Number of road traffic fatalities in Switzerland from 2006 to 2017
Number of road deaths in Switzerland 2006-2017
In 2017, 230 fatalities were recorded on Swiss roads. Between 2006 and 2017, traffic related deaths declined by over one third, with the lowest number seen in 2016 at 216 such incidences.
Switzerland was one of the safest countries in Europe for road users. Despite the Alp state being made up of several smaller roads that are tricky to traverse, road fatality prevalence was 27 incidences per million inhabitants.

Total road length

Switzerland’s roads had a total length of 71,540 kilometers. Of these the secondary or regional roads made up the largest share, at 25 percent. By comparison, motorways had a combined length of 1,447 kilometers.

Cars per inhabitants

The number of cars available in Switzerland grew consecutively between 1990 and 2016, although from 2005 onwards the increase rate slowed, indicating a saturated market. In 2016, there were 537 cars per 1,000 inhabitants.
Number of road traffic fatalities in Switzerland from 2006 to 2017
Number of fatalities
2017230
2016216
2015253
2014243
2013269
2012339
2011320
2010327
2009349
2008357
2007384
2006370
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Release date

2018

Region

Switzerland

Survey time period

2006 to 2017

Number of road deaths in Switzerland 2006-2017
In 2017, 230 fatalities were recorded on Swiss roads. Between 2006 and 2017, traffic related deaths declined by over one third, with the lowest number seen in 2016 at 216 such incidences.
Switzerland was one of the safest countries in Europe for road users. Despite the Alp state being made up of several smaller roads that are tricky to traverse, road fatality prevalence was 27 incidences per million inhabitants.

Total road length

Switzerland’s roads had a total length of 71,540 kilometers. Of these the secondary or regional roads made up the largest share, at 25 percent. By comparison, motorways had a combined length of 1,447 kilometers.

Cars per inhabitants

The number of cars available in Switzerland grew consecutively between 1990 and 2016, although from 2005 onwards the increase rate slowed, indicating a saturated market. In 2016, there were 537 cars per 1,000 inhabitants.
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