2020-07-23 (THURSDAY) | Jeju Olle Trail Daily Update

There are no guided walks or trail cleaning events until September

Today’s Olle Image

“A horse with no name..?” at the end of Route 1. Uploaded by Yonhap News on July 22.

Weather Summary

We have a high of 28°C with cloud cover and rain due all day. Rain will be heavier and there will be fog at higher altitudes. A light wind (2 m/s) will become a strong wind to near-gale (12-14 ms) this evening.

Overall it will be a WARM and WET day on the trail. Make sure you have an umbrella as you might be too hot even in a light jacket.

Sunrise: 05:41 // Sunset is at 19:40

The PM 2.5 micro fine dust level is GOOD (10:00 KST)

The PM 10 fine dust level is GOOD TO NORMAL (10:00 KST)

The UV level is 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, two-wheeler traffic accident accidents surge…

As the traffic accidents of motorcycles, increased in Jeju, it has become more urgent to prepare prevention measures.

According to the National Police Agency and the Korea Transportation Safety Authority, the number of two-wheeled vehicle accidents in Jeju in the past three years has increased to 310 in 2017, 311 in 2018, and 366 last year. Last year was 18.1% increase in two years compared to 2017.

Until the first half of this year, there were 11 deaths in two-wheeled car accidents in Jeju Island, up 37.5% from eight in the same period last year.

Traffic accidents in two-wheeled vehicles in Jeju mostly occurred in downtown with heavy traffic, but deaths occurred mainly on secluded roads such as coastal roads, mountain roads, and rural areas.

Actually, at 11:56 pm on the 16th of last month, A (20. Gyeonggi), who visited Jeju to get a college field class on a road near a pension in Gangjeong-dong, Seogwipo-si, crashed into a roadside while driving a motorcycle.

Traffic law violations accounted for about half of ‘non-compliance with safe driving’ at 48%. Followed by ‘Directional Right Turn Progress Interference’,’Signal Violation’, and ‘Unsecured Safety Distance’ were followed.

An official at the Jeju Headquarters of the Korea Transport Safety Authority emphasized that “currently, two-wheeled vehicles are very vulnerable to traffic accidents, so we must strengthen our cooperation system between related organizations to concentrate on securing traffic safety.”

In addition, “two-wheeled vehicles, such as the spread of delivery culture due to corona19, the aging of the population, and the status of two-wheeled vehicles as a means of transportation in rural areas, are emerging as vulnerable factors for traffic safety.” And “You must wear a hard hat.”

Source: http://www.headlinejeju.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=422229

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