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Old 04.09.2015, 10:54
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Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

pop the side window, pour in petrol and set the car on fire.
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Old 04.09.2015, 11:00
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pop the side window, pour in petrol and set the car on fire.
Don't forget to smear dog poop on the handles too.


Actually - just nuke it from orbit. Its the only way to be sure.
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Old 04.09.2015, 11:01
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Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

I worry about the youth of today...



Surely this problem was conclusively resolved in 1984
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Old 04.09.2015, 11:08
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Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

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Only if you request money for moving the car.
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Is this actually 100% true?

I think if someone parked in my space I would generally be satisfied with him having to call me and apologise, whilst I turned the air blue, and forego any fine.

Would it be legal to block him in whilst you call a tow company though?
Blocking a car isn't legal.

Here's a story about a court ruling where a woman who blocked a car while calling the towing company was sentenced to quite a hefty sum for coercion.
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Old 04.09.2015, 11:16
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Blocking a car isn't legal.

Here's a story about a court ruling where a woman who blocked a car while calling the towing company was sentenced to quite a hefty sum for coercion.
Surely the coercion is she blocked the car to call a towing company who would then seek payment from the parker.

Blocking a car in is just "bad parking".
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Old 04.09.2015, 11:22
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Surely the coercion is she blocked the car to call a towing company who would then seek payment from the person who called them.

Blocking a car in is just "bad parking".
Fixed that for you, see my other link to the 20min article. Whoever calls the towing company is giving them the order to tow the car and thus has to pay. The payer then, and only then, can try to claim this payment from the person who parked in his lot. And if this person doesn't pay, the person who called the towing company might have to take them to court to get the money.
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Old 04.09.2015, 11:25
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I worry about the youth of today...

Surely this problem was conclusively resolved in 1984


Sugar in the gas tank works too.


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Old 04.09.2015, 11:40
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Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

funny that we also have this thread open: PPC Immoservice fined [friend using visitor parking space]
the opposite side of the issue.
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Old 06.09.2015, 10:33
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I've never known 'old bat' used for a male before!
Neither have I.
Where I come from we would use 'old dear' for a woman and 'old boy' for a man.

'Old bat' is usually reserved for the slightly dotty old ladies who do daft things. It us either used in a negative way as in 'silly old bat should mind her own business and stop poking her nose into other people's affairs' or a playful poking fun kind of way 'daft old bat has put her cardigan on inside out again'.

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Old 06.09.2015, 13:41
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Where I come from we would use 'old dear' for a woman..
Old dear was a slang reference for mother when I was younger.
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Old 06.09.2015, 14:05
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Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Back on topic, what's the solution then?

It's not fair that you aren't allowed to do anything, when it's you who's paying for the parking spot. Otherwise, why bother paying? Just park on your neighbour's.

Going by what you all are saying, the only one who has rights is the one parking illegally. That can't be right, surely.

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Old 06.09.2015, 14:10
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Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Don't even bother to name and shame. Just teach him some private gravity lessons ...

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Old 06.09.2015, 14:14
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Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

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Bananas!? Potatoes work better. Wedge one in there nice and snug - letting the tailpipe trim off the excess. The car will struggle to start, building pressure - and then fire the potato like a cannon shot with a loud bang.

Or so i've been told
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Old 06.09.2015, 14:33
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Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Seriously, just for a second...
We had similar trouble, albeit with clearly marked visitor's parking places. There were signs saying that offenders to the visitor ruling would be reported to the police and fined Fr. 100.00

We had cards printed
Your car with plate number.....
is standing on a parking space which is reserved for visitors to.....
If this happens again, we shall report this to the police.


It then quotes the ruling as stated on the signs giving the official planning map 'plot' numbers and repeating the threat of a police fine of Fr.100.00

This time we shall not report you but please respect the rules in future.

And the caretaker, who had a much better memory than I have, put a warning card on the car once and reported the repeat offenders to the police next time they did it. I think the form had to give plate number, exact time of coming and going or similar. Maybe a photo too. No problem these days with smart phones.

After they had to pay up once, it seemed to work quite well as a deterrent for the habiltual wrong-parkers which were the main problem.

Personally, if this isn't possible on your spot, I think I would buy a couple of those orange cones, put 'private' on them (and my name inside so that if they wander I'll know they are mine), and put two of them onto my spot when I leave. A bother for sure, but not as bad as having to look for another spot again and again.
Hope you find a solution as I guess it can be really frustrating. (It only happened to me with my bike spot and even that drove me up the wall sometimes).
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Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Privat doesn't mean much to random people, other that it is not public, maybe they think it belongs to the building and feel entitled to park there because they're going in that building, or think that nobody will bother calling the police so for 5 minutes it's ok, that's what I've seen at least, especially in areas with a lot of turnover. If it's specifically yours you should put a sign with the plate of your car and maybe a tow sign (it instills a lot of fear in people).
Cones and removable physical obstructions are the ultimate option but it's annoying especially when it rains.
Do not block their car, they may have been wrong to park there but they might have an emergency like everybody else.
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Old 06.09.2015, 15:28
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If it's specifically yours you should put a sign with the plate of your car
I've seen quite a few of those. A great idea if you have somewhere to fasten the sign. Makes it quite clear that this isn't a visitor spot to be used by all and sundry.
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Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

https://www.viacar.ch/eindex/login.aspx?kanton=ag

Plate lookup for AG, enter the code then the plate number
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Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

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Don't forget to smear dog poop on the handles too.


Actually - just nuke it from orbit. Its the only way to be sure.
You forgot the bit about hammering frozen sausages into their lawn
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Old 11.09.2015, 16:36
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how can I know who owns the car though? This one today has Aargau licence plates. is there a public database that I can look up?
For AG, the public database is this: https://www.viacar.ch/eindex/Login.aspx?Kanton=AG
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Old 11.09.2015, 16:48
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Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

I know someone who had a similar problem with 1 car repeatedly parking despite various notes... finally solved by supergluing a large plastic sheet across the windscreen with a polite please do not park here stamped on it.
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