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In Switzerland, the Law on Road Traffic sets pedestrians priority on vehicles

This applies only when pedestrians are expected to be on the road, eg. road crossings or roads having speed limit less than 30 km/h.
In other locations, if a pedestrian being on the road for no reason gets hurt by a vehicle, the pedestrian is faulty (also the vehicle has a part of responsibility too if it could have been able to avoid the pedestrian or stop on time).

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New submitter Wylde Stile writes with an interesting case that shows just how pervasive social networking connections have become, including in the eyes of the law. A Staten Island, NY family court support magistrate allowed a Noel Biscoch to serve his ex-wife legal papers via Facebook. Biscoch tried to serve his ex-wife Anna Maria Antigua the old-fashioned way — in person and via postal mail — but his ex-wife had moved with no forwarding address. Antigua maintains an active Facebook account, though, and had even liked some photos on the Biscoch's present wife's Facebook page days before the ruling. The magistrate concluded that the ex-wife could be served through Facebook. If this catches on, I bet a lot of people will end up with legally binding notices caught by spam filters or in their Facebook accounts' "Other" folders.

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