Handicap tags & spaces for vehicles in Europe

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Jerryventure
Jerryventure
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Jun 13, 2018 - 11:13 PM

Are American handicap vehicle tags honored in Europe? Or are they given at car rentals w/validation?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 13, 2018 - 11:56 PM in reply to Jerryventure

Hi Jerry-

Don't know the answer..but, I suspect not.

Note that we only speak for Switzerland, not "Europe."

Ask your preferred rental car agency.

What benefit would you expect? I have not seen special parking spaces, for example. Perhaps that is a USA custom?

Slowpoke

Jerryventure
Jerryventure
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Jun 14, 2018 - 2:03 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Yes, probably due to US having a bit more room to accommodate. No worries. Just wondering.

Lucas
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Jun 14, 2018 - 5:53 AM in reply to Jerryventure

Hi Jerry,

I would check with your rental car agency. There are wheelchair parking spots in Switzerland but mostly at airports and rail stations. I didn't see them too often outside of the larger towns but they are around. There are similar blue badges that are accepted here and around the EU.

A couple links I found:

http://www.disabledmot orists.eu/en/world_map /europe/switzerland.ht m
https://smartexpat.com /switzerland/how-to-guides/health/disabili ty-support/people-with-disabilities

You may need to get an EU badge but your rental agency should be able to shed more light on this.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 14, 2018 - 10:19 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks Lucas-

I guess that I'll have to keep my eyes open more.

Slowpoke

Lucas
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Jun 14, 2018 - 11:04 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Definitely not a lot....not like North America

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