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Leistungsabhängige Schwerverkehrsabgabe - The LSVA (Leistungsabhängige Schwerverkehrsabgabe) is a nationwide distance-related road fee that replaced an annual flat fee imposed on heavy vehicles in Switzerland.  The LSVA legislation resulted from treaties with the European Union when weight limits on transport vehicles carrying goods across the Alps were increased from 28 tons to 40 tons.  Studies forecast that this weight limit increase would double heavy goods traffic on the Swiss road network by 2015 unless the LSVA were enacted.  The intent of the measure was to encourage rail transport rather than road transport.