A majority of the Swiss population is in favor of the creation of zone 30 in localities, says a survey by the Accident Prevention Bureau (BPA).
According to this study published Tuesday, 52% of the Swiss population is in favor of limiting the speed to 30 km / h inside localities, except on the main traffic axes, which would remain limited to 50 km / h. This support is more pronounced among seniors (59%) than among young people aged 15 to 24 (40%). Both men (51%) and women (54%) are in favor of this measure.
In terms of language regions, this measure is particularly popular in Ticino, where two thirds of respondents support it. French-speaking Switzerland follows with 55% support. In German-speaking Switzerland, the population is more mixed (50%).
According to BPA analyzes, the number of serious accidents could be reduced by at least a third if the speed was limited to 30 km / h in the locality. “Efforts must still be made to demonstrate to the population the security potential of such a regime within the localities, including on the main traffic axes”, estimates the director of the office Stefan Siegrist, quoted in the press release accompanying the report.
Efforts must still be made to demonstrate to the population the security potential of such a regime within localities, including on the main traffic axes.
Stefan Siegrist, director of the Accident Prevention Bureau
The survey also reveals a lack of knowledge of the priority rule applicable in zones 30. Almost three quarters of Swiss people (70%) think that pedestrians have priority over cars there. As a reminder, it is motorists, motorcyclists and cyclists who have priority.