The dangers associated with icy roads include sudden danger of skidding, road and air travel coming to a standstill, disruption to rail travel, falling branches breaking under the ice load, and falling trees.
The following precautions should be taken in preparation for icy road conditions in order to get through the winter safely, both as a pedestrian and a driver (of a car, motorbike, moped etc.):
- Keep an eye on local weather developments
- Heed the push notifications on the MeteoSwiss App;
- Check your car to be equipped and ready for winter conditions