The Zuger SVP demands lowering of the fees of the road traffic office. In Lucerne, the SP is scrutinizing the fees.

A credit card format ticket in the canton of Zug costs 50 francs.

 & laquo; Incomprehensible, why tickets in Zug are 20 francs more expensive & raquo;

In Zurich the fees are lower: there you pay 35 francs for the ticket. In St. Gallen there are fees of 30 francs.

 & laquo; I don't understand why tickets in Zug are 20 francs more expensive & raquo;

The Zuger SVP is calling for a reduction in fees. “It doesn't make sense why tickets are 20 francs more expensive here in Zug than in the canton of St. Gallen,” says Cantonal Councilor Michael Riboni.

That's what

  • In the canton of Zug, a driver's license costs 50 francs in credit card format.

  • In other cantons, the ticket costs less.

  • The Zuger SVP is now calling for a reduction in these ticket fees. In general, the fees at the Road Traffic Office are too high, according to the SVP.

  • In Lucerne, it is the SP that discusses the fees at the Road Traffic Office in the Cantonal Council.

In Switzerland, tickets have been “printed externally and centrally throughout Switzerland” since last December, according to the website of the canton of Zug. If you need a driver's license, you can no longer get it from the Road Traffic Office. In the canton of Zug, a driver's license in credit card format costs 50 francs. In Lucerne you pay 45 francs, in Schwyz 60 francs, in Aargau 35 francs and in St. Gallen only 30 francs.

“In the past, the higher prices in Zug were justified by the fact that it is not as big a mass business as in larger cantons,” says Cantonal Councilor Michael Riboni from the Zug SVP. “This line of argument no longer counts when everything is done in a centralized manner,” he continues. The Zug SVP has therefore submitted a proposal to the Cantonal Council. In the postulate, she calls on the government council to «review and reduce the fees of the road traffic office, especially those for the driver's license in credit card format».

Fees also in Lucerne topic

“It doesn't make sense why tickets are 20 francs more expensive here in Zug than in the canton of St. Gallen. The fees must be reduced, ”said Riboni. “Above all against the background that the road traffic authority's degree of cost recovery is too high,” he continues. According to Riboni, fees should cover costs and nothing more. The canton should not earn additional money with it. “The canton of Zug will have a profit surplus of over 200 million francs in 2022. No canton is doing as well as we are. We just don't understand why you still earn money with fees, ”says the Cantonal Council.

The road traffic authority fees are also an issue in the canton of Lucerne: there it is the SP that submitted a request to the cantonal council. For example, SP Cantonal Councilor Jörg Meyer wants to know which principles are used in Lucerne to set fees at the road traffic office and who does this. Meyer also wants to know how often the fees are checked. Depending on the answer from the government, another initiative could follow: “I would first like the government to comment on the fees that seem excessive at first glance. Depending on the answer, I reserve the right to make further advances, ”Meyer recently told the“ Luzerner Zeitung ”(paid item).

Blue driver's license

Since 2003, the blue driver's license in paper form can be exchanged for a driver's license in credit card format. “The old driver's licenses, with their content, some of which differ significantly from today's categories, cause considerable costs in the data systems and should therefore be replaced,” writes the Federal Roads Office (Astra). The blue ticket must be exchanged for the new one by January 31, 2024 at the latest.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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