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Saw this a little too late. Two days past the deadline I got busted. 200 bucks for forgetting to buy a sticker!?!? And honestly after 12 years of never forgetting, this year I failed to notice the hundreds of passive reminders posted everywhere, and so did my wife. I still can't understand why there isn't an automatic billing from the SVA that makes one show up in the mail every January. Oh yes I can, because that 200.- is some real sweet, juicy meat for the vultures hanging out on the entrance ramps.

Or better yet, how about a general tax for all registrations so a Swiss number plate means you have the right to drive on the Autobahn. Case in point if you have a Wechselnummer, you still have to buy a separate sticker for each car, a huge double standard. And before you call it a luxury use tax, consider that even those drivers who don't use the Autobahn benefit greatly from its existence and maintenance. So scamified.

Neither a safety hazard nor an intentional violation, yet it's as great a fine as trying to run a red light, passing over a solid line or doing 100 in an 80km/h zone. Makes extraordinarily clear that tax revenue is much more important than public safety. Ridiculous and unjustified.
How did you get caught? I still need to buy one as well (I am lazy and hate the mess scraping the old one off leaves behind), but can only imagine they will only found out when I get stopped by police or at the border?
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Old 24.02.2020, 10:22
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Or better yet, how about a general tax for all registrations so a Swiss number plate means you have the right to drive on the Autobahn. Case in point if you have a Wechselnummer, you still have to buy a separate sticker for each car, a huge double standard.
I prefer with the sticker system on the windscreen. I have a one set of plates, so I can switch them from a van and a Smart. I never take the highway with the Smart so I don't need a vignette for it. That being said once I almost forgot and nearly took the highway from Baden to Spreitenbach with the Smart.
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Old 24.02.2020, 11:07
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How did you get caught? I still need to buy one as well (I am lazy and hate the mess scraping the old one off leaves behind), but can only imagine they will only found out when I get stopped by police or at the border?
You don't have to immediately scrape off the old one. AFAIK there's no penalty for having old and new stickers. We leave the old one on until we take our car to the garage for the first time during the year, and they remove it as part of cleaning the car.

Just buy one next time you fill up the tank. Every petrol station has them. Right now the police around our area are staking out the entrances and exits to the freeways to catch people.
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Old 24.02.2020, 11:33
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That's your opinion. And a really ignorant one. As if they're the only ones driving cars.
They are the only ones driving from and to Italy and clogging the roads.

I drive the opposite direction, so have no traffic.

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