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Old 13.04.2006, 10:56
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Velo Vignette: A few questions...

Okay, now we all know if you ride a bicycle around this place it has to have one of those fancy little stickers you have to buy every year. Now I have a few questions:
  • For what is it for?
  • If insurance related, what does it cover, and what not?
  • I have heard racing style bikes don't require this sticker. If not, why not? And what do I need then if I ride a racing style bicycle?
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Old 14.04.2006, 11:45
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

all bikes need them and 2005 vignette is valid until May IIRC.
It covers 3rd party insurance and Migros have the cheapest ones.

Cops will check that you have one if you get stopped (and fined for riding through Stauffacher )
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

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all bikes need them and 2005 vignette is valid until May IIRC.
It covers 3rd party insurance and Migros have the cheapest ones.

Cops will check that you have one if you get stopped (and fined for riding through Stauffacher )
3rd Party in this case is both personal and effects and you can often find them on special offer ie for nothing from shops like Denner when you spend over CHF 50.
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

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I have heard racing style bikes don't require this sticker. If not, why not? And what do I need then if I ride a racing style bicycle?
I think that you have to have an vignette when your biking on the street/public.
I'm not sure but I would say some racing bikes are beeing biked in special areas and that why you wouldn't need this permission.
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

Just to save me a trip to the post office, does anyone know if last years (2007) is valid until May or should I go and buy a new one for our daughter's bike today - seeing as it is 2008?
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Old 08.01.2008, 14:48
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

Ok, went into lazy mode on Google .. Velovignette brought this up from Winterthur

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In Switzerland, the cantons provide both private as well as Migros, the VCS or Kiosk AG bicycle registration stickers.

The cantons are obliged to own a collective liability insurance from an insurance company be concluded.

Sold these vignettes of Canton on the post offices.

Not everywhere bicycle registration stickers cost the same amount of the price differences are mainly depending on the canton different number bike accidents.

The insurance premium, the largest part of the vignette costs, based on the known loss.

The loss and the number of bicycle accidents are influenced by various factors, such as the size of the canton, the traffic density (city / country) or single large loss events.

Private providers such as Migros, or VCS, the vignette somewhat cheaper than the cantons.
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

each sticker is valid until the end of the following May, yes - as far as I remember
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

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Old 08.01.2008, 17:46
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

Does anyone know whether I need to purchase a velo vignette for my son's bike?
He's three and it's one of those ones without pedals but with front and rear brakes. He only uses it on quiet roads and footpaths and I suppose he probably has the potential to cause an 'accident'?

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Old 08.01.2008, 17:55
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

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Does anyone know whether I need to purchase a velo vignette for my son's bike?
He's three and it's one of those ones without pedals but with front and rear brakes. He only uses it on quiet roads and footpaths and I suppose he probably has the potential to cause an 'accident'?

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According to the bike shop where we bought our son's bike kids don't need one till they start primary school. Until them they are covered by your insurance.
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

Do I need a vignette per bike or once I have bought one am I covered regardless of which bike I ride (road vs. mtn)?
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Old 18.05.2008, 19:41
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

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Do I need a vignette per bike or once I have bought one am I covered regardless of which bike I ride (road vs. mtn)?
one per bike. They're like 5 francs.....
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Old 19.05.2008, 00:09
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

You should have one per bike. But, since I use the mountain bike so rarely now (why bother when the road biking is so awesome and the trails are always muddy?), I haven't bothered getting one for it this year.
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Old 19.05.2008, 00:18
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

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one per bike. They're like 5 francs.....
No need for 1 per bike. See this link to a major insurer:
http://www.winterthur-insurance.ch/h...2002_04_12.htm

AxA state: "muss am Velo angebracht sein. Unter dieser Voraussetzung ist auch das Wechseln einer Vignette zwischen mehreren Velos erlaubt."

Explicitly: You can have 1 sticker for many bikes. But it must be on the bike you are riding.
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Old 19.05.2008, 10:28
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

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Do I need a vignette per bike or once I have bought one am I covered regardless of which bike I ride (road vs. mtn)?
I guess it's one per bike, but you can buy 'special' plates to attach the sticker to. Some of them are clip on/off, you therefore could switch this from one bike to another easily. Whether this could invalid date the insurance, I could not say.
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Old 19.05.2008, 10:38
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

I didn't know that the vignette can be legally used for more than one bicycle. Interesting.
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I didn't know that the vignette can be legally used for more than one bicycle. Interesting.
I did not say it is legal to do so as I am not sure either way.
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Old 19.05.2008, 10:46
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

Hi there, my son is 4 years old and before he started riding his bike i asked the police if he needed one of these stickers on his bike and they said yes....(this was over a year ago)

I think it's safer to have one incase something happens than not to have one and think my insurance covers it.....after all there not expensive....
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Old 19.05.2008, 10:53
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Re: Velo Vignette: A few questions...

When we bought our new bike for our daughter a few weeks ago we got a vignette for free. Still have to buy for the rest of us yet, so we can go on family bike rides
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Old 19.05.2008, 11:07
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I did not say it is legal to do so as I am not sure either way.
Goldtop's link and other sources state this.

Still if you don't think that installing removable plates is worth the effort or if you are forgetful, one sticker per bicycle is the better solution.

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