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Old 01.03.2018, 10:42
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a man revved his engine, accelerated and tried to run me over at the traffic lights to prove a point that I was crossing the street too late. the idiot skidded and almost crashed. TIS
There's a scary amount of people on the roads today who don't seem to have winter tyres on. I watched a delivery van try to get away from traffic lights with zero traction earlier, and another car with locked wheels sailing through a junction.

Don't take chances, people - stay alert out there!
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I am in the process of requesting documents from several countries, and have found that most services can be classified as:

1. Expensive and efficient
2. Expensive and inefficient
3. Inexpensive and inefficient

Switzerland falls into category 1. The US falls into category 2. UK falls into category 3. There is no mythical category 4 of 'inexpensive and efficient.'
Greece category:
expensive and good f*ing luck
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Old 01.03.2018, 12:12
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There's a scary amount of people on the roads today who don't seem to have winter tyres on. I watched a delivery van try to get away from traffic lights with zero traction earlier, and another car with locked wheels sailing through a junction.

Don't take chances, people - stay alert out there!
They better have good insurances

Also, i tough it was mandatory to have winter tyres on winter...
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They better have good insurances

Also, i tough it was mandatory to have winter tyres on winter...
I think that their insurance will be invalid no matter how good if you don't have winter tyres in the snow (or even not snow, but winter)
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I think that their insurance will be invalid no matter how good if you don't have winter tyres in the snow (or even not snow, but winter)
winter tires are not mandatory: https://www.ch.ch/de/sind-winterpneus-obligatorisch/
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Correct. They are in Germany (for example), but not in Switzerland.

However, as pointed out, you may be financially and legally liable for any consequences of an accident if you don't have winter tyres fitted (i.e. if you are not prepared for the prevailing conditions).

That link again, in English.

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Old 01.03.2018, 14:05
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i tough it was mandatory to have winter tyres on winter...
It's not.

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Old 01.03.2018, 14:06
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I think that their insurance will be invalid no matter how good if you don't have winter tyres in the snow (or even not snow, but winter)
Nope.

But they may have to pay some part of the damages.

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Old 01.03.2018, 14:08
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Corrct. They are in Germany (for example), but not in Switzerland.
Parts of Italy as well, though the Italian law is that you must have winter tires or 'chains on board' (i.e. in a box in the car).

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Correct. They are in Germany (for example), but not in Switzerland.

However, as pointed out, you may be financially and legally liable for any consequences of an accident if you don't have winter tyres fitted (i.e. if you are not prepared for the prevailing conditions).

That link again, in English.
Indeed, the car is not very roadworthy if the tires can not grip.
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Old 01.03.2018, 14:39
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Parts of Italy as well, though the Italian law is that you must have winter tires mounted or 'chains on board' (i.e. in a box in the car).

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They better have good insurances

Also, i tough it was mandatory to have winter tyres on winter...
Again, your choice - you bear the consequences.
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Again, your choice - you bear the consequences.
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But I have winter tyres on the car, and even having it, with this snow i wont even use the car
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But I have winter tyres on the car, and even having it, with this snow i wont even use the car
Wuss. Just being a little more proactive, avoiding sudden braking or other manoeuvres, is all it takes to make winter driving on snow tyres perfectly simple. It's called "not being a twat".

Having said that, my low-slung 4x4 Passat R36 and my wife's equally low Audi TT really aren't ideal now we're living at 1400m with significant amounts of snow, so I'm adding a more suitable vehicle in the form of a 2002 Landrover Defender 110, which arrives on Tuesday.

It also has the advantage of 9 seats and loads of luggage space for when our B&B operation gets up and running. Taking a few people over to ski from one of the Chatel lift stations will be a doddle - just chuck the skis on the roof rack and off we go.
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But I have winter tyres on the car, and even having it, with this snow i wont even use the car
Wuss was the first word that crossed my mind too

Well, martin, you chose Switzerland. Now you are here. You shall stay here until you learnt to drive on snow!
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Wuss was the first word that crossed my mind too

Well, martin, you chose Switzerland. Now you are here. You shall stay here until you learnt to drive on snow!
The Swiss lady who lives in Luzerne and works a few doors away from me commutes by car most days from Luzerne (ca. 80Km) and chose to drive here today in her Ferrari instead of the huge Mercedes 4 wheel drive SUV she you usually uses.
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The Swiss lady who lives in Luzerne and works a few doors away from me commutes by car most days from Luzerne (ca. 80Km) and chose to drive here today in her Ferrari instead of the huge Mercedes 4 wheel drive SUV she you usually uses.
She wanted to be closer to the ground right from the start?
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The Swiss lady who lives in Luzerne and works a few doors away from me commutes by car most days from Luzerne (ca. 80Km) and chose to drive here today in her Ferrari instead of the huge Mercedes 4 wheel drive SUV she you usually uses.
Her Ferrari may well have all-wheel drive too.
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AWD is nice to have, but any car with decent tires and a locking rear diff should be fine.
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But I have winter tyres on the car, and even having it, with this snow i wont even use the car
Driving in snow is fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQqsZoXbYWc



one more: http://agirlsguidetocars.com/driving...not-get-stuck/
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