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National Register of Fare Dodgers

Surprised no one's mentioned this yet. There'll be a nationwide register of fare dodgers being rolled out from April 2019. Repeat offenders will pay a heavier fine.

"People caught using public transport without a ticket will soon see their details recorded in a national register with repeat offenders to be hit with heavier fines.

The system will be rolled out gradually from April 2019, with all of Switzerland expected to be covered by the end of next year, Swiss public radio broadcaster Radio SRF reports.

To date, transport firms and public transport systems (including, for example, SBB, Postauto and Bern Mobil) have maintained their own lists of passengers caught travelling without the correct ticket. Under the new plan, however, a unified, Swiss-wide list of these people will be maintained.

This means someone caught without a ticket on a tram in Bern would initially pay the lowest level of fine. If, however, that person was then caught travelling on an SBB train without a ticket, they would pay the next highest fine and so on.

Passenger details will be kept on file for two years.

The decision to create the national register comes as a surprise as many regional transport operators had originally been opposed to the idea."

https://www.thelocal.ch/20180212/swi...dodgers-travel
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Re: National Register of Fare Dodgers

I always pay for my tickets.

I imagine there are lots of cases where people have a good excuse for not having one.

I donít imagine this would occur more than once every two years.

Somebody has to pay for the inspectors.

The penalties should start fairly low and then double. 40, 80, 160, 320, 640, 1280, etc.
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I always pay for my tickets.

I imagine there are lots of cases where people have a good excuse for not having one.

I donít imagine this would occur more than once every two years.

Somebody has to pay for the inspectors.

The penalties should start fairly low and then double. 40, 80, 160, 320, 640, 1280, etc.
I'd say 50,- 150,- 5.000,- 25.000,-

3 times is not a mistake.
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Old 12.02.2018, 23:04
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Re: National Register of Fare Dodgers

25k?

4 times should call for capital punishment I say!
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Old 12.02.2018, 23:25
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Re: National Register of Fare Dodgers

The law for this has been established by the Bundesrat in 2015 for 1.1.2016.

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I imagine there are lots of cases where people have a good excuse for not having one.
Here in Zurich I had a Jahrespass for about 15 years and took the tram to work every day.

15 years I never once had to think about purchasing a ticket.

Then I changed jobs and drove to work.

I got nabbed a few times before I got used to remembering to buy a ticket.
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