A mayor of a Lithuanian city this week took to driving an armored personnel carrier over a Mercedes-Benz that was parked in the bike lane. “I’ve had enough of these drivers parking their luxury cars on bike lanes and pedestrian crossings. This tank is a good tool to solve the problem of parking in the wrong place,” Mayor Zuokas told the assembled reporters.
See, In the beautiful city of Vilnius, Lithuania, there’s a big problem with people who drive fancy cars like Mercedes-Benzes and Ferraris parking them in the bike lanes. Citizens so far have been posting pictures of the jerks on social media so everyone can shake their collective fists. However, the type of people who drive these cars and park them in bike lanes don’t seem to care much about what people say about them on Twitter as their behavior hasn’t changed. That’s what pushed Mayor Zoukas into action and into the tank. After it was over, he rode away on his cute little bike.
Sadly, the entire event was staged and the parked car was one that had been junked. But I bet a few drivers whose butlers mention the story to them will think twice next time before parking their hot ride in a bike lane.
What municipal laws would you like to see enforced in your town via tank?Vilniaus meras A.Zuokas miesto centre Å¡arvuoÄiu pervaÅ¾iavo automobilÄ¯ â€žMercedes” (nuotraukos) [lyrtas.lt via cyclelicious]