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There is no EU-wide system to handle penalty points and driving bans. In fact, those systems are probably more diverse than you realize, in some countries you 'lose' points until you have none and must surrender your license, in others you 'gain' points and exceeding a threshold has consequences. The number of points and thresholds for various offenses vary ...


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European Transport Safety Council Directives Pre May 2015 Up until recently, individual European countries would set-up bilateral agreements regarding traffic regulation enforcement. This is the case for example for UK and Ireland; Switzerland and Italy; to name a few. Talks of unifying or regulating cross-border traffic infringements date way back. In ...


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Point systems and driving bans are, unless national law says otherwise, country specific. There are no EU/EEA wide regulations for this subject. What will happen, if you as a Czech resident with a Czech driver's license manage to get so many violation points in Germany that they qualify for a driving ban, the German authorities will issue a driving ban for ...


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What the regulation says is that your friend is entitled to “re-routing, under comparable transport conditions, to their final destination at the earliest opportunity”. Europa.eu and the Commission's Passenger Rights website include similar language (“transport to your final destination using comparable alternative means” and “re-routing to your final ...


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You need to pay a highway tax (about 30 Swiss Francs) if you plan to travel by car on national highways. Provincial (Canton) highways are not effected by this tax. The sticker is valid for one year (for example year 2015). A national highway can be easily recognized. The signs at the entrance and at the exists are green, otherwise they are blue. The sticker ...


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The rules for Switzerland are almost the same as for Austria. The country is part of the Schengen area, which means it honors Schengen visas (or visa-free visit rules for US citizens) but also that the days spent in the country count towards the 90-day duration of stay limit for your girlfriend. Even if you often see border guards standing around, most of ...


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No problem at all! The Schengen visa will suffice. I did the same thing with a Japanese girlfriend once ;-)


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The general rule for customs in the EU is that you're only customs processed at your final destination -- except if you leave the airport terminal at an earlier transfer point. Usually customs will be located right after the baggage reclaim at the destination airport, and there will be signs directing you to choose between green lane (nothing to declare), ...



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