While hiking in the Swiss mountains, an average of more than 8,500 people suffer accidents every year, around 40 of which are fatal.
E-bikes are popular. However, e-bike riders and other road users often underestimate the speed of these convenient alternatives to standard bicycles – with dangerous consequences.
Drivers’ failure to adapt their speed to driving conditions is one of the most common causes of road accidents in Switzerland.
Fatigue plays a role in around 10 to 20 per cent of all road accidents. People driving when tired put themselves, passengers and other road users at risk.
Most alcohol-related accidents are caused by young and less experienced drivers. New from 2014: Absolute ban on alcohol for new drivers.
Every year, more than 300 children have accidents on the way to school, this means more than one child for each school day.
The bike helmet campaign is a declaration of love for biking – and helmets are to be included in this love.
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