In the Philippines, illegal parking is one of the culprits of traffic. The government is not imperative in executing traffic regulations like illegal parking before but now, thankfully, they are weighing options and strictly imposing laws and ordinances about such irregularity.
What is illegal parking?
Illegal parking or illegally-parked vehicle refers to one which is parked in areas prohibited by existing law or ordinance for parking purposes or those designated by the MMDA and/or the local government units (LGUs) as NO PARKING areas or zones.
Recently, a mayor went viral on social media after he decides to execute the best solution in dealing with illegally parked cars.
Mayor Arturas Zuokas of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania has decided to send his message to anyone who would think of parking illegally on his streets. He did not by a public announcement nor through a television interview but by driving over an illegally parked car in a Soviet-era armoured personnel carrier.
The mayor was at the controls of the eight-wheeled camouflaged vehicle as it rolled over a Mercedes car illegally parked in a cycle lane. Accompanied by his two friends, Zuokas said that he was signalling that there would be a zero-tolerance policy towards illegal parking on his streets from now on.
In a video released by the city government, he said:
“In the past few days, expensive cars have been illegally parked in almost this exact place – a Rolls-Royce and a Ferrari.”
“What should the city do about drivers who think that they are above the law? It seems that a tank is the best solution,” he added.
The eccentric mayor is dressed up in an open-necked shirt and a blazer. He is seen clearing up the remains of the car at the end of the video before cycling away on a bike.
But the said public stunt was only a demonstrative act to warn everyone who would think illegal parking. A spokeswoman clarified that the car that was crushed was bought especially for the exercise and did not belong to an unsuspecting motorist.
Watch the video below:
Illegal Cars Parked. ..best solution by Mayor of Vilnius. No one is above law.
Posted by Pervaiz Azeez Khan on Saturday, March 24, 2018