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Re: Got stopped for un-speeding (driving below the speed limit)

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You were obstructing the overtaking lane, not the fast lane.

Perhaps the fine was not undeserved?
A passing lane is often colloquially referred to as a fast lane because it is often used for extended periods of time for through traffic or fast traffic. In theory, a passing lane should be used only for passing, thus allowing, even on a road with only two lanes in each direction, motorists to travel at their own pace.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passing_lane

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Re: Got stopped for un-speeding (driving below the speed limit)

The police at night looks for people that drives either slowly, erratically or anyone that looks uncertain. Then they ask you some questions and if you don't answer the way they like they will breathalyze you.
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Old 15.02.2016, 21:25
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A passing lane is often colloquially referred to as a fast lane because it is often used for extended periods of time for through traffic or fast traffic. In theory, a passing lane should be used only for passing, thus allowing, even on a road with only two lanes in each direction, motorists to travel at their own pace.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passing_lane

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Er, you're the one who got fined for using the lane incorrectly, not me.

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a passing lane should be used only for passing, thus allowing, even on a road with only two lanes in each direction, motorists to travel at their own pace.
And, if you want to be pedantic about this - you were fined because you were not allowing other motorists to travel at their own pace.
(as in the text you just googled and posted).
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Old 15.02.2016, 21:37
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Er, you're the one who got fined for using the lane incorrectly, not me.



And, if you want to be pedantic about this - you were fined because you were not allowing other motorists to travel at their own pace.
(as in the text you just googled and posted).
Yes, I already knew that in post #17 ...
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Old 15.02.2016, 21:52
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Yes, I already knew that in post #17 ...
I wasn't sure you understood. BMW driver by any chance?
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Old 15.02.2016, 22:09
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I wasn't sure you understood. BMW driver by any chance?
Proudly wear that badge of the popular marque despite our lot being refered to as ass.. Don't let facts get in the way of a good cliche.
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Re: Got stopped for un-speeding (driving below the speed limit)

Happened to my brother-in-law. He took his car into a garage for a service and drove out with the garage's car for the day, making sure he knew where everything was and how it all worked and where it all was. To do this he 'toddled' along a country road and was stopped by the police who obviously wanted to know if he was fit to drive. After an alcohol test and lots of questions he was told he would have to attend a medical examination but could continue to drive until the exam would prove he was fit enough. Surely enough he received a letter instructing him to attend for a medical exam in Zuerich - not his own doctor - which fortunately he passed.


In spite of everything this does make sense to me.
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Re: Got stopped for un-speeding (driving below the speed limit)

People going slower than is allowed and those who mysteriously seem to be following the road markings on the right often raise suspicion, either they're texting or drunk. Never been stopped by the police myself but have sat in the car as people have been stopped.

On a similar note of "not really doing anything wrong and still getting in trouble" - a good friend (who did not learn to drive in CH) was driving a mate of his home who was completely plastered. He had put him in the front passenger seat and said mate decided to open the window, put his head out and sing at the top of his voice. Police spotted him and pulled him over, thankfully they were in a very charitable mood that evening as you are not allowed to have someone in the front of the car who may interfere with your safe use of the vehicle. Stick 'em in the back and make sure they stay there.
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Re: Got stopped for un-speeding (driving below the speed limit)

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A passing lane is often colloquially referred to as a fast lane because it is often used for extended periods of time for through traffic or fast traffic. In theory, a passing lane should be used only for passing, thus allowing, even on a road with only two lanes in each direction, motorists to travel at their own pace.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passing_lane

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I wasn't sure you understood. BMW driver by any chance?
BMW driver from Aargau no less, say no more.
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Old 16.02.2016, 14:20
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BMW driver from Aargau no less, say no more.
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I wasn't sure you understood. BMW driver by any chance?
It's easy to spot the cousins in this thread ...
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It's easy to spot the cousins in this thread ...
Cousins? Isn't that the definition of marriage in Aargau?
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Stick 'em in the back and make sure they stay there.
Except when they start throwing up, you wanna be able to put their head out the window in that moment.
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Re: Got stopped for un-speeding (driving below the speed limit)

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Are you a bot?

Because AFAIK a self driven google car in CA has been also pulled over driving slower than usual as well.

In the near future the scenario is gonna be:

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Except when they start throwing up, you wanna be able to put their head out the window in that moment.
Don't disagree with you there, however, the police would probably frown on you driving and holding someone's head out of the window. And by the time you pull over and help them... Was the drunk guy's car btw, so I would say it's his problem.
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