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Traffic regulations - Switzerland

Officially the Swiss Confederation is a federal republic in Europe. While still named the "Swiss Confederation" for historical reasons, modern Switzerland is a federal directorial republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, called '"federal city". The country is situated in Western-Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

Speed limists - Switzerland

Inside built-up areas Outside built-up areas Highway 2 separate lanes Other roads Motorway
with trailer
<3,5t
>3,5t
special or camping
>3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
with trailer

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
<3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
>3,5t
special or camping

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
>3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads

Mandatory documents - Switzerland

ID
Identity card valid for at least six months or a passport valid for at least 3 months.
AC/OC
Mandatory vehicle insurance - civil liability, it is also recommended to have accident insurance, medical expenses with the extension of the clause to cover the costs of medical transportation to the country.

Mandatory vehicle equipment - Switzerland

Vest
No special regulations.
First aid kit
No special regulations.
Warning triangle
Mandatory.
Fire extinguisher
No special regulations.
The minimum size of the tread
1.6mm (summer tires); 4mm (winter tires).
Winter tires
No special regulations but the driver which makes it difficult to use road by other drivers because of his lack of adaptation to weather conditions can get a ticket.
Studded tires
Permitted on all wheels from 1 November to 30 April (vehicle registration abroad, can use studded tires in Switzerland, and only if the provisions of the country of registration to allow it).
Snow chains
Permitted if the layer of snow or ice is on the road, the obligation to use on the road where the signs are.
with trailer
Additional mirrors if the trailer is wider than the towing vehicle, the additional warning triangle.
A set of spare bulbs
No special regulations.
Spare wheel
No special regulations.
Tow rope
No special regulations.

Other legal restrictions - Switzerland

Alcohol limit in the blood
0,5‰
Driving with dipped headlights
24h
Driving with safety belt
Mandatory.
Children transportation
Children aged 12 years and height up to 150 cm must be carried in a child seat or pedestals. It is forbidden to transport children under 7 years old in the front seats.
Accommodation in vehicle camping outside camping
You can spend a night on the highway parking lots, streets and squares. Always be careful of regional limitations - best to ask local people.

Payments on roads - Switzerland

The use of motorways is paid on the basis of vignettes. The cost of vignettes for vehicles up to 3.5 tons is 40 CHF and is valid from 1 December of the previous year to 31 January of the following year (14 months). Vehicles with trailers are required to have 2 vignettes, alone on the vehicle and the trailer separately. Drivers of vehicles (other than commercial) weighing more than 3.5 tonnes are obliged to buy respectively other vignettes depending on the weight and vehicle categories. Additionally you have to pay if you want to use tunnels.
Warning: The information shown on this page is for informational purposes only. In the case of doubt, please note that priority is given to all traffic regulations applicable in a given country. DriveSurfing is not responsible for the consequences of the use of the information contained above.

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