the law. Besip points out that the coming autumn and winter is the riskiest period for pedestrians. It shortens the day and reduces visibility. This is regularly reflected in the latest police statistics. According to them, from 1 to 19 September, 9 pedestrians died on Czech roads.