2018 vignette obligatory from today

2018 vignette obligatory from today

Feb. 1, 2018, 6:58 a.m.
From today you must have the new 2018 autoroute vignette. And expect the police to be out checking.
Smartphone use behind wheel responsible for more accidents

Smartphone use behind wheel responsible for more accidents

Nov. 22, 2017, 6:21 a.m.
Smartphone use behind the wheel is now the cause of more accidents than drinking and speed. Numbers from the Federal ...
Government rejects bilingual direction signs

Government rejects bilingual direction signs

Nov. 17, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
The Federal Government has rejected a proposal road signs should be in two languages.
Musician tests positive for drugs - but it's too much Red Bull

Musician tests positive for drugs - but it's too much Red Bull

Nov. 1, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
A musician in canton Solothurn is furious he was branded a drug user in front of his family when all had drunk was a ...
More people being caught for drug driving

More people being caught for drug driving

Oct. 30, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
More and more people are drug-driving. 5,000 people lost their license due to drugs in 2016 – double that from ...
Swiss excellent road safety record threatened

Swiss excellent road safety record threatened

Oct. 27, 2017, 6:13 a.m.
The Swiss Office of Accident Prevention is warning the country’s excellent road safety record is under threat.
Campaign to teach drivers importance of rescue lane

Campaign to teach drivers importance of rescue lane

Oct. 9, 2017, 6:21 a.m.
A nationwide campaign has been launched to teach drivers the importance of forming a rescue lane in case of an accide...
Parliament discusses new road rules

Parliament discusses new road rules

Oct. 5, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Swiss road laws could see some changes next year as parliament discuses new rules. It seems certain cyclists will ...
Language limitations could be behind driving test fraud

Language limitations could be behind driving test fraud

Sept. 21, 2017, 6:17 a.m.
As investigations continue into cheating at the road theory test in Solothurn, some suspect it maybe a language issue...
New drivers caught cheating on theory test

New drivers caught cheating on theory test

Sept. 20, 2017, 9 a.m.
Police in Solothurn have uncovered a high tech fraud helping new drivers to get through the theory test.
Idea to let automatic only learners drive stick ridiculed

Idea to let automatic only learners drive stick ridiculed

Sept. 18, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
A proposal by the Federal Roads Office has been greeted with almost universal disdain. The idea is to allow drivers w...
Calls for compulsory first aid course to be scrapped

Calls for compulsory first aid course to be scrapped

Sept. 6, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
The Association of Cantonal Traffic Authorities are suggesting the compulsory first aid course which has to be comple...
Minority of drivers keep to speed limits

Minority of drivers keep to speed limits

Aug. 25, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
A survey by BFU, the Swiss Accident Prevention Office, has shown that only 21% of motorists keep to speed limits. ...
Three UK men stuck in Swiss legal system

Three UK men stuck in Swiss legal system

July 27, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Three British nationals are caught up in Swiss legal limbo after being accused of racing sports cars through the coun...
Autoroute service stations could be allowed to sell alcohol

Autoroute service stations could be allowed to sell alcohol

June 14, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Selling alcohol at autoroute service stations has come a step closer after the lower house of parliament voted throug...
Switzerland may lower driving age

Switzerland may lower driving age

May 1, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Switzerland could lower the driving age. Currently potential drivers have to be eighteen before they can even apply f...
Are you driving too slowly?

Are you driving too slowly?

March 21, 2017, 4:57 a.m.
We all know speeding is dangerous and illegal – but Sankt Gallen cantonal police are confirming driving too slo...
Initiative launched to reduce costs for driving lessons

Initiative launched to reduce costs for driving lessons

Feb. 27, 2017, 6:47 a.m.
An initiative has been launched in canton Uri to reduce the courses new drivers have to complete before being allowed...
Geneva police checking vehicles today

Geneva police checking vehicles today

Dec. 20, 2016, 8:40 a.m.
Geneva police are warning drivers there will be 5 checkpoints across the canton today.
700 licences lost since start of Geneva works

700 licences lost since start of Geneva works

Dec. 15, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
More than 700 people have lost the right to drive since April after works on the tunnels on the A1 around Geneva brou...
Nez Rouge starts Christmas operations

Nez Rouge starts Christmas operations

Dec. 5, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
The Nez-Rouge driving service is starting. Drivers were operating in some cities this weekend – but the service...
Driver's car seized in Fribourg

Driver's car seized in Fribourg

Nov. 14, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
A 34 year old driver has had his car seized by police after he was caught driving without a licence – for the third...
Taking the train now more expensive than driving

Taking the train now more expensive than driving

Oct. 28, 2016, 8:56 a.m.
Taking a train is now more expensive than driving, according to a government report. The investigation, led by the F...
Geneva police to check crossroads

Geneva police to check crossroads

Sept. 28, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
From today, and for the next two weeks, traffic police will be monitoring Geneva's crossroads. They hope to promote ...
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