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Old 25.07.2008, 09:48
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Re: negative stuff about life in Switzerland

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I was surprised to hear people in the US actually get fined for "jaywalking" and that there's a word for this offense. Your chances of that in Switzerland are close to zero unless you cross an Autobahn. So much for the "strict rules" in Switzerland.
You can get fined for jaywalking within close distance (50 or 100 meteres) of a crossing. The police sit by the local school when they are bored and issue warnings (and fines to some who get annoyed at them) to the young folk who cross 4 metres from the crossing to make their walk to town for lunch that little bit shorter.
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