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Switzerland’s Speed Trap On Suicidal Skiers

by | 5th, January 2008

swiss_army_knife.jpg SWITZERLAND’S ancient campaign to remain the dullest country on planet Earth breaks new ground as speed restrictions are placed on skiers.

As the Times reports, Switzerland is introducing hand-held speed cameras “The first such nationwide controls will treat skiers like cars on the motorway.”

Says Angela Zobrist, a spokeswoman for the state-controlled Swiss Accident Insurance (Suva): “This is not another fun-spoiling campaign of the health and safety brigade and we don’t intend to raise a warning finger to all snow sport lovers. It is a genuine safety concern. You do not realise how fast you go, which can prove to be really dangerous if you impact with

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