Art. 50: Priority vehicles.
Vehicles improperly displaying the signals are also priority vehicles. The person, who carries these signals wrongfully, is punishable, but the road users do not have to worry about whether the use of the signals is justified or not. If the signals are used, it is automatically a priority vehicle.
Art. 51: Cattle running loose
It is forbidden to leave riding or draft animals or livestock loose on the road without supervision.
Exception: roads designated by the competent authority.
- Poultry is not livestock.
- Because the term “letting walk” was used, the owner/holder or caregiver is responsible.
Art 52: Boarding and disembarking passengers.
Drivers wishing to pass a stationary streetcar or bus on the side where passengers are boarding and alighting must give them the opportunity to do so.
This should include the situation of a roadway, a bus stop and next to it a bicycle path. The cyclist will then have to give opportunity when disembarking passengers.
Art. 53: Towing
Drivers of a motor vehicle are prohibited from towing another motor vehicle if the distance from the rear of the towing vehicle to the front of the towed vehicle exceeds five meters.
The flag between the two vehicles was dropped.
Art. 54: Special maneuvers
Drivers performing a special maneuver, such as:
- driving away;
- Drive out of an exit onto the road;
- From a road into a driveway;
- from the merge lane into the through lane;
- from the through lane into the exit lane and
- changing lanes,
must give way to other traffic.
- This rule applies to all drivers, including cyclists.
- The one, who is about to drive away, is driver (Supreme Court ruling)
Art. 55: Indicating direction
Drivers of motor vehicles and moped riders must signal with their turn signal/arm if:
- they want to drive away;
- they want to overtake other motor vehicle drivers;
- they want to enter and leave the through lane;
- they want to change lanes
as well as in all other significant lateral movements.
- Applies only to drivers of motor vehicles.
- There is no description of when the sign may/should begin and when it may/should end. This falls under driving instruction.
Article 56: Giving opportunity to bus driver.
- Within built-up areas, drivers must give drivers of a bus the opportunity to drive away from a bus stop when the driver of that bus signals his intention to drive away by giving a signal with his turn signal.
- This does not apply to the moving military column and a funeral procession of motor vehicles.
- A coach must also be given the opportunity to merge.
- The driver of a bus does have an obligation to yield to other traffic until given the opportunity. In fact, this obligation falls under the regulation of Article 54. (see above)
Art. 57: Unnecessary noise
Moped riders, moped riders and motor vehicle drivers must not cause unnecessary noise with their vehicles.
To cause unnecessary noise is:
- honking after a party,
- riding around on the moped at a gathering place of youth,
- while standing still in front of traffic lights every time accelerating etc. etc.
Art. 58: Hazard triangle
- Stationary motor vehicles on more than two wheels and trailers must be marked by a warning triangle if the vehicle constitutes an obstacle that cannot be noticed as such in time by approaching drivers.
- The warning triangle must be placed prominently on the road at a distance of about 30 meters from the vehicle and in the direction of traffic for which the vehicle is endangering.
- Paragraph 1 does not apply when flashing warning lights are used.
- When hazard lights are operated, the warning triangle may be omitted.