How it works:
- Traffic fatality rate (WHO’s data):
- 6.4 per 100,000 inhabitants per year
- Global rank of #151 (very safe) – 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) report
- Watch out for:
- Aggressive, speeding drivers.
- Secondary roads tend to be narrow, and roads in alpine areas can be dangerous during winter.
- Highway vignettes are required – steep fines have caught many tourists off guard. Winter equipment is also mandatory from 15 November to 15 March.
- Other transport:
- Trains, buses, taxis: safe and reliable
What to do:
- Check the latest media reports and weather forecast.
- Stay alert, wear seatbelts, keep doors locked and windows up.