Here in Switzerland driving on our Motorways is not free.
We levy a special 40 CHF per year tax (28 GBP or 41 USD) which enables you to drive for 1 year without further charges.
I moseyed into the Post office to buy the 2015 version a while back and noticed that there was a special gift pack including some Toblerone Chocolate.
I did not quite know the French for /is this some sort of generous free offer/ and so just paid up my 40 CHF
I might have know it! Nothing in Switzerland is free and usually one pays a premium for just about anything here.
We like the 40 CHF motorway tax. It's not too much to pay as a supplement, and one has to marvel at the fantastic smooth surfaces and cleanliness of Swiss Motorways.
If you really never use the Motorways then simply don't pay the tax. And 40CHF will not get you very far on a French toll motorway. It really is actually good value!
Plus in the winter time there is a series of pipes which squirt white powder to combine with the snow and help it melt and therefore dissolve away into the drains. [Note, what with all the global warming, we didn't need any of this for the 2014 winter here in Lausanne :) ]