Monday, 30 March 2015
The Federation of Angry and Concerned Bikers organised information events in Brussels, Liège, Namur, Charleroi, Tournai, and Mons. The new campaign aims to be positive, says the president Joe Vereecke. “We don’t want to overwhelm anybody, just make them aware of other user’s weaknesses”. In teams of twenty bikers, the Federation filtered the traffic on the six main roads in Wallonia and Brussels. The handed out flyers and around 100,000 bumper-stickers at the Montgomery and roundabout in Brussels, Saint-Lambert square In Liège, the Nimy crossroads in Mons, Léopold square in Namur, the Marsupilami (Jules Hiernaux) roundabout in Charleroi, and Bastions in Tournai.
This year, lorry drivers have joined the campaign. “We don’t want to overwhelm anybody”, Joe Vereecke insists. “Truckers are often forgotten when it comes to road safety. The important thing is to make people aware of other user’s weaknesses.
After these simultaneous actions, the Federation will visit a large town or tourist attraction once a month, to inform the population. There will be crash tests and simple accident simulations, with the same message: “an accident is never a fatality”.