03 Aug '11, 10am

Drivers Beware! Park in the Bike Lane in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Your Car May Get Crushed By a Tank

Screenshot from YouTube . Though bad driver behavior in Vilnius, Lithuania, hasn't quite reached Moscow -like levels yet, Mayor Arturas Zuokas had gotten sick and tired of cars parking illegally in the capital's bike lanes. While other city officials might have upped the number of traffic cops or raised fines for parking violations, the colorful Zuokas hopped into an armored vehicle and gleefully crushed an offending Mercedes underneath its treads. The video the mayor posted on his Facebook page - with the vigilante-style message "I've had enough of these drivers parking their luxury cars on bike lanes and pedestrian crossings " - quickly spread around the Web. After all, who hasn't entertained such revenge fantasies when seeing cars blocking access to bike lanes, sidewalks , wheelchair ramps, even fire hydrants? But as cathartic as it looked, the car-crushing was, unsurpr...

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