Landtag – Wiesbaden – Hessen gets new displays against motorcycle noise

News of the day - news of 18 December 2020 - politics

Wiesbaden (DPA/LHE) – Eleven new noise displays are being installed in Hesse, to reduce motorcycle noise, which many citizens perceive as a nuisance, and to raise awareness for bikers. The Home Ministry announced this on Sunday. The state government spends about 200,000 euros on busy routes. The purpose of the display board, in particular, is to encourage motorcyclists to adapt their driving style and be discreet by indicating “slow” or “quiet”.

According to the announcement, Interior Minister Peter Beuth and Transport Minister Tarek Al-Wazir said, “especially when the weather is good, motorcyclists, especially on scenic routes with winding roads, have the opportunity to give free rein to their driving pleasure.” make use of.” Local residents and comfort-seekers are troubled by the roaring engine noise caused by the high-speed driving style and rapid acceleration. This noise pollution represents a substantial loss of quality of life, sometimes health. A reckless driving style also regularly poses a danger to other road users.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, the displays have been installed at clearly defined locations in Frankfurt, Bad Schwalbach, Mainhausen, Schöten, Laubach and Lindenfels as well as the Hochthausen district, Ringau-Taunus district, Offenbach district, Vogelsberg district, Waldeck-. Frankenburg district is annexed to the Lahn-Dill district, Giesen district and the Odenwaldkreis.

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