30% drop in traffic on Swiss roadsMarch 27, 2020, 9:02 a.m.
The lockdown period has seen a 30% drop in traffic on Swiss roads - particularly autoroutes.
Hopes for better autoroute journeysSept. 6, 2019, 6:46 a.m.
A joint autoroute body for French speaking Switzerland should help to make journeys smoother and save money.
Drivers could pay pollution and healthcare costs in canton ZurichAug. 27, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Canton Zurich could significantly hike the car tax.
Politician criticizes snow clearers in ZurichJan. 11, 2019, 9:49 a.m.
Snow clearing services in Zurich are defending themselves against critics who say they’re not clearing sidewalk...
Government eyes traffic blackspots for improvementsJan. 7, 2019, 9:52 a.m.
Reports in yesterday’s NZZ newspaper suggests the Swiss government is examining a series of major road improvem...
300 sites being monitored for rock fallsNov. 5, 2018, 9:18 a.m.
Many towns, roads and rail links are being constantly monitored due to the heighted risk of rock falls.
Weekend snow closes roads and train linesOct. 29, 2018, 9:11 a.m.
With the change of the clocks to winter time, the snow came to Switzerland over the weekend, especially in the easter...
Zurich roads reopen after fireAug. 27, 2018, 8:22 a.m.
Roads have reopened around Zurich main train station after a major fire broke out in a nearby building in the early h...
Italy bridge collapse prompts checks on Swiss infrastructureAug. 20, 2018, 6:33 a.m.
Following the catastrophic bridge collapse in Italy, the Swiss Federal Roads Office says in general the state of the ...
Traffic jams not just frustrating but also very expensiveAug. 9, 2018, 9:38 a.m.
Traffic jams in Switzerland are costing the economy nearly CHF 2 billion a year, according to the latest figures from...
No more accidents on Friday 13thJuly 13, 2018, 7:50 a.m.
Although today is Friday 13th, there’s no evidence that accidents are more likely. Figures released by the insu...
New speed limit in France now in forceJuly 2, 2018, 6:13 a.m.
The French national speed limit has been lowered from 90 kph to 80. The change came into force yesterday. The move is...
Fewer people getting driving licencesJune 20, 2018, 6:57 a.m.
Fewer youngsters are bothering to get a driving licence.
Traffic jams getting worse in SwitzerlandJune 12, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Swiss roads are getting busier and busier and jams are getting worse. That won’t come as a surprise to many com...
Call to make forming 'emergency lane' lawMay 8, 2018, 6:51 a.m.
The federal government is examining if it should make it law that drivers should create a corridor for emergency vehi...
Heavy traffic expected this monthMay 7, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
May is the month of public holidays. And the Federal Roads Office is warning of major delays at the weekends.
Geneva minister forced to defend winter reactionMarch 7, 2018, 6:43 a.m.
The Geneva Minister in charge of urban security was forced to defend the city’s reaction to the recent snowy we...
2018 vignette obligatory from todayFeb. 1, 2018, 6:58 a.m.
From today you must have the new 2018 autoroute vignette. And expect the police to be out checking.
Government puts forward new road plansJan. 18, 2018, 6:03 a.m.
The Swiss government has put forward its plans to improve the road network and eliminate the bottlenecks.
Three under investigation on federal bribery chargesDec. 11, 2017, 6:57 a.m.
Three people are under federal investigation for alleged bribery. One works for the Federal Roads Office and the othe...
Government rejects bilingual direction signsNov. 17, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
The Federal Government has rejected a proposal road signs should be in two languages.
Swiss excellent road safety record threatenedOct. 27, 2017, 6:13 a.m.
The Swiss Office of Accident Prevention is warning the country’s excellent road safety record is under threat.
Parliament discusses new road rulesOct. 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 ...
Autumn warning for wild animals on roadsSept. 28, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
As the days are getting shorter, the insurer AXA Winterthur is warning motorists to be extra careful about wild anima...