If not specifically written, speed limits are :
- 120 km/h on the highway,
- 80 km/h on the open road outside built-areas,
- 50 km/h in towns and villages.
Respect speed limits is in your best interest : speed controls are common and tickets expensive!
To use Swiss highways, you have to buy the Swiss motorway sticker: It has 1 year validity (from January 1st to December 31st), and has to be fixed and clearly visible from outside. It means that if you have more than 1 vehicle, you have to buy more than 1 sticker, but only if you use highways!
Important phone numbers:
- police 117,
- fire brigade 118,
- rescue service 144,
- break down service 140 or TCS: 0844 888 111
www.tcs.ch Swiss Touring Club