[전주대 신문 제923호 14면, 발행일: 2022년 09월 28일(수)]
On Monday, September 5, an electric kickboard safety campaign was held in the rotary area in front of the student center at 11 p.m. Recently, many electric kickboard safety accidents have occurred, drawing keen attention. Jeonju National University’s 49th student council “ABLE” confirmed that complaints about electric kickboard users have been posted steadily on the free bulletin board every time. Accordingly, the student council prepared a campaign to inform people of precautions when boarding an electric kickboard. Recently, many students participated in the campaign even though it was raining due to the approaching of the 11th super-strong typhoon “Hinnamno.”
The campaign began with an explanation of precautions for using electric kickboards to students. Precautions for using electric kickboards include‘passing on the right edge of the road,’‘penalty of 30,000 won for drunk driving,’‘no sidewalk driving, if possible,’‘wearing bicycle life protective equipment,’and‘turn on lights or light devices when passing at night.’
Next, the participants themselves had activities to write down the precautions when using the electric kickboard, safety accidents they experienced, and requirements related to the electric kickboard on the post-it and attach them to the drawing paper. Post-it had contents such as ‘no multi-person rides,’‘wear protective equipment,’‘park in a designated place after using an electric kickboard,’‘no drinking driving,’‘maintain proper speed,’and ‘keep eyes on the road.’ The student council provided iced tea and Americano for students who participated in the campaign.
The electric kickboard-related laws include: ‘no driver’s license: a fine of up to 300,000 won,’‘drunk driving: a fine of up to 20 million won,’‘Driving on the sidewalk: 40,000won + 10 points of fines,’and ‘no helmet: 20,000 won.’If you are caught driving on the sidewalk, you will be fined 10 points. If the driver’s license penalty is more than 40 points, the license will be suspended. If the penalty point for a driver’s license is less than 40, 20 penalty points can be reduced if you complete the ‘penalty point reduction education’at the Korea Highway Traffic Authority.
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