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Because it doesn't affect you, it's an auxiliary thing for the snow ploughs only.

In snowy areas, usually mountaineous, you can also find series of simple red-white sticks stuck in the ground by the roadside. They show where the road goes in case of high snow that hides the ordinary posts that are roughly 1m high, and to keep the plough drivers from hitting those.
In Vaud they are orange. They go in, in November, come out in April
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I understand cyclists will be legally allowed to go through red lights when right turning at some point this year.
Right on red for bicycles (also for e-bikes and Töffli/Vélomoteur) will finally be official starting from January 1st 2021.
AS 2020 2145

However, it is only allowed if the following sign is just next to the traffic light.

In all other instances you must wait till the signal turns green. Like you do today

Be careful and to not sneak up next to a truck just that you can beat it. It is super dangerous and too often has lead to deadly accidents where cyclists were merciless crushed and run over by the turning truck or its trailer.
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Right on red for bicycles (also for e-bikes and Töffli/Vélomoteur) will finally be official starting from January 1st 2021.

However, it is only allowed if the following sign is just next to the traffic light.

In all other instances you must wait till the signal turns green. Like you do today

Be careful and to not sneak up next to a truck just that you can beat it. It is super dangerous and too often has lead to deadly accidents where cyclists were merciless crushed and run over by the turning truck or its trailer.
I'm assuming that the right turn on right is only permitted after coming to a full stop, such as the rule for all vehicles in N. America.
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I'm assuming that the right turn on right is only permitted after coming to a full stop, such as the rule for all vehicles in N. America.
The published information doesn't say this anywhere, only that you must give way to traffic and pedestrians (assuming it's also a crossing).

There are video explainers here:

https://www.astra.admin.ch/astra/de/...geln-2021.html
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Old 27.12.2020, 15:09
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The published information doesn't say this anywhere, only that you must give way to traffic and pedestrians (assuming it's also a crossing).
The official text of the new act says that a red light plus the new sign are the same as "Kein Vortritt"/"Cédez le passage"/"Give way/yield". So, no full stop necessary.
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Re: Swiss road signs

my guess is that they will be used sparingly, in places where there is a bikelane that turns right, so the cyclist turning right on red is actually never invading the space that cars flowing through are using, so in those situations it doesn't make a difference.
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The official text of the new act says that a red light plus the new sign are the same as "Kein Vortritt"/"Cédez le passage"/"Give way/yield". So, no full stop necessary.
Thanks - where is that text?

I could only find the ASTRA rules on the actual signage and markings, not the traffic regulation itself.
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Thanks - where is that text?
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Upcoming changes of acts can be found under "Chronologie".
Thanks, I actually read that but didn't link it to the difference between Kein Vortritt and Stop
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Re: Swiss road signs

took me a while to figure out that snowplow sign too. its when there is a bridge and the plow would shovel snow only the road below if it didn't lift.

took me almost as long as figuring out why some italian number plates start ZA. i thought it was agricultural tax reasons as i always saw it on landrovers and landcruisers and stuff until i realized (or someone told me perhaps) that it was just when the rear number plates were square and not long!
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