Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Transportation/driving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03.09.2015, 19:23
dau dau is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Zug
Posts: 31
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
dau has no particular reputation at present
People parking in my parking place in Zug

It happens more often than not, arriving home and finding that someone has taken my parking place.
I usually leave notes, and raise wipers, fold mirrors, but apparently people just think it's OK to park on a parking place with a huge PRIVAT sign.

What can I do? I know that calling the police is not an option, but are there private towing company I could rely on?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03.09.2015, 19:56
Sbrinz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 11,515
Groaned at 572 Times in 364 Posts
Thanked 11,159 Times in 5,725 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Put a chain across the parking space, put a lockable post in the ground? Put nails under the tyres? How far do you want to go? Read the Forum?
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Sbrinz for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 03.09.2015, 19:58
dau dau is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Zug
Posts: 31
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
dau has no particular reputation at present
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

can't really put a chain, it's between two other parking spots. A post in the ground would be useful, do you know where could I buy one?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03.09.2015, 20:02
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 5,146
Groaned at 176 Times in 140 Posts
Thanked 10,836 Times in 3,597 Posts
k_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Take a picture and send the person a 470 CHF parking bill.
The person will at least be very annoyed.
Best case: you get some extra cash.




According to some posts on this forum, the method is pretty successful.
Reply With Quote
The following 6 users would like to thank k_and_e for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 03.09.2015, 20:18
dau dau is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Zug
Posts: 31
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
dau has no particular reputation at present
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

how can I know who owns the car though? This one today has Aargau licence plates. is there a public database that I can look up?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03.09.2015, 20:20
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 20,426
Groaned at 420 Times in 316 Posts
Thanked 23,405 Times in 10,596 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Make friends with the old (later edit) 'dears' (they will both deal with wrong parkers) who live above the parking places. This is what we did in the UK, as the same thing kept happening. He will bite the head off anyone who gets anywhere near our parking space- and we bring him Swiss chocolate and champagne everytime we go visit

Last edited by Odile; 04.09.2015 at 10:41.
Reply With Quote
The following 7 users would like to thank Odile for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 03.09.2015, 20:30
moggy's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Thurgau (& London, UK)
Posts: 1,496
Groaned at 10 Times in 9 Posts
Thanked 776 Times in 517 Posts
moggy has a reputation beyond reputemoggy has a reputation beyond reputemoggy has a reputation beyond reputemoggy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Quote:
View Post
can't really put a chain, it's between two other parking spots. A post in the ground would be useful, do you know where could I buy one?
see no 43 & 52



Private Parking space is blocked

Last edited by moggy; 03.09.2015 at 20:45. Reason: bad link
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03.09.2015, 20:31
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: here
Posts: 3,528
Groaned at 50 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 3,545 Times in 1,803 Posts
glowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Quote:
View Post
Make friends with the old bat who lives above the parking places. This is what we did in the UK, as the same thing kept happening. He will bite the head off anyone who gets anywhere near our parking space- and we bring him Swiss chocolate and champagne everytime we go visit
Did I miss something?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03.09.2015, 20:33
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 20,426
Groaned at 420 Times in 316 Posts
Thanked 23,405 Times in 10,596 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

this is at our flat in the UK, which we still have and visit often
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03.09.2015, 20:35
Sbrinz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 11,515
Groaned at 572 Times in 364 Posts
Thanked 11,159 Times in 5,725 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

You could put up one of those "towed away if you park here" signs. Buy the lockable post at a big building supplier or large DIY supply shops.

It might bring you some pleasure to remove their license plates, and put them into any Swiss Post box. Swiss Post will then send them back to the canton traffic office. It doesn't stop them parking again, and they have to go to the traffic office and get the plates back again, but maybe word will get around?

It's possible, or even likely, the bad parking person is visiting your neighbour, so you could ask them for help.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Sbrinz for this useful post:
This user groans at Sbrinz for this post:
  #11  
Old 03.09.2015, 20:36
Longbyt's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 7,806
Groaned at 59 Times in 55 Posts
Thanked 12,153 Times in 4,474 Posts
Longbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

I've never known 'old bat' used for a male before!
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Longbyt for this useful post:
  #12  
Old 03.09.2015, 20:38
dodgyken's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Democratic Republic Kenistan
Posts: 10,730
Groaned at 360 Times in 294 Posts
Thanked 19,376 Times in 7,390 Posts
dodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Remove the number plates and then drop them off at the AG STVA.

Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank dodgyken for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 03.09.2015, 20:41
JagWaugh's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 5,174
Groaned at 37 Times in 36 Posts
Thanked 9,670 Times in 3,824 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Quote:
View Post
Remove the number plates and then drop them off at the AG STVA.



Remove the plates and drive through some radar traps _really_ fast.
Reply With Quote
The following 12 users would like to thank JagWaugh for this useful post:
  #14  
Old 03.09.2015, 21:17
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 5,146
Groaned at 176 Times in 140 Posts
Thanked 10,836 Times in 3,597 Posts
k_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Quote:
View Post
Remove the plates and drive through some radar traps _really_ fast.
and put them back on the car.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank k_and_e for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 04.09.2015, 06:54
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ostschweiz
Posts: 3,997
Groaned at 128 Times in 104 Posts
Thanked 5,236 Times in 2,643 Posts
Urs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Quote:
View Post
Remove the plates and drive through some radar traps _really_ fast.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04.09.2015, 07:08
NickGB's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Zug
Posts: 398
Groaned at 4 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 450 Times in 183 Posts
NickGB has an excellent reputationNickGB has an excellent reputationNickGB has an excellent reputationNickGB has an excellent reputation
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

If you are able, park behind them and leave a note with you address. That way they have to come and see you to get their car out.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank NickGB for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 04.09.2015, 07:37
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: here
Posts: 3,528
Groaned at 50 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 3,545 Times in 1,803 Posts
glowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Quote:
View Post
If you are able, park behind them and leave a note with you address. That way they have to come and see you to get their car out.
If you want to risk being charged with coercion. source

Do NOT do this.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank glowjupiter for this useful post:
  #18  
Old 04.09.2015, 07:50
dodgyken's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Democratic Republic Kenistan
Posts: 10,730
Groaned at 360 Times in 294 Posts
Thanked 19,376 Times in 7,390 Posts
dodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Quote:
View Post
If you want to risk being charged with coercion. source

Do NOT do this.
Only if you request money for moving the car.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04.09.2015, 09:38
StirB's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1,996
Groaned at 49 Times in 42 Posts
Thanked 2,669 Times in 1,119 Posts
StirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Quote:
View Post
Only if you request money for moving the car.
Is this actually 100% true?

I think if someone parked in my space I would generally be satisfied with him having to call me and apologise, whilst I turned the air blue, and forego any fine.

Would it be legal to block him in whilst you call a tow company though?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank StirB for this useful post:
  #20  
Old 04.09.2015, 09:43
Carlos R's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Roundn'about Basel
Posts: 7,121
Groaned at 102 Times in 91 Posts
Thanked 9,717 Times in 4,091 Posts
Carlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond repute
Re: People parking in my parking place in Zug

Surely if the OP is paying for a parking place, then it is up to the landlord/letting company to help with this problem. I would write to them company to complain formally. I would include the threat to reduce rent payment for every time you are inconvenienced.

If private property, then why can't you call the police? It is trespassing.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Carlos R for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[NEED] Parking place in Zug center (Bahnhof) strangerr Property wanted 1 20.02.2014 10:04
Parking place in Baden arwenika Property offered 2 10.04.2013 17:07
Fine or penalty for parking in Boat parking space (haha) roostermike Transportation/driving 4 22.09.2010 12:42
Someone at my parking place 5AVeci Transportation/driving 25 29.08.2010 18:18
Wanted : Parking place in Zug English Beancounter Transportation/driving 1 16.11.2008 19:09


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:50.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0