As every year, the police will carry out checks specifically aimed at motorcyclists from 15 April 2022 onwards, in parallel with the start of the motorbike season, in order to reduce the number of accidents on Luxembourg roads and to protect all road users. The proper equipment, the general technical condition of the vehicles, but also the on-board documents will be checked during these controls, especially on the roads most frequented by motorcyclists.
Risks after the winter break
The winter break, marked by bad weather conditions, inevitably results in a lack of practice for many drivers. Moreover, motorcycling is often considered a leisure activity that is practised only occasionally during sunny periods or at weekends. Consequently, for a majority of motorcyclists, this lack of practice and the overestimation of their driving skills constitute a risk factor for accidents.
Driving and protective equipment
Moreover, motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users. In the event of an accident, motorcyclists are exposed to a higher risk of injury than car drivers, among other things because they are not surrounded by protective vehicle parts and because they can easily be thrown many metres. It should also be noted that motorcyclists represent a very thin silhouette for drivers, that their speed is difficult to estimate and that they easily find themselves in the blind spot of a car, truck or bus. Defensive driving is therefore essential for motorcyclists, especially but not only at the beginning of the season, as is increased vigilance on the part of all road users.
In addition, it is recommended to pay attention to the condition of your protective clothing and to wear an approved helmet.