WHEN IT HAPPENS
AFTER THE ACCIDENT
1: STOP THE VEHICLE - HAZARD LIGHTS ON
2: SECURE SIGHT
(Breakdown triangle 50 m in town, 100 m outside town)
3: INFORM POLICE DIAL 117 OR 112
The police provide the responsible specialists in the region
4: NEVER APPROACH WILD ANIMALS
5: STAY ON SIGHT f
IF YOU CAN’T AVOID THE ACCIDENT
DURING THE ACCIDENT
1: DO NOT AVOID!
2: INITIATE EMG BRAKING
3: HOLD ON TO THE STEERING WHEEL
4: AVOID MOVING THE STEERING WHEEL
do not look away! Help!
leaving the scene - legal issue
In the event of an accident with an animal, the law stipulates that the owner or, if he is not known, the police must be notified immediately. Failure to report is a criminal offense. The notification requirement applies to pets; Art. 51 para. 3 SVG of the Swiss law. The cantonal hunting law applies to wild animals, so we recommend that you notify the police in all cases via 117 or 112.
ANIMALS PENALTY NOTICE
Escaped animals can suffer badly injured somewhere in cover for days and perish in agony. Only if the collisions is reported immediately the animal can be searched for, professionally cared for according to their condition and, if necessary, released of the pain. Those who do nothing are punishable under Art. 26 TSchG of the Swiss law.
WHAT CAN YOU DO
Collisions are dangerous!
A collision can have fatal consequences not only for animals, but also for you and other passengers!
Probably the most important measure is to drive slow and be on alert. Every 30 Minutes an animal gets hit!
1: Reduce speed, especially if a warning sign is presented
2: Be careful in the morning, at dusk and at night
3: Drive carefully - pay attention to the roadside
4: Don't drive too far to the right if you can
5: Seeing animals = minimize speed & light brightness
6: Animals on the street: honk the horn, turn of headlights, turn on hazard lights, stop if possible
7: Take particular care in blind spots such as forests, hedges and high grain fields
8: Overtake horse-drawn vehicles and riders slowly and with sufficient distance. No harsh movements such as accelerating, braking hard or making noise (honking)
Did you know
THINK FOR A MINUTE!
20.000 wild animals die every year! That’s one every 30 Minutes!
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