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Old 21.06.2012, 23:25
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Re: Lights on when driving in Switzerland?

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Here, most people pass and then return to the travel lane. In fact, I've only encountered one driver so far who seemed to be intentionally blocking the passing lane.
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Flashing to overtake is considered rude in most of Europe. In the UK it's only for cocks in desperate need to be on the receiving end of a road rage incident.
You're in Lausanne and you've only come across one driver who seemed to be blocking the passing lane? Where are you driving? Vaud drivers are the worst drivers in Switzerland, constantly tailgating and getting agitated if you don't get out of their way on the motorways fast enough.

Flashing might be considered rude, but it's normal practice in France if you don't clear the way for the guy behind you to come flying past at well over the speed limit. Swiss are getting bad at it too. Crazy thing is when it's two solid lanes of traffic what the hell do they expect you to do? Push the car next to you off the road so they can get by?

Good lane discipline and courtesy to other drivers is a dying art and I wish the police would do more about it instead of going on about speed being the only problem all the time. It's not. Bring back 5-year licence renewals with driving tests is what I say. At least then these problems would be picked up and dealt with before someone causes an accident.
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Re: Lights on when driving in Switzerland?

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- warn of speed cameras/police ahead
Yes, this is indeed very legal
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Old 22.06.2012, 00:10
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Fairly standard on the German motorways... IME
Maybe only the foregners do it? You can be prosecuted for threatening behaviour and receive a criminal record.
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Old 27.06.2012, 16:33
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I can't speak for all of CT, but I can certainly confirm that drivers in much of Fairfield County leave much to be desired. This is especially true of many drivers driving to and from NY through north of New Haven.
Having been back in CT (on vacation) since Friday, I must say that the driving has become atrocious!

Can wait to get back to the land of good, polite driving (Switzerland)!

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Re: Lights on when driving in Switzerland?

We have just imported a car and were advised to keep lights on auto at all times (think it was advisory rather than law!)
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Old 28.06.2012, 08:14
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Re: Lights on when driving in Switzerland?

Auto just means headlights will come on automatically when entering tunnels, underground car parks, night-time or bad light, etc. It's a convenience thing only as it saves you having to do it manually.
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