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Caught driving in a neighbours only restricted area

There's some ongoing road renewing in our village and driving to the recycling area means you need to stop at a mobile traffic light, one of those that gives alternate pass. Obviously you always find it in red.
For the first time, on the way back home, to avoid the traffic light, i decided to take a short cut and drive through a restricted area for 'Zubringerdienst only'.
In the middle of the street there was a guy standing up there writing in a piece of paper the car plates of the cars passing by.
I know I did wrong, but I have some questions,..
Can a normal guy just pass the info to the police?
What could the penalty be?
Doesn't old Swiss people have better things to do on a Saturday morning?
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Old 27.03.2021, 14:10
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Doesn't old Swiss people have not a better thing to do on a Saturday morning?

Why should anyone on a private road have to put up with you disturbing their peace on a Sunday morning, just because you could not be arsed to obey the rules?
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Why should anyone on a private road have to put up with you disturbing their peace on a Sunday morning, just because you could not be arsed to obey the rules?
This doesn't answer any of my questions. It was on Saturday, not Sunday.
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You should have stopped when still being visible for the person and pretended that you put something in the letter box of a house. That would have made it a Zubringerdienst.
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Re: Caught driving in a neighbours only restricted area

Not sure a "normal guy" can pass the info to the police (it's his word against yours, after all). However: many residential areas now have cameras as well.

It is possible that the guy could go to the police, tell them x cars go through the area per day. This would probably prompt the police to install some security cameras or do some regular checks.

Back in the day (15 years or so), you got 100 chf for driving through a restricted area.
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Old 27.03.2021, 14:33
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Not sure a "normal guy" can pass the info to the police .
They can, and do.

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Not sure a "normal guy" can pass the info to the police (it's his word against yours, after all).
If you go on to a private road of course the people there can complain about you. They own the road, they pay for it’s maintenance and are charged by the community for any services the community provided in respect of the road. You won’t go wandering into their garden or home just because you felt like it, so would you think their private road is any different?
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Re: Caught driving in a neighbours only restricted area

If it's a private person then I don't suppose the police would want anything to do with it, since it would just be your word against theirs.

If it was the police, they would most likely have stopped you and asked where you were going.

I agree with the others though - please don't do this.
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You should have stopped when still being visible for the person and pretended that you put something in the letter box of a house. That would have made it a Zubringerdienst.
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There's some ongoing road renewing in our village and driving to the recycling area means you need to stop at a mobile traffic light, one of those that gives alternate pass. Obviously you always find it in red.
For the first time, on the way back home, to avoid the traffic light, i decided to take a short cut and drive through a restricted area for 'Zubringerdienst only'.
In the middle of the street there was a guy standing up there writing in a piece of paper the car plates of the cars passing by.
I know I did wrong, but I have some questions,..
Can a normal guy just pass the info to the police?
What could the penalty be?
Doesn't old Swiss people have better things to do on a Saturday morning?
Cheers,
Daniel
This happened to me in Basel (ZH reg car), the police flagged me into a white box parking space as it was at the time. They did their checks then asked where I was going. I pointed them to the house, about 3 doors away & got out of the car. He said you can't park there? I said why not it's an ordinary parking place which has not been marked no parking. The Police called it a day & went somewhere else
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There's some ongoing road renewing in our village and driving to the recycling area means you need to stop at a mobile traffic light, one of those that gives alternate pass. Obviously you always find it in red.
It does change to green, otherwise it would be broken, which I suspect is not the case.

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For the first time, on the way back home, to avoid the traffic light, i decided to take a short cut and drive through a restricted area for 'Zubringerdienst only'.
Bad idea....

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In the middle of the street there was a guy standing up there writing in a piece of paper the car plates of the cars passing by.
You are probably not the first person to do this. Maybe he is fed up.

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I know I did wrong, but I have some questions,..
Can a normal guy just pass the info to the police?
What could the penalty be?
Doesn't old Swiss people have better things to do on a Saturday morning?
Cheers,
Daniel
The better question to ask is why can't people your age just obey the temporary traffic light. What's the big hurry?

At the nearby park, they have installed signs which illustrate that horses are not allowed on the paths. Last week as I was walking the dog along the road a rider on a horse was just exiting the park, she was waiting to cross the road and the "no horses" sign was literally right next to her. Why is it so hard to obey signs and respect the rules?
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Re: Caught driving in a neighbours only restricted area

Oh no. How dare they make a journey five minutes longer. Of course you should go down a road specifically marked as to only be used by resident and deliveries. How could you think otherwise?
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Oh no. How dare they make a journey five minutes longer. Of course you should go down a road specifically marked as to only be used by resident and deliveries. How could you think otherwise?
I believe in anarchism. I am responsible enough to tell, by myself, right from wrong.
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I believe in anarchism. I am responsible enough to tell, by myself, right from wrong.
Apparently, you are making mistakes from time to time (as we all do).

Also, anarchism is about rejecting involuntary forms of hierarchy, not about rejecting rights of other people (who are all considered equal). Rejection of private rights for the private domain benefits (including the rights for a private road vs the rights of universal passage) is a property of communism, Libertarian Marxism or anti-capitalism and in some parts belong to different branches of socialism, but not to anarchism.
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I believe in anarchism. I am responsible enough to tell, by myself, right from wrong.
No you're not.

As demonstrated by this thread.

What you do demonstrate here is a complete disregard of others.
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I believe in anarchism. I am responsible enough to tell, by myself, right from wrong.
Yes, you admitted in the first post that what you did was wrong.

So why the big song and dance about it?
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