Swiss vignettes set to become electronic

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Switzerland’s federal council, or executive branch of government, has made further progress on coming up with an electronic replacement for the nation’s motorway tax sticker, or vignette. It released a report last week with details that bring its plans closer to reality. The sticker, which costs CHF 40 a year and was introduced in 1985, is […]

Car theft Switzerland

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Once again Geneva wins the prize for the highest level of car theft Switzerland. According to Zurich Insurance, Geneva leads by far. Vaud is a distant second. Zurich says there were 200 times more vehicle thefts in Geneva than in Zug in 2016. In addition, since 2014, the number of thefts in Geneva has risen […]

The Swiss worst traffic is in Geneva

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Geneva driving school The satellite navigation company TomTom, has collected over 14 trillion measurements from over 450 million GPS devices around the world, crunched the data, and worked out which cities have the worst traffic congestion. The latest ranking is based on 2016 data. Mexico City had the worst traffic congestion. The average time lost […]

Speeder gets 6 months prison

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Geneva driving school Speeder gets 6 months prison A German motorcyclist was sentenced to 19 months in prison by a court in Luzern, a canton in Switzerland. Six of the 19 month sentence must be served behind bars. The motorcyclist was flashed going 150 km/h in an 80 km/h zone between Gisikon & Inwil in the […]

Swiss MPs want cyclists to systematically lose driving licences for rule breaking

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Hans-Peter Portman, a parliamentarian from Zurich, wants cyclists who break the road rules to suffer the same penalties as drivers. Last week, he, along with 72 other members, signed a parliamentary motion to have the sanctions stiffened for errant cyclists. According to Blick, the most common transgressions are crossing white lines, running red lights, weaving between stationery […]