From glow-worms to wild boars: how to drive safely

From glow-worms to wild boars: how to drive safely

What does safe driving have to do with wild boars or glow-worms? Read the top ten safety rules to find out.

Neon rule:

Stand out when it matters. High-visibility vests belong in every car.

Two-second rule:

Keep your distance. Once the car in front of you has passed a certain point, you should not reach this point for another two seconds.

Wild boar rule:

Notify the police if you have had a collision with wild animals such as deer, fox or wild boar.

Lighthouse rule:

Switch on your hazard warning lights if you hit a traffic jam on the highway. This sends out a warning to cars behind you.

Sleepwalker rule:

Be cautious: pedestrians looking at their smartphone, listening to music or making calls never are.

Glow-worms rule:

Switch on your lights: driving with lights on is compulsory in Switzerland. Even in the day.

Siesta rule:

Treat yourself to a nap: tiredness at the wheel is one of the most frequent causes of accidents. A 15-minute power nap can help in the short time.

Above-both-ears rule:

Keep your head smartly protected: the upper edge of the head restraint should be above your ears, ideally level with the crown.

Sudden-impact rule:

Take it steady: the impact at 50 kph feels like falling from the third story of a building. A speed of 80 kph is equivalent to the ninth floor.

End-of-work rule:

Take particular care between 5.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. and on Fridays. This is when most traffic accidents occur in Switzerland.

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