--
 
SA Car of the year: Voting heats up

'We've made some exciting changes,' says SAGMJ chairman, Bernie Hellberg Jnr, ahead of the 2016 SA Car of the Year competition.

SA new car sales: Poor start to 2016

New vehicle sales started 2016 on a weak note while the used car market continues to gain momentum, reports Naamsa.

Caught! Parking towaway cheats

2013-02-06 09:10

DRAWING THE LINE: Israeli officials were caught on security cameras painting disabled parking signs around a legally parked car.

Jeff Abramowitz

TEL AVIV, Israel - Local officials in Tel Aviv have been forced to apologise after city workers were caught on camera painting a disabled parking spot around a legally parked car - and then had the vehicle towed.

Watch the video here.

A security camera across the street documented their moves, and the surveillance video then went viral after being posted on Facebook, Israeli media reported on Tuesday January 5, 2013.

ACT OF DESPERATION

The car's owner, identified as Hila Ben-Baruch, threatened to sue the city after being asked to pay a fine the equivalent of about R2400 and an additional R840 in towing costs.

Confronted with the surveillance video, the municipality cancelled the fines.

A municipal statement, quoted by the Jerusalem Post daily, said the incident was "a severe mistake and a case of incompetence the city of Tel Aviv does not accept."

It seems there was clearly nothing else happening on the roads in Tel Aviv. Do you think these officials were trying to get an extra buck or just bored on the job? Drop us a comment or Email us and we'll publish your thoughts.

Read more on:    fine  |  isreal

Inside Wheels24

SA car licence renewal confusion: 5 questions answered

SA is facing a huge backlog of drivers attempting to renew expired vehicle licences. To help cut through the confusion here our top questions about car licence discs answered.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.