The cyclist was pedaling along the highway to Poland. I’m following the navigation, she defended herself

The cyclist was pedaling along the highway to Poland. I’m following the navigation, she defended herself
The cyclist was pedaling along the highway to Poland. I’m following the navigation, she defended herself

The incident happened on Thursday before ten o’clock in the morning. The patrol of the highway department received information that a cyclist was riding on the D48 highway from passing drivers.

“The police immediately set out to verify this information, and indeed, in the cadastre of the village of Nošovice, a woman was riding a bicycle in the parking lane. The police stopped her,” said police spokeswoman Daniela Vlčková.

The woman said that she was returning home to Poland from Frýdek-Místek. “She was not aware of the fact that she was on the highway and was referring to the navigation system that guided her there,” explained the police spokeswoman.

The cyclist received a fine for the offense, the amount of which the police did not disclose. The patrol subsequently escorted the woman to the nearest freeway exit, not only for her safety. There, the police officers advised her on the route to Poland off the highway.

The police spokeswoman emphasized that, according to the Road Traffic Act, only motor vehicles and vehicles with a speed of at least eighty kilometers per hour are allowed on the highway.

“It follows that cyclists and pedestrians are prohibited from entering there. It is primarily about their safety. Moving in places where vehicles reach speeds of up to 130 kilometers per hour is gambling with life,” Vlčková concluded.

The cyclist was riding the D48 highway from Frýdek-Místek towards Český Těšín.

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