Safety / hazardous goods
Every day traffic accidents harm human beings and pollute the soil, water and air. The situation is particularly devastating when hazardous goods are involved. The accident in the St. Gotthard road tunnel on 24 October 2001 showed that it is not only declared hazardous goods that are dangerous. A seemingly harmless load of tarpaulins and tyres turned into highly inflammable hazardous material, causing 11 deaths.