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Old 31.01.2012, 17:10
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

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At least I get 12 months worth this time.

When I stopped at the border to import my stuff, the tax rozers made me buy a Vignette. For the 18 days of 2011 that were actually left.
But the Vignette you bought was valid from 1.12.2011 until 31.01.2012, yes it is actually valid 14 months!

Everybody, you must have the year 2012 Vignette before you drive on the autobahn tomorrow.

The police will be waiting this week at the autobahn exits! I think the fine is now CHF 200,-- for not displaying a 2012 vignette. (GAS) petrol stations sell them.
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Old 31.01.2012, 17:18
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

When you have a fleet of cars - keeping on top of which one has the vignette and which ones don't is entertaining!
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

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Boeing and Airbus should stick aircraft together from the stuff they put on the back of the Swiss Autobahn Vignette.

It's indestructible.

It took 40 minutes, a Stanley Knife and a lot of swearing before I could finally remove the entire 2006 version from the car window.

Go on - someone tell me they sell "Vignette Remover" at Migros.
This thread is almost as stupid as: How to post a letter???
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Old 31.01.2012, 17:26
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

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But the Vignette you bought was valid from 1.12.2011 until 31.01.2012, yes it is actually valid 14 months!

Everybody, you must have the year 2012 Vignette before you drive on the autobahn tomorrow.

The police will be waiting this week at the autobahn exits! I think the fine is now CHF 200,-- for not displaying a 2012 vignette. (GAS) petrol stations sell them.
You say that...but they still gave me a 2011 vignette. Sounds like I got screwed...
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Old 31.01.2012, 17:27
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This thread is almost as stupid as: How to post a letter???
In the very old days the glue was very strong, you needed to cut it off and dissolve the rest of the glue with acetone.
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Everybody, you must have the year 2012 Vignette before you drive on the autobahn tomorrow.

The police will be waiting this week at the autobahn exits! I think the fine is now CHF 200,-- for not displaying a 2012 vignette. (GAS) petrol stations sell them.
Got ours some weeks ago, so I'm not worried, but I must say I've never noticed such a police presence at the (Basel/St. Louis) motorway border in previous years, and I cross most days.
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You say that...but they still gave me a 2011 vignette. Sounds like I got screwed...
Yes, you got screwed. If you have the receipt you should be able to go back and complain. Vignettes for the following year are available and valid from Dec 1st of the previous year.
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Old 31.01.2012, 18:13
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

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Got ours some weeks ago, so I'm not worried, but I must say I've never noticed such a police presence at the (Basel/St. Louis) motorway border in previous years, and I cross most days.
The exit at the Badisher Bahnhof is notorious for having police controls during the first week of February.
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The exit at the Badisher Bahnhof is notorious for having police controls during the first week of February.
Sure enough, like clockwork. Four police vans this morning and a bunch of cars pulled over as they exited the motorway.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

Apparently I need to have one on the motorbike too - is that correct?

God knows where I'm supposed to stick it....
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Old 01.02.2012, 10:31
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Apparently I need to have one on the motorbike too - is that correct?

God knows where I'm supposed to stick it....
Politely: anywhere on the frame of the bike, (away from any hot spots)

You need one for any trailer as well.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

And it must be stuck on the windscreen .. my car has a little clip for clipping parking tickets etc on the windscreen and a couple of years ago, I just slipped it into the clip .. and sometime that year was stopped going through a border and clearly informed that it must be stuck on to be valid, although luckily was let off the fine.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

The 2011 vignettes I had on the 2 cars I have came off very easily, almost in 1 piece. Just left a hair dryer on them for a couple of minutes before gently peeling them off. No residue.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

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The 2011 vignettes I had on the 2 cars I have came off very easily, almost in 1 piece. Just left a hair dryer on them for a couple of minutes before gently peeling them off. No residue.
just hit the windshield with a large hammer and then have it replaced every year, or stick the new one over the old one from the outside every year. Both should work.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

To save the pain of getting tiny slivers of it stuck behind my nail, I use one of those scrapers that you use for cleaning stuff ceramic hobs. Then a quick wipe over with some acetone gets any remaining bits and the goo off and you're good for the next one
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

I've bought one of these vignettes as I'm planning to drive in Switzerland as part of a holiday this summer.

But I wasn't sure whether it should be fixed on the right or left of the windscreen. The car is from the UK, and so right-hand drive. Can I just put it far away from on the left-hand side?
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Old 27.04.2012, 23:26
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

Put it in the middle near the mirror and you dont have to worry which side then
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Old 28.04.2012, 02:09
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Sticky little suckers

My 2013 vignette appears to be spot-welded to my windscreen. An vignette vets with good tips on the swift and painless removal of these things?
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Re: Sticky little suckers

this is an annual thing. The post office and the garage will sell you a razorblade to prise it off the screen.

before sticking the new one on, stick it to a t-shirt or trouser leg quite a few times before sticking it on....
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