A six-year prevention campaign promoting hip protectors for fall-prone individuals starts.
Together with five other institutions, the bfu presents the SIGNALSCHMERZ exhibition at the Expo.02.
Peter Hehlen retires. Dr Brigitte Buhmann takes over at the helm of the bfu on 1 January. She makes communications one of the foundation’s core priorities.
The bfu engages with NOA prevention efforts in companies.
The bfu launches the “1 Glas ist o.k.” campaign. The ensuing legal action brought by the Swiss Publicans’ Association is successfully challenged.
The permissible blood-alcohol limit for drivers is reduced from 0.8 to 0.5 permille (5 ml of alcohol per 100 mg of blood). Legislation requiring two-phase driver training in order to obtain a driving licence comes into force.
Launch of an education centre under the motto “Teach the teachers”.
The first SINUS Report – a series of publications providing information on safety standards and accident occurrence on the roads – comes out.
The campaign “1000 Unfälle pro Tag. Schütze Dich” (1000 accidents a day. Protect yourself) aims to raise risk awareness in young winter sports enthusiasts.
In its 70th year, the bfu moves into its new offices at Hodlerstrasse 5a, opposite Berne Art Museum.
The first issue of “sicher leben” (Live Safely), the bfu’s magazine for prevention partners, is published.
The safety belt campaign launched in 2005 comes to a close. The proportion of seatbelt wearers in canton Ticino rises from 55 to 83 %.
Franky Slow Down, an angel clad in a sharp white suit, promotes moderating speed on the roads – with huge success.
Launch of the focal point program targeting falls. Goal: a significant reduction of the around 300,000 accidents caused by falls.
81 % of skiers wear a helmet, in contrast to just 16 % during the 2002/03 winter season.
The bfu holds its 20th traffic instructor course with some 270 participants.
Parliament passes the Via Sicura action program. It is based on a background report by the bfu.
The bfu celebrates its 75th anniversary under the motto “75 Jahre mit Voraussicht” (75 years with foresight). An interactive exhibition on accident prevention is created, and the anniversary is commemorated with a special issue stamp.
More on the anniversary
The bfu reinforces NOA prevention efforts in companies, based on comprehensive market analysis.
- The bfu makes companies a focal point of its work and launches the bfu SafetyKit, a ready-to-use accident prevention package for SMEs.
- The ISSI instruments ensure more safety in the road infrastructure. The bfu carries out first consultations and undertakes the training of the cantonal safety delegates.