Stop at crosswalks! School starts Monday in Vaud, most of Valais


LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss safety council, BPA, is putting up 1,400 posters around the country and police are increasing their presence near schools and crosswalks to remind drivers to stop for children on foot and on bicycles. School starts Monday 22 September in canton Vaud and in most of Valais, with Geneva starting a […]

Deaths on Swiss roads down in 2008

Neuchatel, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The number of road deaths in Switzerland in 2008 was 357, a 7 percent decrease in the number of fatalities over 2007. Serious road injuries fell 9 percent and slight injuries were down 5 percent over 2007, according to Swiss Statistics, out 20 August. This is the lowest number of fatalities […]

Swiss road news: tunnel death in Locarno, high speed in Fribourg


Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – One person died, another was taken to hospital by helicopter and is reported to be in serious condition and several other people were injured Monday morning when a truck and three cars were involved in an accident in Locarno, reports ats/20 Minutes. The crash took place on the autoroute ring road, which […]