Motion to outsource car checks

Service des Autos, Carouge, (c) Google maps

Many Geneva car owners will be familiar with the regular vehicle check at the Service des Autos in Carouge.

Depending on the age of the car – they must pass a technical test on a regular basis. Geneva is one of the few cantons that doesn’t outsource this to third party companies.

The Swiss People’s Party says that should change and has tabled a motion to allow private companies to carry out the tests. They say it will save the canton around CHF 150m a year and drivers will be able to get a test booking closer to their home. 

They add the current office will have to move as the lease on the land expires soon. 

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