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Millions lost to autoroute freeriders

National News // Oct. 16, 2017

The highway fund is losing around CHF 20m a year due to autoroute freeriders.

Wikipedia Millions lost to autoroute freeriders

The government reckons around half a million people are regularly using the autroroute network and are either not showing a vignette or have faked one.

But only around 1,000 a year are caught.

The newspaper, Le Matin Dimanche, suggests it’s not worth the risk and highlights a story of a French driver who was fined well over CHF 1,000.

That amount would be a couple of decades of autoroute driving as the sticker is only CHF 40.

But in a few years it may be impossible to avoid. The cabinet is backing an automatic system using number plate recognition.


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