Aug 3, 2017 - 9:34 PM
in reply to Peterli
Hi Peterli -
Thanks- " vignette" is the word I was looking for.
40.00 CHF does not surprise me. I never bought one, because, as you note, they are already on rental cars, so I did not remember the exact price.
I understand that you can buy one when you cross the border if you come in from another country without one.
"Slowpoke" has to do with how fast I hike, especially on Switzerland's hilly terrain. Even worse, since I now have 2 bad knees ...not bad enough for surgery, but bad enough to limit me if I start to walk on irregular surfaces.
On the stretch of highway mention near Luzern, the speed limit seems to be adjusted for various fairly short sections of the road as a function of traffic density. At least, the signs are remotely controlled and adjustable. A sudden change from 100 kph to 80 kph can be hard to spot, especially when all the cars with Luzern and Zug license plates are passing me. Appenzell Innerhoden plates ( on all Avis cars, at least) are a magnet for radar cameras.
The one near Tuscherz was in a 30 kph zone that was not in a village...My USA trained mind sees "30" and my foot says go 30 Mph....about 50 kph. ;-(
In any case, there a re a lot of radar cameras.