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Tailgated at exit from Hornbach by Swiss

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I was leaving Hornbach parking and noticed a car on my right trying to squeeze in. I stayed in my lane as I proceed to an exit gate.

Next second when the put a ticket and barrier opened that guy (male in his 60ies roughly) tailgated me through the barrier.

Parking costs 0.5chf for 1hr

Dodgy Swiss had ZH xxx or xxx number plate and drove a grey Mercedes Benz hatchback.

Is there online DB where I can lookup his plate and report to Horbanch? Surely they must have CCTV there.

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Hi

I was leaving Hornbach parking and noticed a car on my right trying to squeeze in. I stayed in my lane as I proceed to an exit gate.

Next second when the put a ticket and barrier opened that guy (male in his 60ies roughly) tailgated me through the barrier.

Parking costs 0.5chf for 1hr

Dodgy Swiss had ZH xxxx or xxxx number plate and drove a grey Mercedes Benz hatchback.

Is there online DB where I can lookup his plate and report to Horbanch? Surely they must have CCTV there.
Priority from the right also applies in parking lots... maybe this was the trigger.

This is the database, https://www.viacar.ch/eindex/login.aspx?kanton=zh
If you have lots of time, then go ahead and report.

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Re: Tailgated at exit from Hornbach by Swiss

How do you know it was a Swiss? (and is this relevant at all, as it seems to be a non-issue anyway)
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Re: Tailgated at exit from Hornbach by Swiss

How do you know he was Swiss? Did he have it tattooed on his forehead?
And what difference does the nationality make anyway?

ETA. K&E beat me to it.
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At first I thought you were chased by an airplane
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Re: Tailgated at exit from Hornbach by Swiss

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Hi

I was leaving Hornbach parking and noticed a car on my right trying to squeeze in. I stayed in my lane as I proceed to an exit gate.

Next second when the put a ticket and barrier opened that guy (male in his 60ies roughly) tailgated me through the barrier.

Parking costs 0.5chf for 1hr

Dodgy Swiss had ZH xxx or xxxx number plate and drove a grey Mercedes Benz hatchback.

Is there online DB where I can lookup his plate and report to Horbanch? Surely they must have CCTV there.
Sure the guy cheated, but is it worth the bother trying to pursue the matter?

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Priority from the right also applies in parking lots... maybe this was the trigger.

This is the database, https://www.viacar.ch/eindex/login.aspx?kanton=zh
If you have lots of time, then go ahead and report.
It didnt apply in that case as he just cut the parking spots diagonally while I was following a single road that is there that takes you out.

I think he did cut it like that just to be on time behind me before I put a ticket into the gate machine.
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Sure the guy cheated, but is it worth the bother trying to pursue the matter?
It was really annoying as he could easily bump into me. Surely his plate cost lots of moneys, why brake the rules by not paying 0.5chf?
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Sure the guy cheated, but is it worth the bother trying to pursue the matter?
Pursuing something this trivial is all part of the training to become Swiss oneself.
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Pursuing something this trivial is all part of the training to become Swiss oneself.
Yes, OP is adapting quite nicely to the country he loves so much.
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Old 23.09.2021, 19:20
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How do you know it was a Swiss? (and is this relevant at all, as it seems to be a non-issue anyway)
Wasn't that car stolen recently by some dodgy unregister Brit?
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How do you know it was a Swiss? (and is this relevant at all, as it seems to be a non-issue anyway)
white male in his 60s in expensive family Mercedez Benz car with ZH Xxx number plate ?

146% swiss

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Re: Tailgated at exit from Hornbach by Swiss

Maybe he left the car there for one month, or he had no coins and no credit cards, only 1000 chf notes, who knows?
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Maybe he left the car there for one month, or he had no coins and no credit cards, only 1000 chf notes, who knows?
All we know is that he outwitted Otec.
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146% swiss
Nah. Checked out his address using the link. No way someone wealthy lives there.

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All we know is that he outwitted Otec.
He did indeed as I've lost any sense of vigilance since moving here. I assume everyone out there behave and follow the rules, hence didn't look into a rear mirror and realized he is tailgating too late.

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Hi

I was leaving Hornbach parking and noticed a car on my right trying to squeeze in. I stayed in my lane as I proceed to an exit gate.

Next second when the put a ticket and barrier opened that guy (male in his 60ies roughly) tailgated me through the barrier.

Parking costs 0.5chf for 1hr

Dodgy Swiss had ZH xxxx or xxxxx number plate and drove a grey Mercedes Benz hatchback.

Is there online DB where I can lookup his plate and report to Horbanch? Surely they must have CCTV there.
I know is annoying and I totally understand your feeling.

But if there was no harm or damage done, I would leave this to the Karma Bitch.

And yes, I know why you mention the Car and Plate. In my short Time here I already got to know some Fancy Shmency Types (I am afraid to write who they were so Members here will not jump on me) doing things especially on the Road I would never expect to see here.

Please leave the TELLING about people to the Swiss, apparently it is a Sport or a Hobby here, dont go into their Territory.

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Re: Tailgated at exit from Hornbach by Swiss

I love OPs problems, so trivial. Enviable.
I'd laugh if someone pulled that stunt on my parking-ticket-fee.
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He did indeed as I lost any sense of vigilance since moving here. I assume everyone out there behave and follow rules, hence didn't look into a rear mirror and realized he is tailgating too late.
hahaha, an attitude of respect of the rules does not fix dozens of problems like being tired, bad eyesight, driving under the influence of legal drugs, etc.
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Good to know in case the ticket gets lost.
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