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I think it got trapped between the gritted teeth...
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Re: Random thoughts on driving in Switzerland

Cool rant!

I've got visions of 2 million foreigners driving around Switzerland, all pointing the finger at each other's crap driving and wondering why the Swiss are such terrible drivers.
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Feel free to share your own thoughts!
Thanks for taking time to write this. I stumbled upon this whilst procrastinating at work and it is just what I needed to get my moods in a better spirit! Kudos to you and ?? To those who take the author’s words literally.
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Re: Random thoughts on driving in Switzerland

Driving here is great. Merging onto highways is annoying, slow pokes in the fast left lanes and people driving a couple inches behind you, too. But otherwise, it is defensive and reasonable. And there are actual roads, unlike some areas I've been.

The best is, one doesn't need a car here.

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Merging onto highways is annoying, slow pokes in the fast left lanes and people driving a couple inches behind you, too.
It is called overtaking lane(s). No one, regardless however fast should drive too long on them.

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And there are actual roads, unlike some areas I've been.
Has its joy too (however not as much for the local population).
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It is called overtaking lane(s). No one, regardless however fast should drive too long on them.
Exactly.

I guess some people here like to live on the edge.

Now I gotta get rid off the Aerosmith tune in my head.


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Joy? I think so. Makes me want to watch Bear Grylls, though. En cas où.
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Clearly, most of you missed the tongue in cheek nature of this article. I do quite well driving in Switzerland. The point was to look at the nuances and differences in a fun way.
Sounds like you haven't really experienced the true fun of swiss driving, you're only to the half way point at best...

Having driven here many years after learning to drive under similar circumstances, the true Swiss driving test is the switchback mountain passes. Bonus if done under snowy conditions. Mastering acceleration through the turns on the way up and not burning out your breaks on the way down. You fail if you have a trail of cars behind you more than one.

All the lowlanders fail,e.g. dutch, UK, DE. French pass, unless from Paris. And the Italians, you don't want to know...
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Sounds like you haven't really experienced the true fun of swiss driving, you're only to the half way point at best...

Having driven here many years after learning to drive under similar circumstances, the true Swiss driving test is the switchback mountain passes. Bonus if done under snowy conditions. Mastering acceleration through the turns on the way up and not burning out your breaks on the way down. You fail if you have a trail of cars behind you more than one.

All the lowlanders fail,e.g. dutch, UK, DE. French pass, unless from Paris. And the Italians, you don't want to know...
Does the UK qualify as lowland?

Might not hit the same altitudes as the Swiss Alps but there are some lumpy bits up in Scotland and running the length and breadth of England and Wales which require a modicum of road-handling skill on inclines.
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En cas où.
‘Au cas où’ or ‘en cas de’?

You seem to have combined the two.
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Does the UK qualify as lowland?

Might not hit the same altitudes as the Swiss Alps but there are some lumpy bits up in Scotland and running the length and breadth of England and Wales which require a modicum of road-handling skill on inclines.
Not to mention getting east to west (or vice versa) across the middle.
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Having driven here many years after learning to drive under similar circumstances, the true Swiss driving test is the switchback mountain passes. Bonus if done under snowy conditions. .
Extra bonus points if you keep calm even with the GR-plated Subaru which keep close distance behind you, driven by an 80-something year old granny.
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Extra bonus points if you keep calm even with the GR-plated Subaru which keep close distance behind you, driven by an 80-something year old granny.
She’s probably worried about her legacy.
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