Cars with more than one person in them crossing into Geneva via the customs post at Thônex-Vallard now have a lane reserved for them, according to the newspaper Tribune de Genève.
A special lane, reserved for cars carrying multiple passengers, is in place from 6:00 to 9:00am and 3:30 to 6:30pm. In the morning the lane runs towards Geneva and in the afternoon it runs towards France.
Those using it are expected cut their travel time by around a third.
The new lane, labelled with a “2+” logo, replaces the one previously labelled “voie des frontaliers”.
The project will be tested until October next year. Those caught driving alone in the lane face fines of 22 euros on the French stretch and nothing on the Swiss side, although this is likely to change once the system has been tested.