Geneva to bring in anti-pollution car bans
Geneva is the first canton to bring in strict anti-pollution measures.
All cars will be required to show a sticker which relates to how polluting it is. The stickers classify cars from 1-6. The lowest is for electric cars.
If pollution gets too high – some of the most polluting cars will be banned from the city centre.
All cars, even non-Swiss, will have to show a sticker in the centre of town. Failure risks a CHF 500 fine.
Fairly new cars are unlikely to face restrictions.
The system is an exact copy of the one already used in France – so French issued stickers will be valid.
The stickers will cost CHF 5 and will be available next month. Fines will be handed out after the end of March.