Swiss government sets target of max 100 road deaths a year by 2030

  • November 17, 2021

The Federal Roads Office in Switzerland (OFROU) has set itself the objective of reducing the annual number of deaths on Swiss roads to less than 100 and that of serious injuries to less than 2,500 by 2030.

The current annual averages are respectively 219 and 3749.

ETSC’s Swiss member BFU says this objective constitutes both a strong signal and a major challenge and says policymakers must give road safety the highest priority.

BFU says the objectives set by OFROU will require a comprehensive strategy and an action program enjoying broad support and providing for targeted prevention measures, combined with an approach based on good data.  BFU wants to see 30 km/h speed limits become the new default in urban areas, with legal obstacles to such limits being implemented at local level removed.