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Traffic law for bikers - passing right allowed?

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Is it allowed in Switzerland to pass cars on the right by bike? I can understand that is not allowed while cars are driving, but what in the case the cars are stationary because one holds up traffic awaiting to turn left.
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Old 23.07.2015, 19:45
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Re: Traffic law for bikers - passing right allowed?

No. (Especially if there are other cars in front).
Motorbikes are not allowed to thread through traffic.
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Old 23.07.2015, 19:50
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Re: Traffic law for bikers - passing right allowed?

Yes, if you are on a push bike. No, if the car in front of you about to turn right.
No, if you are on a motor bike. Yes, if it is only the car that turns left that you will pass.
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No. (Especially if there are other cars in front).
Motorbikes are not allowed to thread through traffic.
Not allowed but people do it anyway. Of course there is always the numpty that tries to block the bike going through.
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Re: Traffic law for bikers - passing right allowed?

No .... if you're an old git on a Harley.
Just sit there, pretending to be a car, trying to look mean and menacing, making loads of noise and dripping oil on the tarmac.


There's only one reason to ride a [motor] bike - not for the freedom of the road and the cool wind in the hair; not for the comradely of like-minded souls ..... but to get through traffic as quickly as possible - but always on the left (left turners excepted).

I laugh at bikes sat twenty cars back in a stationary line, like good school boys - especially at a [rail] level crossing, when there's guaranteed NOT to be anything coming the other way .... dicks.
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Hi,

Is it allowed in Switzerland to pass cars on the right by bike? I can understand that is not allowed while cars are driving, but what in the case the cars are stationary because one holds up traffic awaiting to turn left.
Lets get this straight. You are Belgian, love beer and ride a bike in SUI.

I would be happy to deliver the rules for bikes to your door, within 24 hours.

Look luck.

Regards etc.
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Re: Traffic law for bikers - passing right allowed?

Yes if the vehicle passed by is intending to turn left (it's blinking and by the middle lane, i.e. on the left side of the lane), whether on a motorbike or car has no direct effect on it being allowed. But of course you need enough space, and that is more likely to be the case for motorbikes. If anything goes wrong the default culprit is probably the vehilcle passing on the right.

Strassenverkehrsrecht 35.6
Notice that the law doesn't say the vehicle being passed by has to be standing still. But as it's somewhat unsafe, you want both to be slow-ish.
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Re: Traffic law for bikers - passing right allowed?

Someone on a FB group just received a 600chf fine for crossing a white line whilst filtering in zurich city. .... be careful !@
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Old 06.08.2015, 13:31
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Someone on a FB group just received a 600chf fine for crossing a white line whilst filtering in zurich city. .... be careful !@
Thats why I love to ride on Malta, no white lines to write home about and nobody gives a damn if you filter, to the left or to the right and if some bugger blocks your way, simply lean on the horn.

Oh and by the way, no MFK for bikes…:-)
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