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Old 25.08.2010, 16:20
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Re: Prison for Parking infringement??

Can you pick your day for the time in the nick? If so then it might be better to go for a day on a wet Sunday and save the CHF140 - presuming that this doesn't equate to a criminal record.
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Old 25.08.2010, 17:04
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Re: Prison for Parking infringement??

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blame these damn smart car drivers..they drive around creating smart car sized parking places..then us regular sized car drivers dont fit!!
Should have driven over it...

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Old 25.08.2010, 17:10
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Free board and lodging in Switzerland that has got to be first, will get you away from the other half!
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Re: Prison for Parking infringement??

Just pay the fine for doing the crime. You are right however, the Swiss authorities do have a real sense of the dramatic / draconian. Owing to a cock-up on the part of my insurance company, I ended up receiving a letter from the local police along the lines of."

Mr Farrington

Your insurer has informed us that you have been driving uninsured since ##.##.##. Please provide us with proof of insurance in the form of a cover note within 10 days or we will:
1. Take your car away, and send it multiple times through our compactor until it is the size of a Rubik's cube.
2. Fine you, and then jail you for an indeterminite period of our choosing.
3. Cast you unto the eternal fires of Hell, where there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Yrs. etc

Your friendly local Polizei

(o.k., I made point 3. up, but I suspect that this is ommitted purely on technical / procedural grounds, not from a lack of will on their behalf.)

Upon ringing the insurer whilst simultaneously having a heart attack, a cheery voice replied that this letter was absolutely nothing to worry about, no, they always went directly to the police before informing their clients of a problem, and would I like to spend a few minutes answering some questions for a survey.

Schweizergobbenschmacken

Jim
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