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The DGT announces a special plan to protect cyclists on the roads

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More than 400 cyclists have lost their lives in the last decade

The initiative is adopted after the fatal abuse of two athletes in the Valencian Community this past weekend.

The General Director of Traffic, Gregorio Serrano, announced this past Tuesday the call for a urgent road safety commission for next May 16 where a special protection and safety plan for cyclists will be approved.

This initiative comes after Eduardo Monfort and Luis Alberto Contreras lost their livesLast Sunday, when they were traveling with their bicycles on a road in Oliva (Valencia), they were run over by a driver, who tested positive for alcohol and drugs.

Because they are more vulnerable, take extreme precautions. Rspits the minimum lateral distance of 1,5 meters and never put [cyclists] in danger, "the DGT has blurted out to motorists through its Twitter account

Source: EFE

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