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Old 27.10.2009, 22:05
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Man! this aint no steering wheel. It's used to accelerate and decelerate the tram. Accelerator and brake pedal in one.
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Old 27.10.2009, 22:13
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Interesting.

I'm new to Switzerland and this one has been bugging me since I got here --

Why do the trams (at least in Zurich) have steering wheels?
It is not a steering wheel. It is the speed control. Turned clockwise, the tram runs faster, and vice versa.
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It is not a steering wheel. It is the speed control. Turned clockwise, the tram runs faster, and vice versa.
its vice versa
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Man! this aint no steering wheel. It's used to accelerate and decelerate the tram. Accelerator and brake pedal in one.
Thanks! I figured it had to be something other than decorative!
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Re: ticking trams...

... It's actually an emergency device so that Swiss tram drivers can suddenly "veer to the side" abnd "cause an accident" if they see a non- Swiss doing something illegal at the side of the road, such as :

- putting their rubbish in a public bin
- using someone else's washing hours
- not having the correct documentation in place
- hanging out their washing on a sunday
- beating a carpet on a thursday
- trying to get anything done

that way, they keep the wanton immigrant minorities in check and have deniability for the population control.

Sigh, maybe I've been here too long ...
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... It's actually an emergency device so that Swiss tram drivers can suddenly "veer to the side" abnd "cause an accident" if they see a non- Swiss doing something illegal at the side of the road, such as :

- putting their rubbish in a public bin
- using someone else's washing hours
- not having the correct documentation in place
- hanging out their washing on a sunday
- beating a carpet on a thursday
- trying to get anything done

that way, they keep the wanton immigrant minorities in check and have deniability for the population control.

Sigh, maybe I've been here too long ...
The incredible qualities of Swiss public transport.

Maybe Zurich Transport should expand their slogan "ich bin auch ein ..." to include punisher.
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Old 28.10.2009, 11:08
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Classic ! *lol*
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