Should I avoid Switzerland?

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Aeroscreens
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Great place for driving, some wonderful passes with stunning views. Just avoid the farmer and his Forester on the Glaubenbielen Pass!

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£50 00 ,,,,,..in iom you could have four kipper or crab baps ,four coffees   ,,,and change ,  they must be paying to much in wages down  south ,  

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hmm the UK equivalent of doing 62.5 in a 60 cost me £600, so I don't drive my 7  in Switzerland any more.

This was a hidden cam on one of the passes mentioned above. All those passes are to die for, so to speak.

ALL cam info is forbidden by every method and penalised and confiscated. Traps are hidden and secret.

87.5 mph can get you a year in jail (so you can do 0-100 in 6 seconds? 50 to 85 in 2? A fraction of a second will do it for you.

Foreigners pay up or lose the car until paid. Google is your friend.

just saying so you can't say I did not. 

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The scenery and passes are lovely, but you have to behave. Absolutely so.
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Ian, read the report of your trip in Lowflying Jan 2012. 
 

Anthony, you confirmed my fears. Thanks all, still not sure whether to avoid or not. 

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Would reccomend going through Switzerland - passes are fantastic - you can generally be quick on the passes and stay within the speed limit! (just reign back on the straight bits?) Would look at getting there via the Vosges in France (on the edge of the German border and the Black Forest), there are some fantastic roads there. So much choice - good luck!

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I suggest getting in touch with Patrick Vogt the Chair of the Swiss Club - Lotus Seven Owners Switzerland  

His contact details re on the Area group page under Switzerland - he can advise you and he's a great guy :-)

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Do they do good wine in Switzerland , or is it some other wierd drink ,,,like camomile tea and cake 

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(just reign back on the straight bits?) 

Basically, yes :-) not many of those tho Driving

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Contrary to belief, Switzerland is a bit of a petrol head country despite the myths. Second highest Harley-Davidson ownership outside usa (for population size) and where we live now (10 mins from St Moritz) the number and variety of cars around is amazing - from your Ferraris and Lambos (classic stuff) and DB5's down to mk 1 RS escorts and 205 gti's with everything in between. 

Vignette for motorway is 40chf. Don't stick it on screen, just display it and you can sell it on via ebay when you are done.

Don't be a pillock and speed in a mad way and plod are fine - they are petrol heads too. Get it wrong though and the worse is imprisonment and car/bike compounded and licence taken -  best is heavy fine.

That said, Switzerland has fantastic driving roads and is central to France/Italy/German touring. Foolish to miss it if you are passing by. Don't believe the hype.

Edited to add: Patrick with Swiss Lotus 7 club a great guy and good contact (speaks English) and some Swiss wine very good indeed. Where we used to live in Vaud we were surrounded by vineyards and weekend 'tastings' were the norm. Hic.

Dave

 

 

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