Road safety is not only a major concern, but indeed a concern that requires the immediate attention of Nations worldwide. Winter Products
The UK is known for its unpredictable weather conditions, so we’re always prepared here at Hallstone. We supply de-icing salt in bulk bags and pallets of small bags, which is perfect for slippery, icy surfaces during the colder months. De-icing Rock Salt is one of the best ways to de-ice or prevent ice forming in many areas, particularly driveways, pavements and public highways that can become dangerous if left unattended to.
Be aware of the road signs, and what they mean, in Switzerland...
Motorway signs (autoroute/autobahn): green background (be aware that in France, Austria and Germany the motorway signs are blue)
Other road direction signs: blue background
Prohibition signs: red border and have a black symbol over white background
Obligation signs: narrow white border and a white symbol over blue background
Kettenobligatorium or Chaînes à neige obligatoires: means that snow chains must be put on the tyres. In winter, insurance companies will not accept responsibility for vehicles that do not have winter tyres
Drinking and Driving
Understand the blood alcohol laws in Switzerland...
Driving under the influence of alcohol in Switzerland: The blood/alcohol limit in Switzerland is 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood (0.5 grams/litre).
Drivers with an alcohol level between 0.5 g/l and 0.79 g/l will be charged with a fine and could be taken to jail.
If the level is higher than 0.8 g/l, in addition to the fine and the possibility of being arrested, the driver's licence will be confiscated for at least three months.
If a passenger of a drunk driver has a driving licence, they are equally responsible
The police have the right to perform spot breathalyser tests.
It is mandatory throughout Switzerland that all children under the age of 12 to be strapped into child restraints (baby seats, child seats, booster seats and booster cushions), unless they measure more than 150 cm.
If a baby seat is installed on the passenger seat facing away from the traffic, the air bags must be deactivated.