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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 25-08-2014, 17:44
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Swiss Vignette

Thanks ob1 I was really asking if there was a non motorway option on that route, I should have phrased the question better.
I have now double checked the maps and it does appear that I can do it on vignette free roads.

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Re: Swiss Vignette

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I am planning to travel by Chamonix to Martigny and over the Grand St Bernard pass to Aosta, can I do this woithout a vignette?

No, you do not need a vignette for that trip as it is not motorway. Done it a few times.
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On the motorway crossing at Basle you can pay cash to the border guard or if, like me, you wanted to use a credit card, they will let you pull through into the car park and go into the office to pay.

When I asked where I should stick it (the vignette!) they just shrugged and said 'anywhere' but pointed to top left and top right. I stuck it top left (as you face forwards), which seemed to be where most of the cars in the carpark had theirs.

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When I bought my last one 2014 at Geneva, the woman just slapped it on the windscreen. Hell of a job getting it off to put on the car. They do come off in one piece.
Have a piece of cling film / clear sticky book covering handy, stick that to the screen and stick the Vignette onto the cling film / clear sticky book covering. Easy to transfer to another car or maybe trade to another traveller!?!?

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Vignette needed

How closely do they check the van over?

Our van has been replated to 3850 but I have not fitted the new plate as yet....................figure it is in reserve if there are any problems with overloading. Also have an old copy of the V5 with 3500 listed.

So my question is could someone "hypothetically" get away with passing themselves off as still 3500.

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auldgadgey,

I don't know the weight of your 'van, but if it's over 3500kg you need to pay the heavy vehicle road tax whichever roads you're using.

For a short trip it's actually cheaper than a vignette and you can buy it at the border.

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Cling film? Vehicles of 3850kg disguised as 3500kg? It's amazing what people will do to save a few bob.

The fact is that the Swiss road charges are some of the cheapest in the world at approx 26 for a years unlimited mileage if you are under 3500kg and approx 1 per day for the same thing if you are over that weight. Compare that to the French and Spanish charges alone. It even costs me 2 for three minutes on the Dartford Crossing in a car!
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