This question is mostly asked by people who have not yet had any experience with a velomobile. We rate the driving safety in a Milan as significantly higher than on a conventional bicycle.
– With its almost 5 square meter colored surface, the Milan is very clearly visible in traffic. In particular with the optional safety module that is attached to the highest point of the vehicle, the Milan stands out with its special safety lighting.
– Due to the very good aerodynamics, even less trained drivers find it easy to swim in traffic. The speed difference to the cars is much smaller than to a bicycle and this gives the driver more time to react.
– As a three-lane vehicle, you don’t have to keep your balance in Milan. This means that you always have a very good, wobble-free overview of the traffic behind you via the rear-view mirror.
– It turned out (and this applies to all fast velomobiles) that using cycle paths with the velomobile is much more dangerous than driving on the road. Not only because the trucks turning right pose a danger, but also because cross-traffic does not expect such fast vehicles on the cycle paths.
– The acceptance of velomobiles on the road by motorists is much higher than the acceptance of cyclists. Velomobiles are usually not classified as bicycles. Unfriendly situations occur much less often.
– The Milan has a number of passive safety features that protect the driver very well.