Accidents increase as winter tyres foregone
More and more drivers are not bothering to put winter tyres on and accidents are increasing – and becoming more destructive.
Graubünden police say there have been dozens of accidents over the last few weeks with many vehicles still on summer tyres.
Figures from the Federal Roads Office show the number of accidents involving the wrong tyres has quadrupled since 2011.
With the rise of accidents, the number of people being injured is also up.
Driving on summer tyres in the winter can more than double the braking distance.