Transport accidents and environmental impact

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StatTab on road traffic accidents

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952 km2 of road, railway and airfield areas

Transport requires space: Switzerland's transportation areas cover 952 km2 – almost the size of the canton of Thurgau.

At a glance

Apart from various benefits for individuals, society and the economy, transport also has negative aspects. In 2017, about 260 people lost their lives in transport accidents in Switzerland. Furthermore, there is also its negative environmental impact. This includes the use of valuable energy resources as well as noise and air pollutants.

Key figures on transport accidents and environmental impact
Transport accidents
Persons killed in road accidents 230 2017
    Change –61% 2000–2017
Persons killed in rail accidents 21 2017
Persons killed in civil aviation accidents 13
2017
Consumption of resources and environmental impact
Share of transportation area in settlement and urban area 31% 2004/09
Share of transport in the total final energy consumption 36% 2017
Share of transport1 in the total CO2 emissions 38% 2016
Share of persons affected2 by noise from roads during the day 21% 2010
1) Excl. international air transport
2) Persons affected at their place of residence, measured against the thresholds of the noise abatement ordinance (NAO)
Sources: FSO – Land use statistics (AREA); FEDRO, FSO – Road accidents (SVU); FOEN – GIS Noise database of Switzerland sonBase, Greenhouse gas inventory; FOT – New occurrence database; STSB – Aviation accident statistics

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Transport accidents

Key figures on accidents and persons injured in road, rail and air transport

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