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Bike carrier - punitive CH rule?

Has anybody fallen foul of the Swiss Traffic regulation that forbids the carrying of pushbikes on a rear mounted carrier if the bikes exceed the width of the car (excluding mirrors). That rules out virtually all but childrens bikes.

If the regulations (dating from 1962) are still applicable its a pretty stupid situation as foreign visitors are allowed to drive in Switzerland according to the traffic regulations, with regards to carrying bikes, that apply in their country which in all the cases I've looked at exceeds the width of the car (up to 40cm).
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Has anybody fallen foul of the Swiss Traffic regulation that forbids the carrying of pushbikes on a rear mounted carrier if the bikes exceed the width of the car (excluding mirrors).
http://www.tcs.ch/de/test-sicherheit...elotraeger.php

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- Heckträger: Seit Anfang 2001 dürfen Velos in der Schweiz das Auto seitlich um je 20 Zentimeter überragen. Damit ist der Velotransport am Heck auch in unserem Land möglich. Allerdings dürfen weder Träger noch Velos das Nummernschild und die Heckleuchten des Autos verdecken.
Essentially: 20cm on each side are said to be OK.

See also the TCS as of 2011: http://www.tcs.ch/de/assets/testberi...eger-Tipps.pdf

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Fahrräder, die hinten an Motorfahrzeugen befestigt sind, dürfen die Fahrzeugbreite pro Seite maximal 20 Zentimeter überragen. Die Gesamtbreite darf dabei maximal zwei Meter betragen.
Ha: http://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifie...index.html#a73

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Fahrräder, die hinten an Motorfahrzeugen befestigt sind, sofern die Überragung nicht mehr als 20 cm pro Seite (Art. 38 Abs. 1bis VTS) und die Gesamtbreite nicht mehr als 2 m beträgt.
So - "extending 20cm beyond the width of the motor vehicle, to a maximum total width of 2m".

Last edited by daffy99; 12.02.2015 at 20:45. Reason: Found Art 73. Verkehrsregelnverordnung (VRV)
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Re: Bike carrier - punitive CH rule?

Good find Daffy, thanks. I sat for ages at the PC trying to find an update to the 1962 legislation. You must have a good relationship with Google.

Good example of what forums should be about.
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