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Riders will be fined $34 for soiling buses, trams

BASEL, Switzerland – Cleanliness, order and more ways to take your money: authorities in the Swiss city of Basel may have found a perfect recipe.

Tired of sticky, greasy and strong-smelling leftovers on buses and trams, authorities say they will start handing out fines up to 40 francs ($34) for soiling public transport with food and drinks.

The Basel Public Transport Services says the fines are necessary because a 2003 prohibition on drinking and eating on buses and trams has been largely ignored. The fines will go into effect soon.

Even for the orderly Swiss, the ordinance appeared harsh. Many papers across the famously clean country noted that their cities are more “tolerant.”

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