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Old 03.05.2012, 13:53
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Re: C'mon..what is it about an AG plate?

I drive over 100kms everyday and mostly in AG. I actually find that the SZ plates are the worst drivers. But perhaps it is a "per capita" thing--where there are as many awful AG drivers, but I see 10 times more AG plates so my brain doesn't register it the same way...

I have also driven on "both sides" of the country and find drivers on the Swiss-German side (in general) much much more rude than drivers on the Swiss-French side.
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Old 03.05.2012, 17:29
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Re: C'mon..what is it about an AG plate?

St. Gallen drivers are the worst in my experience. Consistently bad.
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Does anyone know why AG plated drivers are considered to be so bad drivers?
Because we are consistently crap, but oh so lovable .

Our favorite trick is overtaking on the autobahn and never get back to the right lane. Every one knows that's for sissies.

P.S. Am I the only one who hates people who overstay their welcome on the left lane?
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Old 03.05.2012, 18:15
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Re: C'mon..what is it about an AG plate?

Another reason is also because Aargauers are very fond of tuning, racing and generally being pricks on the road. They're almost as bad as expat wives with SUVs, and they are bad.
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Old 03.05.2012, 19:47
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Re: C'mon..what is it about an AG plate?

There were some statistics about this in the 20 Minuten a few weeks ago, I remember reading it on the train to work. It seems that LU drivers are "officially" the most dangerous in Switzerland. AG didn't even make it into the top five.

Are there any other number plate abbreviation transformations in common use, along the lines of AG = Achtung Gefahr and ZG = Zuviel Geld?
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Old 03.05.2012, 20:04
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Re: C'mon..what is it about an AG plate?

It's all BS at least you don't have VD :-) It's like saying only blondes who dye their hair brunette drive with AI plates ;-)

I also have an AG plate, which means I can drive how I like and the Aargauers get the blame :-)
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Old 03.05.2012, 20:36
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Re: C'mon..what is it about an AG plate?

Well, if you get a Bern plate BE, you are going to be called "slow"
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Re: C'mon..what is it about an AG plate?

When I first started driving here, I asked my OH...
"Why is the guy in front driving so bizarrely?"
To which he casually replied,
"He's from Soleure (Solothurn)..."
And 2 years later, absolutely true. They just have no idea how to drive!
"Whenever driving behind a SO plate, stay well back - they just do not know how to drive."
So funny this regional 'racism' can't think of a better word!
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Old 04.05.2012, 08:24
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Re: C'mon..what is it about an AG plate?

VD is for GE people the same as AG for ZH: The country bumpkins. Rule of thumb is that they do not know their way around in the city and speed on country roads. I believe that this stereotype has a true core because when I lived in the city, I used my car much less and therefore drove slower and more carefully - but not necessarily safer... so people who commute from AG or SZ into Zurich do on average drive a lot more and then feel more comfortable with pushing their car to the limits. Because they spend so much time on the road are they probable the more aggressive drivers... and if you are some insecure person driving around do pushy cars tailgating irritate you much more than if you are one of those AG commuters yourself where you experience idiots on the highway on a daily basis.

That LU is leading in accident statistics is a completely other topic called topography: You will always have the most accidents where the roads are the most dangerous. AG is a relatively flat wasteland between BS and ZH where nobody wants to stop if thy don't have to. That's why they speed in the first place.
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Old 04.05.2012, 09:29
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Re: C'mon..what is it about an AG plate?

I'm from Basel and I can confirm that the reputation of AG drivers is well deserved.
I commute to ZH every day through 'bandit country' (AG) and most of my near death experiences have happened as a result of reckless AG drivers. Things like undertaking, pulling across three lanes of traffic, dodging queues of cars to exit the highway and then cutting in at the last second, hogging the overtaking lane at 121 km/h etc.. etc.. scum
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Old 04.05.2012, 09:54
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Re: C'mon..what is it about an AG plate?

One of the first things I learned after moving here is to be cautious of cars with AG plates. True enough, it has lived up to its reputation. For some reason, most cars with AG plates are just reckless...
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