The NGF covers the damages caused in Switzerland by unidentified or uninsured motor vehicles, trailers, bicycles and devices assimilated to vehicles. This, however, requires that the applicable road traffic act provides an insurance obligation.
The NGF also intervenes in case of bankruptcy of the competent Swiss MTPL insurer.
It finally also fulfils the tasks of the compensation body according to Art. 79d SVG.
The NGF is financed through a contribution due by the vehicle holders (art. 76a SVG).