Driving in Switzerland
Road rules of Switzerland
We have put together some key Swiss road rules to help awareness of different driving laws in foriegn countries.
These rules are to be used as a guide, please be aware that rules are subject to change and are correct as of November 2012. Please ask your Avis representative if any queries arise.
Please ask your Avis representative about toll charges and road charges before leaving the Avis car hire location and whether snow tyres or chains are needed.
Take a look at our Switzerland location page for ideas, travelling tips and booking information.
Which Side of the Road?
In Switzerland, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
- If involved in an accident, and Police are not needed. You must complete a European Accident Claim Form. Please return this to your Avis representative.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 31 mph (50 km/h)
- Rural areas: 49 mph (80 km/h)
- Motorways: 74mph (120km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt.
- Children under 12 and less than 150cm must be seated in appropriate child restraint for their size.
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
Compulsory Equipment in your Avis rental car
- Warning triangle
Please ask your Avis representative, whether snow tyres are compulsory at the time of your arrival
- Fire Department
- European Emergency Number