The police in reflective vest together with the Brewery and Malt Association organized an event on the bike path. Everyone who set off on the afternoon on Wednesday, on the 13th of July at the Vagrancy cycle track, police officers took a breath test for alcohol under the "I drive, I drink non-alcoholic" event, for the whole afternoon they were unable to catch anyone who did not pass the test, but in most cases, That the bicycle is not fit to ride, including the bicycle of the author of this article.
"We organize a joint event with the Brewery and Malt Association, Bessie. We are responding to the constantly increasing accident rate of cyclists and to the fact that a large number of cyclists who have had an accident were under the influence of alcohol, "says police spokesman Ivan, pointing out that there is an alternative to alcohol in the form of non-alcoholic beer.
Everyone who did not care, the organizers handed over a bottle of non-alcoholic beer, a disposable alcohol tester and a reflective tape. Not everyone was excited about control, and many were not afraid to let them know. "One gentleman stood all the time on the spot and watched silently in the sky," she described the silent defiance of one of the police spokespersons, Ivan, who was in the process of meeting similar actions with worse reactions.
Otherwise, people liked the action, although they mostly heard complaints about the state of the wheel. Often, only reflectors were missing, and the cops solved the misconduct. This was also the case for an author, and also for sympathetic mothers with a child in the seat. "The wheel is a husband," she said, referring to the lack of mandatory equipment.
Police officers also refuted the frequent myth that alcohol on a bicycle could mean losing a driving license.
"We transfer all offenses to administrative proceedings to municipalities, but there are no points or loss of driving license, but the penalty is between two and a half to fifty thousand crowns," adds Ivan.
I did not expect so many people. "Could you please stop for a moment? A security incident is taking place, "one of the officers asked me, of course, I obeyed his prompts, I was breathing and the device showed zero," You are using a vehicle that is technically ineligible, you can impose a block fine of up to two thousand crowns on the spot. I immediately chilled my other policeman after seeing the round on which I arrived.
I missed the white reflector at the front and the red at the back, but the policeman solved the problem once again by appointment. I got the beer and alcohol tester. The reflective strip on my arm, as well as the others, was attached by Mayor. I have also tried "drunken glasses", simulating vision with alcohol in my blood. It has been overwhelmingly strong with my own eyes and I shared my doubts with Bessie.
"When you drink or take some medication, you do not see the change, it comes in gradually. Here in the glasses the change is sudden, "explained the regional coordinator, the non-alcoholic beer I received was, unfortunately, the room temperature, which in the afternoon meant that it did not contribute to the refreshment twice, and here I see for the organizers room for improvement in the future.