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Switzerland: Fine for motorway sticker (vignette) cheats doubles.


Date: 28/06/2012
Source: DCC (DE)

According to information received from motoring organisations, motorists who are caught on Swiss motorways without a valid motorway sticker will now find themselves paying much higher fines. Previously the fine was CHF 100, but this has now doubled to CHF 200 with immediate effect. Another change is that private organisations might be put in charge of checking vehicles for motorway stickers at border crossings and pursuing offenders.
Private cars must display the sticker clearly on the windscreen. In the case of motorbikes or trailers, the sticker must be easily accessible for inspection purposes on a non-removable part of the bike or trailer.
Under Swiss law, it is a criminal offence to tamper with or transfer a vignette to another vehicle and infringement of this law may lead to prosecution.