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Old 09.08.2019, 14:24
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In the Swiss/German sense?

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No, the Thai sense.
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Old 09.08.2019, 14:33
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Considering that most likely happened in Glarus and knowing there is a federal court case about an similar event on the Urnerboden (technically Uri) I am not surprised the police charged the young driver which pulled out into your car, specially as she hit you on the rear side.

The only and real non satisfying part of the story is that the Mr. Dogooder left the scene before the police arrived. I wish they could charge him with leaving the scene of an accident w/o police approval. But, as luckily nobody was hurt, this is AFAIK not possible. Real wanker of a performance artist, wasting everybody's including the police's time (whole ordeal could have been dealt with in less than 15 minutes) and not being present for the big reveal how epically wrong he was with his initial judgment.

Indeed poor girl. If she gets a driving ban her driving license probation period will get extended by a year. If there is another ban within probation period she will lose it for good and has to start from scratch after a mandatory one year waiting time.
her own fault for not checking/signalling before over-taking and then calling the police.
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Old 09.08.2019, 14:37
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Ah yes, you're only here for 10 years...
Often in such situations it‘s best to speak only English! Despite car and licence plate, you will find they try to speak to you in English and feel as a guest in their country they should be nice to you...
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Old 09.08.2019, 14:39
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Re: A huge thanks to that dogooder this morning

I get roadragey when i havent had my morning coffee..
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sorry.
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Old 09.08.2019, 15:26
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Often in such situations it‘s best to speak only English! Despite car and licence plate, you will find they try to speak to you in English and feel as a guest in their country they should be nice to you...
the police where as nice as pie, can't blame the family for being on the girls side, its a shame they allowed themselves be wound up and talked into something by a total bell end, if only they had taken a couple of minutes to calm down and look at where the damage was and just how little there was, and maybe question why doggooder was being so 'helpful'

I'm sure he's giving it the big I am at work, so proud of his mornings work
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Old 09.08.2019, 15:34
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the police where as nice as pie, can't blame the family for being on the girls side, its a shame they allowed themselves be wound up and talked into something by a total bell end, if only they had taken a couple of minutes to calm down and look at where the damage was and just how little there was, and maybe question why doggooder was being so 'helpful'

I'm sure he's giving it the big I am at work, so proud of his mornings work



Go get a cold beer or ten and chill....
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Old 09.08.2019, 16:12
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the police where as nice as pie, can't blame the family for being on the girls side, its a shame they allowed themselves be wound up and talked into something by a total bell end, if only they had taken a couple of minutes to calm down and look at where the damage was and just how little there was, and maybe question why doggooder was being so 'helpful'

I'm sure he's giving it the big I am at work, so proud of his mornings work
You can actually look up people's names with the license plate of said do-gooder...
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Old 09.08.2019, 16:19
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You can actually look up people's names with the license plate of said do-gooder...
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Old 09.08.2019, 16:27
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Re: A huge thanks to that dogooder this morning

I found that people in general in both CH and DE really don't like being overtaken on national roads. Be it tractors, driving below the speed limit, driving erratically, in 90% of the cases I overtake such drivers I get one of the following:
- finger
- flashes (either from the overtaken driver or from an oncoming car WAY WAY up in the distance)
- various handwaving gestures
- discussions with their passengers pointing at me and shaking their head
- (strangely) no honking ever

To be clear, when overtaking I drive the speed limit as much as possible (maybe +5km/h max) and in no way endager oncoming traffic. I have a dashcam so in case of anything I'd self-incriminate, so I'm careful that way. Still, overtaking seems to much to handle for most people, even though they are actually not inconvenienced in any (perceivable) way.
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Old 09.08.2019, 17:18
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I found that people in general in both CH and DE really don't like being overtaken on national roads. Be it tractors, driving below the speed limit, driving erratically, in 90% of the cases I overtake such drivers I get one of the following:
- finger
- flashes (either from the overtaken driver or from an oncoming car WAY WAY up in the distance)
- various handwaving gestures
- discussions with their passengers pointing at me and shaking their head
- (strangely) no honking ever

To be clear, when overtaking I drive the speed limit as much as possible (maybe +5km/h max) and in no way endager oncoming traffic. I have a dashcam so in case of anything I'd self-incriminate, so I'm careful that way. Still, overtaking seems to much to handle for most people, even though they are actually not inconvenienced in any (perceivable) way.
Maybe it's your car. Tractor drivers know they'll be overtaken on a continuous basis. Unfortunately, there are some farmers who enjoy enticing their following brood of cars by refusing to pull over despite causing heavy traffic congestion. You can be sure those are the ones who are die-hard SVP supporters.
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Old 09.08.2019, 18:10
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I get roadragey when i havent had my morning coffee..
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sorry.
Sorry, your post made me think of this and I couldn't resist...

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Old 09.08.2019, 19:25
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you know who you are, stopping at an accident so you can scream at me for daring to over take you, then winding up the people in the car that pulled into me, going off on one about bikes??? (we where all in cars). Ranting at the family and persuading them to call the police, well done, you didn't like being overtaken, big deal, in your rage you now have got that girl a dangerous driving charge for what amounted to paint damage, her scraping the back corner of my car should have given it away.

This after I'd already agreed it was my fault, if you guys really want to drive at walking pace behind tractors don't be surprised when someone overtakes you.

The police confirmed there was absolutely no reason for them to have been called, but since they where ....

But I bet you drove away with a huge smile on your face thinking you'd screwed me over (maybe you'd like to pay her fine?)
Wow!! Is it somebody from EF!!!???
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Old 09.08.2019, 19:39
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Re: A huge thanks to that dogooder this morning

Yea. People cant really drive anymore.
And passing seems to be one of the hardest for them to master.
Once driving back from Interlaken over the Brünig pass I was stuck behind a car and a very slow bus. Clearly the car in front was never going to pass, following about 10 meters behind the bus, so I passed them both in one shot and left the traffic behind.
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Old 09.08.2019, 20:02
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Wow!! Is it somebody from EF!!!???
DB or one of the other Glarone.

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Old 09.08.2019, 21:04
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Yea. People cant really drive anymore.
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Clearly the car in front was never going to pass, following about 10 meters behind the bus, so I passed them both in one shot and left the traffic behind.
Except you of course. Funny that...
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Old 09.08.2019, 21:25
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Except you of course. Funny that...
Actually! I think the problem is that one never really gets the chance to practice passing here much. Except, Perhaps up in the alps where there's less traffic. But even then a lot of cars are just too heavy and underpowered these days. In my case having learned to drive in the states, passing was just a normal day to day activity. With time one simply learnes how to judge when to pass.
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In my case having learned to drive in the states, passing was just a normal day to day activity. With time one simply learnes how to judge when to pass.
I take it you are originally not from California
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Old 09.08.2019, 22:29
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I take it you are originally not from California
That's right! But I've been there.
You thinking of LA?
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That's right! But I've been there.
You thinking of LA?
LA and southern California in general. The driving style down here is rather "unique"
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Old 10.08.2019, 10:26
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LA and southern California in general. The driving style down here is rather "unique"
Yeh! Know what you mean:
https://youtu.be/anCzxM5y7SI

However!
Have always noticed how mellow Cal drivers are compared to Easterners.
Especially towards pedestrians.
At least it always seemed that way to me.
Like cool man. Right on! Can dig it! Smoke a joint?
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