From glow-worms to wild boars: how to drive safely June 7, 2021 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.