motorcycle drivers have demonstrated this Sunday in Palmain the context of a national call, to protest the «inability» of the administrations to reduce accidents and the passage of “insane” regulations aimed at banning or restricting the use of motor vehicles. In addition, the organizers also denounce that the regulations on the matter are taken «without objectivity and without counting on the opinion of the users and drivers of these vehicles».
As stated in a statement by the International Union for the Defense of Motorcyclists (IMU)the act has begun at 11.00 in the parking lot of the Son Moix Municipal Sports Palace. An hour later, the thirty of motorcyclists in person have started the march, which has been carried out at low speed for meteorological reasons.
OKDAILY has traveled to the place and has been able to interview Raul Montero, regional secretary of this non-profit organization. The motorist representative has reviewed the claims of his union, among which he highlights «greater safety on the roads” and that “public administrations comply with the laws».
Montero has pointed out that “the legal system obliges the owners of the roads to keep them in the best possible condition for their circulation” and has recalled that this is stipulated “the Road Safety Law and the General Circulation Regulation». In this sense, they also ask that the guardrails and what do I know prioritize budget items for the maintenance of roads and streets.
In turn, the secretary of IMU in the Balearic Islands has sent to this digital another of the demands of his organization, in this case referring to the traffic accident investigations. Montero has criticized that «they are very deficientsince only the legal person responsible is sought to pay for the damage caused»
For this reason, it has requested that the bodies and security forces that investigate traffic accidents be duly trained and equipped. «Through a more technical and in-depth investigation, the real causes of the accident must be sought to avoid the repetition of another with similar characteristics”, the activist has pointed out.
At the same time, another demand of the motorcyclist collective is that the road safety prosecutors prosecute ex officio the criminal type of not restoring the safety of the road when there is an obligation to do so.
On the other hand, motorists also request that it be withdrawn from political discourse and from the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) the intention of charging for the use of the roads, as well as the intention to legislate and force the use of gloves y airbag vests.
«The DGT has been trying for years to make the use of gloves and airbag vest mandatory. Before making something mandatory, you have to audit it and control the market», has expressed Montero, who considers it inadmissible that «dishwashing gloves are being sold to drive motorcycles».
Along the same lines, the motorcyclist activist has described as «verde» the current system of airbag vests, because, according to him, «it is not as advanced as that of passenger vehicles». «You cannot force to carry a system that really is not 100% verified and that does not guarantee its correct operation in all possible situations», Montero has referred.
Similarly, the conveners have requested that from the consumer authorities se persecute the sale and distribution of protective equipment for motorcyclists that is not duly certified or approved.
Additionally, they want Taxes on hydrocarbons and energy in general are loweredthat the motorcycle be recognized as an efficient vehicle in urban mobility and special protection be given to its use.
During the demonstration, symbolic acts have been carried out in memory of the victims of traffic accidents. In addition, the organization had warned its participants that it was forbidden to use political flags. also that they should abide by all the rules dictated by the agents that assist in providing protection for the exercise of the rights of assembly and demonstration.