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Spirit of Obeying Laws!
Wise Rider Life
By Joung In-young Reporter, Sophomore of Electronics Control Engineering
These days, we are used to the question of “What should we order?” rather than “Where should we go to eat?” Due to the social distancing of COVID-19, meals at restaurants with over a specific number of people are banned. In our lives, where it has become more natural to receive and eat food at home through delivery service rather than visit restaurants, “Delivery apps” are becoming one of the more indispensable things for us. As the delivery market expands, due to COVID-19, the rate of motorcycle delivery-driver accidents is also increasing. This is because illegal activities occur due to the pressure on drivers to make fast and efficient deliveries.
-Outlaw on the road.
As you walk along the street, you can see delivery motorcycles running at a tremendous speed with loud engines. It is also easy to see motorcycle drivers driving between cars, violating signals, and going their own way.
-The price for violating traffic regulations.
If you violate traffic laws, accidents may follow. On August 26th, an accident occurred. A motorcycle delivery rider died at Seolleung Station, and this became a hot topic. It was a case where a motorcycle delivery rider who illegally pulled in front of a stopped truck was crushed and killed by the truck, because the truck driver was unable to see the motorcycle.. Shortly thereafter, another traffic accident with a motorcycle delivery rider occurred near the location of the first accident. In this way, it can be seen that the frequency of accidents has increased. According to a survey by auto insurance company Samsung Fire Insurance , the number of motorcycle accidents for delivery drivers has increased by 23 percent over the past four years (8806 cases in 2016 - 17,793 cases in 2020). One motorcycle delivery rider has had an average of two accidents a year. This is 15 times higher than regular motorcycles.
-Motorcycle accident type.
Riders’ safety is faltering as speed is prioritized over rider safety, due to the soaring demands for delivery, as well as worsening weather, and competition among riders who receive money for the number of deliveries they make. According to information reports, there are 3,350 annual crashes involving other vehicles (38.1 percent). There are 2,232 crashes (25.4 percent) as a result of changing lanes; 2,131 (24.2percent) as a result of intersection traffic violations, and 1,078 (12.3percent) involving crosswalks.
Accidents can be reduced if proper traffic laws are followed.
-Safety rules for motorcycles.
-Motorcycle accident prevention 10 commandments.
1. Wear protective gear, such as a safety helmet for riding, and knee protectors.
2. Make sure to follow the traffic laws when you drive.
3. Check weather conditions such as snow and rain, and turn on headlights and drive carefully when delivering at vulnerable times, such as evening rush hour.
4. Wheels, brakes, headlights, etc. should be periodically inspected and maintained.
5. Do not drive too fast to ensure safe driving.
6. Even if the signal has changed, don't rush to go, don't drive through yellow lights, and do not drive on the sidewalk.
7. Do not smoke, chat, or use a cellphone while driving.
8. Be aware of the topography and road conditions of the area in advance.
9. Only licensed people can drive.
10. Receive safety training for motorcycle accidents.
Critics point out that crackdowns and guidance should be carried out at the same time as improving the delivery culture to prevent accidents, and to raise drivers’ awareness of safety. Accordingly, the active movement of society for safe and correct delivery of riders is starting. Efforts are being made to raise awareness between riders and delivery users through various contents, such as expanding delivery service areas, two-wheeled vehicle traffic safety campaigns, and producing related promotional content. If we are aware of potential accidents and pay attention to accident prevention, we will be able to create a safer road environment.