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Decision: Zurich-captains are allowed to horns

The story of the horn ban on the lake has picked up and a new direction. This is the result of a display process in a number of cases from this summer, the at a district of the district of miles treated, and these days will be completed. It sets all the pending proceedings. The Merotto confirmed governess Patrizia on request. 16 criminal complaints against five of the ship's leaders and the leaders of the lake zürich navigation company (ZSG) will not be followed accordingly.

To display any violations of the Horn has been banned, as it applies for three years on the lake of Zurich. In 2016 residents in Stäfa complained that the fourth else quit Signal is the ship's bridge distracting and unnecessary. The Federal office for transport (BAV) has not banned after this warning signal, because it is included in the regulations for inland navigation. If warn, then a vessel must submit a four-second Horn, Whistle or Hornton.

hazing suspects

the new rule, which caused most of the inhabitants of the Region for lack of understanding, and led to the part of displeasure comments of the people, because for them it is an old Tradition, Silence was brought, were the captains of the course of ships. If you wanted to prevent or At the Drop of dangerous encounters with other boaters or bathers, made after the long warning signal.

Stäfa has had this but, nevertheless, legal consequences. Some residents knew each other but pushes the need for the Horn, because they saw no danger in the water. For them, it appeared to be harassment, they pointed the noisy signals as a tit-for-tat for the prohibition of formerly common short warning Tone, because it brought three years ago by the Stäfner the shore the stone rolling. Part of this alleged Offences with Videos documented and at a district shown on the display.

Preventive horns allowed

All of the criminal charges, the office and all were submitted from Stäfa, are now set. The decided Governor Merotto, after consultation with an expert at the beginning of November. It is based on the estimates made by the BAV. Hearings of the accused, as they were originally planned, were no longer necessary, she says. The decisive factor is the from all sides emphasized "preventive nature" of a warning signal for you. Accordingly, it is the purpose of such that it should not be used only in the case of a threat, but also in the case of a suspected or possible danger.

in Concrete terms, It may be gehornt, even if there is no immediate danger to the lake is from the web from to. In the case of the Stäfner Schiffstegs justify entrance to the directly adjacent the port, protected by a high breakwater, such a precautionary measure, the ship's leader. So people in bathing suits could jump on the harbour wall suddenly into the water, or a flat Pedalo boat suddenly behind the breakwater from the port.

The sluggish behavior of a water vehicle, which does not allow for instant change of direction or a stop, urge to advance caution. Abrupt maneuvers at the last Moment to prevent a collision would also jeopardize the safety of the passengers on Board, explains Patrizia Merotto your decision.

Show reject

The governess, the prevailing view of expert and BAV, confirming that the ship's managers could judge from its Position, and at the relevant time, whether a sound signal is to be lodged or not. He makes it and there would be an accident, would he or she held responsible.

Who doesn't always would like to see from the shore is different, in the position of being able to the Situation just as responsible to assess, writes Patrizia Merotto to making their decision in a letter to the Gazette. She also makes clear: As a preventive output of the warning signal "is in conformity with the law or is not unfit, I will take any future Ads of this type no longer based on, or directly set".

Created: 20.11.2019, 12:23 PM

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