There are no guided walks or trail cleaning events until September
Today’s Olle Image
“The summer is arriving…” in Seogwipo looking out on Route 7. Posted to our academy group on July 21 by Hong Gyeong-sil.
We have a high of 30°C with cloud cover all day. It is going to rain from the evening until around Saturday. A gentle wind (3-4m/s) will blow east then south.
Overall it will be a WARM AND HUMID day on the trail so prepare extra drinks for the more remote routes (11, 12, 13, 14-1). From tomorrow it is going to rain for a few days. This is your last chance to walk without rain until the weekend.
Sunrise: 05:40 // Sunset is at 19:41
The PM 2.5 micro fine dust level is GOOD (07:00 KST)
The PM 10 fine dust level is GOOD (07:00 KST)
The UV level is HIGH-NORMAL (morning) / NORMAL (afternoon)
Please refer to the Jeju Environment Protection Research Center (http://air.jeju.go.kr/index.htm)
Air Korea (https://bit.ly/2taWZp5) has excellent maps showing the real-time influence of fine dust.
Ultraviolet index for South Korea and Jeju Island can be checked here.
Jeju Island News
Jeju, ‘0 cases’ of school zone deaths for 4 years… more injuries
From 2016 to 2019, there were 0 fatalities in school zones in Jeju Island for 4 years, but the number of injured people increased.
According to the`Status of Traffic Accidents in the School Zone in the last 4 years’ submitted by the National Assembly and Democratic Party Democratic Party Chancellor Park Chan-dae (Incheon Yeon-gap) to the Road Traffic Authority on the 15th, the number of traffic accidents in children’s protection zones (school zones) in Jeju has been over the past four years totaled 48 cases.
By year, 6 cases in 2016, 7 cases in 2017, 7 cases in 2018, and 17 cases in 2019 have been increasing each year.
There were 50 injured in 4 years, from 2016 to last year, followed by 7, 7, 18, and 18. No deaths were reported.
Meanwhile, when looking at the number of accidents by country nationwide, it decreased to 480 cases in 2016, 479 cases in 2017, and 435 cases in 2018, and increased significantly to 567 cases last year.
In particular, the proportion of accidents in Gyeonggi (415 cases, 21.16%) and Seoul (368 cases, 18.76%) reached 39.92%. Four out of 10 accidents in the school zone occurred in Gyeonggi and Seoul, where there are many schools.
By law violation, 14 speeds, 20 violations of the central line, 334 cases of signal violations, 7 unsecured safety distances, 450 non-compliance with safe driving duties, 13 violations of intersection traffic methods, and 796 violations of pedestrian protection obligations, Others were 327 cases.
Recently, various measures have been taken to prevent accidents in school zones, such as intensive enforcement of illegal parking in school zones, but it has been pointed out that it is insufficient to reduce the incidence of accidents.
Assemblyman Park Chan-dae said, “It is difficult to prevent all accidents in the school zone by strengthening the driver’s punishment, and by expanding the speed bumps near the school zone, constructing road anti-skid construction, and expanding safety facilities by installing traffic lights around the school. It is necessary to come up with a systematic and intensive countermeasure, such as strengthening traffic safety education for elementary school children.”