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Old 27.08.2019, 12:19
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Re: Auto Notruf Zürich - SCAM?

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How long was your wife parked there? For me, if I'd forgotten an item in the supermarket, depending on how busy it is, it would take me under 5 mins to go in and grab it, pay, and get back to the car.

The time it would take for someone to call the towing company, for it to arrive at Lidl, load up and secure the car on the low-loader (those things take AGES!), it must have been more than "a few minutes".
While I entirely agree, I lived not too far from the Zurich Stadium... on event days, there is a small fleet of tow trucks in my building parking lot. I usually can count at least 5-6.... They wait there until the event starts, and then they start their own event...
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Re: Auto Notruf Zürich - SCAM?

Just drove by this supermarket and happy I had my shoppings done already, towing company could earn a fortune there atm. Lidl parking space was stuffed, the whole other space with forbidden parking from the other companies all stuffed, and a whole bunch of cars parked on the pavement, on the road and a long waiting line of those not wanting to risk a fine. Damn that place was crowded.
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I parked in a private road and had my car towed away. There was no towing warning sign, just a sign stating a maximum fine of chf 200. The police said they do not need to put a warning sign up of a possible towing away of ones car. So the sign warning of a chf 200 fine was totally misleading as usual. I should be used to this type of communication by now.
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I parked in a private road and had my car towed away. There was no towing warning sign, just a sign stating a maximum fine of chf 200. The police said they do not need to put a warning sign up of a possible towing away of ones car. So the sign warning of a chf 200 fine was totally misleading as usual. I should be used to this type of communication by now.
A sign warning of a Fr. 200 fine does not mean: "It's okay for you to park here as long as you're prepared to pay Fr. 200."

The sign that says "private road" means you're not allowed to drive or stop or park there, at all. It even means you're not to cycle or walk there, unless, of course, you are an owner of the road, or have special permission to use it. Since that is what "private road" means, there's no need for any towing sign, since you're just not allowed to be there, at all.
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Old 08.06.2020, 20:03
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I parked in a private road and had my car towed away. There was no towing warning sign, just a sign stating a maximum fine of chf 200. The police said they do not need to put a warning sign up of a possible towing away of ones car. So the sign warning of a chf 200 fine was totally misleading as usual. I should be used to this type of communication by now.
Indeed you should. It was pretty clear, apparently, as you even read the sign, but still, knowingly, chose to park on private property.
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Old 08.06.2020, 20:59
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Thank you all for your useful feedback.

I had actually parked in the visitors car park (next to the Schulthess Klinik) which was reserved for the Psychiatric Hospital over the road. The ticket was issued by one of the hospital employees, but has Kantonspolizei as the beneficiary. I suppose I will just have to pay it and either leave a lot earlier or take public transport. I would have at least liked to let them know what I think about the amount before paying.
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I parked in a private road and had my car towed away. There was no towing warning sign, just a sign stating a maximum fine of chf 200. The police said they do not need to put a warning sign up of a possible towing away of ones car. So the sign warning of a chf 200 fine was totally misleading as usual. I should be used to this type of communication by now.
Obviously signs are completely wasted on you.
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