In ancient Rome, it was similar to today with the air traffic. An official complained: “we All want roads, just in their neighborhood.” Previously had already Julius Caesar with the theme, and one-way streets and driving restrictions devised, but the implementation was more difficult than the conquest of Gaul.

Bridget Driscoll would not, however, become rather famous. As you at 17. August 1896 in London on the way to a dance event, met her at Roger. More precisely: a strange thing, the zuschlingerte with a speed of six kilometers per hour. The French engineer Emilie Benz had screwed up his Roger-Benz with four wheels. Bridget suffered a fatal head injury and was the first to be the victim of a car accident in the story.

traffic lights, Limits, Airbags –

This was new. Because so far, the Londoners broke on the bumpy and horses peed in the pavement, rather, the bone, if you made between carcasses and interlocking keyed-drawn carriages on their way.

With the increasing motorization tons of horse disappeared, although apples from the street, but fatal accidents piled up and made a road traffic order is necessary.

in 1868, was installed in London, the first gas-powered traffic light, it exploded after only a few weeks. It was only with the electrification of no-one dared to make a new start. 1920-lit in New York, and three colored traffic lights for vehicles and, starting in 1933 in Copenhagen, the first set of traffic lights for pedestrians. It signs, Zebra crossings, speed limits, safety belt, and about 50 years ago, the Airbag followed.

policy is endangering the safety of

urban planning measures, improvement of vehicle technology and traffic educational duty training have been constantly improved.

the policy is at risk, But today of all days, safety on the streets and continues through the warnings of the experts. Novice drivers who have learned on the vending machine, may since 1. February drive Switched without additional testing. To the right you will be passing on the right overtaking on highways will be allowed. There is joy among the mobile Neanderthals.

Claude Cueni (63) is a writer and lives in Basel. Recently, his new novel is “Waiting for Hergé”. Cueni writes every second Friday.