Russia's Radical Solution to drivers parked in cycle lanes

Posted: Saturday, 10 September 2011 by Mark Kinnon in Labels:

A recently released government video featured Mayor Arturas Zuokas gleefully driving an armoured vehicle over a Mercedes that was illegally parked, in a stunt to act as a warning to negligent drivers. During the video, the Mayor is heard saying: "What should the city do about drivers who think that they are above the law? It seems a tank is the best solution."
The Mercedes was specially bought for the video. Afterwards, the Mayor is seen ticking off the 'owner', then getting on his bicycle and riding into the distance. The cycle-enthusiast's Rambo-style tactics were received well - he is already popular with residents and is known for installing cycle lanes during his first term.
"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.

<a href=';mkt=en-gb&amp;src=FLPl:embed::uuids' target='_new' title='Mayor Crushes Illegally Parked Cars' >Video: Mayor Crushes Illegally Parked Cars</a>