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Commuter route partly in France causes legal headache for locals

National News // April 16, 2020

A handy commuter route near Basel is causing a headache for locals as part of the road crosses into France. 

Google Maps Commuter route partly in France causes legal headache for locals

Normally, this isn’t a problem. But as France has a stricter lockdown than Switzerland, many Swiss commuters are finding themselves on the wrong side of the law and getting fined by French police. 

Anyone out on the roads in France without the right paperwork and a good reason will get fined EUR 135 - and many are. 

The Federal Customs Office is pointing out the obvious – they have no say about the laws in France. 

The route from Roggenburg in canton Basel Country from Kleinlützel in Solothurn is a commonly used road and normally only takes about 15 minutes. But a small part is in France. 

Commuters ae being told they have to take an alternative route for the time being. 


 

 


 

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