Driving a 7 seater car hire during your stay in Zurich, Switzerland can be a great option to get your family or friends around town. However, you may find it stressful if you are not prepared with some knowledge of the area rules and regulations before your stay.
Even if you opt for GPS in your Zurich 7 seater rental car you will want to keep a map with you. It is common in Zurich to find your route blocked by dead-ends, "no entry” signs or oncoming trams.
If you are visiting in winter make sure your rental car comes equipped with snow chains or studded tires and don't be surprised if less accessible roads are closed. Remember, when driving on ice, snow, or heavy rain your stopping distance can be ten times longer.
When driving in Switzerland you may only use your hazard lights to warn of danger. Your headlights should be on and dipped during daylight hours, especially on major routes, and must be on in all tunnels.
The rechtsvortritt or right of way belongs to the vehicle on the right when driving in a city, town or village at an intersection. The vehicle traveling on the main road must give way to the vehicle entering on the right, and also to trams, police vehicles, ambulances, fire engines and busses. Zurich is has many hills, and the car traveling uphill always has priority over the one coming down.
When driving your Zurich car hire with seven seats in the city you should be aware of any blind spots and look out for pedestrians and bicycles. Pedestrians always have the right of way at the white striped zebra crossings.