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Driving by car

Geneva's road system is very modern and efective, just like in the whole Switzerland it is a real pleasure to drive here. In the center annoying traffic jams occure mostly at morning and evening rush hours, when people go to and from work: 8-9am and 5-6pm. Mont-Blanc bridge is probably the most clodget traffic place in Geneva.
One flawn of otherwise good system is the setting of traffic lights, with sometimes absurd setting, missing long green waves You would expect, making You to stop at every other crossroads for red light.
Big problem of Geneva is parking, making it sometimes impossible to find a parking spot in the city center. Parking garages and P+R parking are the easiest option.

In the city of Geneva are many stationary radars automatically capturing speeding cars and cars crossing red lights. They flash 2 flashes close one after another, to prove Your car is moving (in case of red light crossing). There are also policeman in the streets looking after the drivers.
Tolerance for speeing in Geneva is 5km/h, in France it is 5% or the speed.

You can see the map of radars, so called blisters on this map. There are applications for smartphones, such as CamSam that warn You against speed cams, red light cameras and inform You about aby obstructions on the road. Their legality is, however, questionable.

Vignettes, or motorway toll stickers are compulsory for all motorway wehicles up to 3,5 tons and are to be bought at every gas station and online. The validity for vignette for the given year starts at the 1st of December of the precending year and is valid up until 31st of Januar of the following year. Vignettes on sale now, for example, for 2015, are thus valid from 01.12.2014 - 31.01.2016. Price for one year (16 months) vignette is CHF 40 or Eur 33.

Driving license
Swiss car license has no point system


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Facts about Geneva:

Population: 194 800 (2017 est)
Currency: 1CHF=€1.01=$1.02a
Airport: GVA Geneva Airport
Hotels: 143 (€29 - €2900)

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Facts about Geneva:

Population: 204k/1,1M (muni/metro)
Currency: 1CHF=€1.06=$1.15
Airport: GVA Geneva Airport
Hotels: 136 (€48 - €2900)
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