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Old 25.02.2011, 17:29
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Re: Unusual Swiss Laws

It's forbidden to cross the street with the red light on - even if it's like 23.40 and absolutely no car is around.

You HAVE to wait for the green man.
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Old 25.02.2011, 17:34
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Re: Unusual Swiss Laws

During the 72 hours of Basler Fasnacht, the dialects from other parts of Switzerland will be legally known as Kehlkopfentzündungen.
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Old 25.02.2011, 18:04
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Re: Unusual Swiss Laws

It is illegal for banks to refuse vault owners to store dead relatives in their vaults - provided the period of storage does not exceed 7 months.

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Old 25.02.2011, 18:33
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All employment contracts for Swiss Banks have to contain a clause that states that the new employee has no religious views.

All new cars sold in Switzerland have to have lower emissions and engine power reduction modifications compared to equivelant US and EU models in order to make them less exciting.

It is against the law in the kanton of Zurich to own a gnome as a domestic pet.
If one were able to prove that the gnome provides a indispensible function that other pets aren't able to provide (eg. keeping your garden free of other nefarious-intentioned gnomes, hobbits, foreigners etc), then one might apply for an employment permit for it (the gnome, i mean). standard employment regulations apply (3 month waiting period, residence in Kanton of employ, obnoxious non-english speaking gemeinde staff etc)

some Kantons also provide extra protection for gnomes - in the Kanton of Mordor, one is required to provide for the gnome for the entirety of its natural life (up to 99 years or death, whichever is sooner), failing which, one would surrender 50% of one's income for 49 years. (Gnomeschutz 1844)
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Old 25.02.2011, 19:04
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Re: Unusual Swiss Laws

There was I, thinking there was genuine wit appearing here - plagiarists!

http://www.google.ch/url?sa=t&source...pw1u5Q&cad=rja

So my turn, then.

"You can be fined for speeding when actually not exceeding the indicated speed limit if conditions are not suitable. For example, if you are traveling within the speed limit and hit something, you must have been traveling too fast because you could not stop before hitting something. There was a famous court case of a chair left on a motorway that someone hit: they were fined for hitting it because they were unable to stop. On a motorway at night, it is said that it takes a longer distance to stop in than you can see from your headlights."
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Old 25.02.2011, 19:41
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Re: Unusual Swiss Laws

Emergency Brand barrels worn round Saint Bernard rescue dogs' collars must have an annual certificatedl safety inspection.
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Old 10.03.2011, 19:33
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Storing rubbish in the garden will result in refusal of issuing the Swiss passport.
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Old 10.03.2011, 20:27
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Re: Unusual Swiss Laws

If you are traveling on the trains during the rush hour you must put your bag on the seat next to you and your feet on the seat opposite otherwise you will be find 80 CHF.

If you cannot find an empty seat that enables you to do this you must leave the train at the next stop.
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Old 10.03.2011, 20:41
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If you are traveling on the trains during the rush hour you must put your bag on the seat next to you and your feet on the seat opposite otherwise you will be find 80 CHF.

If you cannot find an empty seat that enables you to do this you must leave the train at the next stop.
I got caught out by that, but I was wearing all grey, made a kind of sucking noise and slowly shook my head. I was allowed to stay on the train.
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Old 11.03.2011, 01:03
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You can be fined up to 600CHF or given 45 minutes in prison if you put a drink's glass in a bar directly onto a table without a beer mat.
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Old 11.03.2011, 02:22
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Parking a 50 cc scooter in a bicycle place will bring a Fr 40 fine.
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Old 11.03.2011, 02:27
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1982 saw a law passed that banned the sale of black leather knee high boots to ladies in jeans weighing over 140kg. In that same year it became compulsory to keep all domestic crocodiles on a leash when taken outside. This year sees the ban dartboards in basements come into force.
Really??? That makes sense!!
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Old 11.03.2011, 02:28
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Anyone operating a computer with a graphical interface and a network connection will be fined unless they have paid Billag the protection money.
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Old 11.03.2011, 02:29
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Anyone appealing a speeding fine will have the fine doubled.
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Old 11.03.2011, 09:26
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Re: Unusual Swiss Laws

Dogs can travel free on a train. As long as they are in a bag.
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Dogs can travel free on a train. As long as they are in a bag.
Do you mean the paper bag must go over their head?
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Old 26.01.2013, 14:58
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Do you mean the paper bag must go over their head?
No that law only applies to lady travellers who do not look like Heidi; plaits are optional so long as the lady has bought the "no plaits" Bewilligung.
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Old 26.01.2013, 18:48
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Re: Unusual Swiss Laws

370 CHF fine for not using the correct rubbish bag in Lausanne.
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Old 26.01.2013, 18:51
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Have we mentioned Billag yet? Anyone?
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It is an offence that can cost you 150chf to call a Gipfeli by the original french name... (I can't name it since it is an offence)

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