Coming Soon: Safety Changes Affecting all Drivers in Budapest

  • 15 Jun 2023 11:34 AM
Coming Soon: Safety Changes Affecting all Drivers in Budapest
By the end of this month, the General Assembly of Budapest is expected to approve the city's new traffic safety strategy.

"Afterward, its implementation can begin," Budapest Transport Center (BKK) stated in response to an inquiry from So all drivers in the capital need to be aware of the coming changes. 

In mid-February this year, a traffic accident occurred at Harminckettesek tere in Budapest, where a woman waiting for a tram was fatally hit. 

Following this tragedy, Mayor Gergely Karácsony urged immediate measures and held discussions with Budapest's police chief, Tamás Terdik, among others, on how to improve the city's traffic safety.

The new plans, which were put up for public consultation at the end of February, included the following:

* On the Hungária ring road, the maximum allowed speed will be limited to 50 km/h, while on the Grand Boulevard (Nagykörút), it would be cut to only 40 km/h.

* More speed inspections would be carried out, with at least a hundred on-site cameras installed.

* The program for renovating pedestrian crossings would continue. Currently, there are 5,240 pedestrian crossings in the capital, more than half of which have been renovated in the past three years, and the goal is to make further progress in this regard.

The BKK announced that they have processed the received proposals and feedback, based on which the final plan will be prepared and presented to the General Assembly of Budapest later this month.


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