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Don't park your bike illegally in Lithuania

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by Ljiljan, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/...g-take-on-illegal-parking-20110803-1ibjm.html

    Link includes vid

    Tanks for the warning: crushing take on illegal parking

    DRIVERS who park in cycle lanes would normally worry about receiving a fine or perhaps having their vehicle towed. They probably do not expect to have their car crushed beneath the wheels of an armoured personnel carrier which has the local mayor at the controls.

    But car owners in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, may be choosing their parking spaces a little more carefully after the city's mayor, Arturas Zuokas, drove over - and wrecked - a Mercedes in a stunt to serve as a warning to anyone who thinks about parking illegally.

    In a video released by the city government, Mr Zuokas is seen beaming triumphantly as he rides roughshod over the car. ''In the past few days, expensive cars have been illegally parked in almost this exact place - a Rolls Royce and a Ferrari,'' says the mayor's narration to the video.

    'What should the city do about drivers who think that they are above the law? It seems that a tank is the best solution.''

    The get-tough approach earned praise for Mr Zuokas, who has been better known for his involvement in a bribery scandal while serving two terms as mayor until 2007. He was re-elected in April.

    ''Mayor Zuokas wanted his message to be loud and clear that the city will not tolerate brazen and disrespectful behaviour by drivers who disobey parking rules,'' said his spokeswoman, Irma Juskenaite.

    ''The mayor hopes that he will not have to repeat his performance to have drivers heed his message, although he says that he is prepared to do so.''

    At the end of the video the mayor cleans up the mess of crushed glass before riding away on a bike.
  2. Don't give Clover Moore any more ideas.
  3. Hehehe.

    Imagine stopping quickly to get some milk or pick up the kids or whatever and you come back to a crushed car with local member parading around in a tank nearby.
  4. Apparently it was a media stunt for a Swedish TV company
  5. I went up to Rozelle the other day, and they've been really good with adding motorbike parking. For the second time I found someone had parked their Lexus tank across the complete block of three spaces to "nip in to the supermarket for 5 minutes". To see someone crush it with a tank would have been great!
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