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Not true.

In Russia they don't toot the horn, they just run you over
Oh I guess I should be thankful then

What's with the groan though? Anything in my list few posts above that has not been observed and commented hundreds of times on this forum already?
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Old 03.02.2015, 15:04
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Oh I guess I should be thankful then

What's with the groan though? Anything in my list few posts above that has not been observed and commented hundreds of times on this forum already?
101 now.

There was hope this thread might be about specifics - IE should you call the police?

But it will probably just become a "Swiss drivers" are crap thread
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Old 03.02.2015, 15:12
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101 now.

There was hope this thread might be about specifics - IE should you call the police?

But it will probably just become a "Swiss drivers" are crap thread
You're right, I realise now that I drifted this thread away from the initial topic, in a way. Apologies for my little rant (it needed to get out of my system) and please go back to the initial topic.
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Old 03.02.2015, 15:13
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Listen, I know the Swiss can be entitled dicks on the road and that there's a lot more X5's knocking about than in most places, which does kinda push up the arsehole count up somewhat...but are you trying to seriously claim that the Swiss are more annoying than the Italians, more dangerous than the Spanish or more fkwitted than the Russians?
well, driving in Southern Europe (I also add Greeks and Turks to your list) is far more dangerous than in Switzerland of course, but in those countries you expect anything to happen and the other drivers not to act logically. Here you expect people to respect each other and traffic laws
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Old 03.02.2015, 15:22
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Listen, I know the Swiss can be entitled dicks on the road and that there's a lot more X5's knocking about than in most places, which does kinda push up the arsehole count up somewhat...but are you trying to seriously claim that the Swiss are more annoying than the Italians, more dangerous than the Spanish or more fkwitted than the Russians?
When you're on the road every day, that passive aggressive driving style starts to get under your skin a lot more that plain aggresive drivers. Being stuck behind some idiot doing 121 km/h in the over taking lane, where he continually speeds up to block anyone from overtaking is not dangerous per se, but stressful for everyone else around as it disrupts the flow of the highway as people have to brake to avoid hitting slower moving traffic.

As I drive 1000 km a week, my only aim is to get to and from work as safely as possible. And for that reason I happily tootle along in the 'slow' lane and always yield to aggressive drivers, because If I allowed myself to succumb to road rage day-in and day-out, I would soon be a burnt-out, husk of a man. Passive aggressive drivers however are a lot harder to avoid.
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Re: Tailgating at lights and slow moving traffic

We have the same problem here-I'm afraid, and it drives me crazy too. Two days ago, in a white out and blizzards, with thick snow and ice on the road and going downhill at 7.30am, not driving over slowly, but carefully to avoid having to break (lots of bends with ravine at the side) I had several cars right up my **se. I put on the warning emergency lights, and they dropped back- switched them off, and they were back right up to my bumper... so I did it again- then kept them on. Two cars overtook at speed, and 1 started to slide all over the place. Fortunately, I was able to slow down to give them space to recover!

Now they were not Swiss, but French frontaliers going to work. Same last night coming home- but at least going up is not so much of a problem

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Old 03.02.2015, 15:52
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I've now been shunted twice from behind at traffic lights and crawling on the highway because the driver behind insists on getting as close to my rear bumper as possible. On both shunts there was no visible damage, but nonetheless its very very annoying

I was taught that when stationary you should always be able to see the other driver's rear tyres, and if you can't then you're too bloody close.

GRRRR I'm sick of this S**T
Have a coupling (?)(enables you to tow a trailer) installed.
Your car would not get a scratch while the other may put a seriuos dent in his bumper

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I think their needs to be an injury for the police to come out.

Whiplash is very difficult to detect though.....
If someone's been injured (e.g. more than a few harmless scratches) you MUST call the police, in theory even if the victim doesn't want you to.

However, they probably won't come for such a trivial situation as OP described. If they come the culprit will be billed for the costs so there'll be two cases, one Strafverfahren for the accident and one Administrativmassnahmen-Verfahren. This can be particularly hurtful if the culprit doesn't have the license definitely yet (so called Neulenker).

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Let me give a special mention to the drivers who are such in a rush they can't wait for you to get out of the parking spot and will pass even when you are in movement.

Doesn't look like you're in the right Nil. If you're still half in the parking lot when they pass by you shouldn't yet have tried to get on the road in the first place. Whether you're moving or not has no influence on your right of way.
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Old 03.02.2015, 16:20
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Re: Tailgating at lights and slow moving traffic

The correct way to address this is the very subtle yet incredibly dastardly way of trolling habitual tailgaters:

1. Drive an expensive car (>200k CHF).
2. Wait until some douchecanoe rear-ends you
3. Deploy the smug face as you make their tailgating ass implode into an irreversible spastic clench when you tell them to expect damages well north of 20 grand.
4. You get bonus points if you had expensive car wrapping done which can jack the damages up by another 2-3 grand at least
5. You get the "deep d*cking" achievement if you had a reinforced steel hitch that has successfully gutted the tailgaters cooling system and made their car undriveable.
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Old 03.02.2015, 16:32
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5. You get the "deep d*cking" achievement if you had a reinforced steel hitch that has successfully gutted the tailgaters cooling system and made their car undriveable.
That one happened to my Dad some years ago. It just cost him a new plastic cap for the tow ball
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Doesn't look like you're in the right Nil. If you're still half in the parking lot when they pass by you shouldn't yet have tried to get on the road in the first place. Whether you're moving or not has no influence on your right of way.
Sorry, I should have mentioned in a park lot.
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Old 03.02.2015, 18:26
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I've now been shunted twice from behind at traffic lights ...
Well, if you will put your car in reverse gear and hitting the accelerator...
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