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Rear-end collisions often end tragically

the driver of The Porsche drove up on Wednesday with a strong speeding on the A3 in the bözberg tunnel in a Renault. This was pressed under a semi-trailer and completely destroyed. The three adult occupants of the Renault died, the accident remained unharmed.

Such accidents are not uncommon, as the accident statistics of the Federal government. In 2018, it came on the Swiss motorways to the 58 rear-end collisions, with serious injuries. More than every third accident on the highway with serious injuries was due, therefore, to this cause. Between 2014 and 2018, it came to 15 rear-end collisions on motorways, even loss of lives.

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to distract" a Further four accidents with fatalities on motorways were due in this period on Overtaking or lane changing. In 80 cases, accidents of this kind called for serious injuries. Directly to the Signal system on highways, two accidents were due to deaths and eleven serious injury accidents.

a Total lost last year, 233 people in the event of accidents on the Road of your life. In comparison, severe accidents at construction sites are like on Wednesday rather rare, says Mike Egle of the road cross, the Foundation for traffic safety, "20 minutes". "This is a very tragic accident." Nevertheless, the obstacles are potentially dangerous. "That is why it is so important that motorists are always focused and nothing to get distracted – especially on the highway."


The speed there is higher, so that sites with a high Tempo for more was driving safer. The early Signalling is therefore crucial. "Also important is the behavior of motorists," said Egle is but. Prior to the construction sites, the pace had to be throttled and it is important that the safety distance is observed.

"lane change and Overtaking manoeuvres should be," says Egle. "Is narrowing the lane, should be used – never the two vehicles side by side at the same height."

The road transport in Switzerland has been in the last 20 years, always safer. Between 1998 and 2018, a reduction of the death toll by more than half to 233 people per year. Since 2016, this number rose again slightly. At the time, a historical low was reached.

Created: 28.11.2019, 08:31 PM

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