Going abroad - Switzerland

Forbidden lane

  • Forbidden lanes are indicated by specific road signs.
  • Bicycle routes are reserved for bicyclists.
  • Sidewalks are reserved for pedestrians.
  • Bus lanes are reserved for buses (public transport).
  • The emergency lane may not be used except where this is expressly permitted (e.g. by a road sign).
  • Red light in the shape of a cross means that the lane may not be used.

Respective penalties:

  • driving with a vehicle on sidewalk (100 CHF)
  • driving with a vehicle on tram rail tracks (60 CHF)
  • driving with a vehicle on bus lane (60 CHF)
  • driving with a vehicle on bicycle lane (100 CHF)


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