Hopes for better autoroute journeys

Hopes for better autoroute journeys

Sept. 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 Zurich

Drivers could pay pollution and healthcare costs in canton Zurich

Aug. 27, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Canton Zurich could significantly hike the car tax.
Politician criticizes snow clearers in Zurich

Politician criticizes snow clearers in Zurich

Jan. 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 improvements

Government eyes traffic blackspots for improvements

Jan. 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 falls

300 sites being monitored for rock falls

Nov. 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 lines

Weekend snow closes roads and train lines

Oct. 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 fire

Zurich roads reopen after fire

Aug. 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 infrastructure

Italy bridge collapse prompts checks on Swiss infrastructure

Aug. 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 expensive

Traffic jams not just frustrating but also very expensive

Aug. 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 13th

No more accidents on Friday 13th

July 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 force

New speed limit in France now in force

July 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 licences

Fewer people getting driving licences

June 20, 2018, 6:57 a.m.
Fewer youngsters are bothering to get a driving licence.
Traffic jams getting worse in Switzerland

Traffic jams getting worse in Switzerland

June 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' law

Call to make forming 'emergency lane' law

May 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 month

Heavy traffic expected this month

May 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 reaction

Geneva minister forced to defend winter reaction

March 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 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.
Government puts forward new road plans

Government puts forward new road plans

Jan. 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 charges

Three under investigation on federal bribery charges

Dec. 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 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.
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.
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 ...
Autumn warning for wild animals on roads

Autumn warning for wild animals on roads

Sept. 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...
New idea to charge more for autoroutes for tourists

New idea to charge more for autoroutes for tourists

May 10, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
An idea by a Swiss MP that tourists should pay more to use Swiss autoroutes has split opinion.
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