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Know the Rules before Driving Cars in Switzerland

A large number of modern-day individuals, who have lately planned a vacation in Switzerland can indulge in a large number of amazing activities here. Starting from admiring the breathtaking natural surroundings to relishing a series of delectable dishes and enjoying varied exciting adventurous sports, the list of options simply does not seem to end. Many tourists even rent a car for exploring the remotest corners of this beautiful Central European nation. In case you are planning to do the same, make sure to check out certain rules and regulations to keep in mind.

  • Everyone driving Switzerland cars must always stick to the right hand side of the road and the occupants, no matter if they are sitting in front or back, must wear seatbelts.


  • Individuals need to be eighteen years of age and procure an authentic driver’s license. One who wishes to drive for a specified time period can obtain a temporary pass from any renowned organization.


  • Drinking and driving is strictly prohibited, thus, do not try get into a car if you have been to a party or bar and have consumed alcohol. If the level of hard liquor in a person’s bloodstream is equal to or more than 0.05 percent, severe punishments including fines and imprisonment are meted out.


  • Dipped headlights are mandatory for all vehicles at all times especially if one is passing through tunnels. This has alleviated accidents to a great extent.


  • Even if you are not a regular driver, third party insurance is an absolute necessity. Usage of cell phones while driving is also forbidden.


  • Every country has its own speed limit and the same goes for Switzerland too. You should remember the following prior to driving out here:


  • Built-up areas- 50km/h or 31mph
  • Semi motorways- 100km/h or 62mph
  • Outside the built-up areas- 80km/h or49mph
  • Motorways-120km/h or 74mph


  • Although there are certain standard traffic rules, pedestrians have the liberty to cross roads whenever they wish to and often do not adhere to them. People in Switzerland cars must keep their eyes open always and stop during critical situations in a seamless manner.


  • There are few things you need to bring along when driving cars in Switzerland. Major ones among the lot include:


  • Snow tyres
  • Snow chains
  • Warning triangle signs

Now that you know the significant rules and regulations, drive cars in Switzerland without much hesitation.

Riding in plain roads is easy but turning cars through the steep mountainous areas needs utter proficiency and adequate experience. If you are in Switzerland for just a few days, consider undertaking training sessions offered for an affordable price by well-known institutions and practicing for substantial amounts prior to actually hitting the mountains.

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