• Jan 28th 2008 at 11:21AM
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In some countries, folks cheer at the sight of an exotic supercar, while in others they assume the driver is a (expletive deleted). In which camp would you think England falls? We'd have hoped the former, but the crowd has spoken, and they're saying otherwise. When an evidently obscenely wealthy driver parked his Bugatti Veyron in a loading bay in downtown Manchester, a traffic warden wrote him a ticket while a gathering crowd stood by and cheered her on.

The same car was reported to have gotten another ticket in the posh Cheshire neighborhood of Alderley Edge, as well. The ???60 ticket this time, which can be reduced to ???30 if paid promptly, will probably not make or break the driver of the seven-figure hyper-exotic, but he should really be more careful about where he leaves his Veyron lying around.

Thanks for the tip, Sparky!

[Source: The Sun]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Putting a boot on the car would have been funny x100.

      I'd park it where a large crowd could gather though. Less of a chance of something happening to it. Not that every car thief knows how to hotwire a Veyron. But, no worries about someone slipping a flower pot under the tire :D.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I know that area a little. There are some insane cars there, lots of Man U footballers and some stockbrokers. My uncle said he saw Beckham driving around there quite often back in the day.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What's the big deal? it'll end up being the cheapest and safest place to park the car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      And this is when I reconsider my stand on means-based fines in socialist countries. If a fine is meant to inhibit behavior, then why not set it at a variable point to actually have that effect?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I fully agree. Lets see I bet the average person with a $50 parking ticket probably drives a $20,000 car and earns about $50,000 a year. A person who drives a Veyron probably earns at least $5-10 million a year. So a comparable ticket that would do some damage would be about $5,000-$10,000. I think that sounds reasonable.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Fines effect the little people if you have money.
      it's affects you a whole lot less.
      during the dotcom boom I would think nothing of paying a $300.00 fine. It was simply the cost of having fun.

      • 7 Years Ago
      This comment is for: Giuseppe, your making it out like this guy killed someone with his car get over it the guy parked in an are where your not supposed to, and a fine that is geared to income must be the stupidest thing I've ever heard what's the person supposed to do judge what the person makes by the Car they drive?
      • 7 Years Ago
      The owner parking where they did was wrong, no argument there, but there seems to be a lot of hate towards this Veyron owner. At the same time, those very same people cheering, bitch and complain when they also recieve a ticket. The owner may have huge amounts of money, but they may also pay far more in road and income taxes as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Be careful what you ask for with income graduated fines.

      If ticketing a rich man is made a $10,000 jackpot, you'd better believe it'll be impossible to drive a luxury car with out of state plates through a lot of towns tomorrow.

      Fines are the single largest problem with our traffic system. Giving financial incentive to write tickets guarantees that enforcement focuses on ticketing the most drivers, not the most dangerous drivers.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I personally think that while the guy definitely deserved the ticket, the idiot crowd gathering is awful. They must be the very jealous idiots that, when you take an expensive car into town, that want to scratch it or do something to it.

      Just because you don't have it doesn't mean that you have to go cheer when the person gets a parking ticket, no matter how insignificant the value of the ticket is.

      Also I don't support fining because of income because I think its a highly unfair way to fine. They are commiting the exact crime as anyone else, so they should pay the same amount as everyone else.

      I hate jealous people. Scratching up and defiling your car when you take it in public. They can go to hell for all I care :eh: .
      • 7 Years Ago
      What, they don't have those orange boots in England?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I've never understood why they just ticket cars parked like that. It's obviously preventing a shop from doing its normal business and 30 quid isn't going to bother a Veryron owner who probably earns hundreds an hour.

      My former boss used to do exactly the same, parking her Porsche in the middle of the pedestrian precinct directly in front of the office every day. She couldn't care less about a 30 euro ticket.

      Tow the car away. Make the guy waste a couple of hours trying to get it back. Perhaps he won't behave like such a selfish prick in the future.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The £60 parking fine would be equivalent to about 12 cents to the owner of this $1+Million car.
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