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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The art of parking badly - in a Paris métro station


Parisian drivers don't have the best of reputations.

They tend to drive as though they own the roads, only give way when forced to and heaven help you if you enter the Boulevard Périphérique ring road around the French capital and fail to go with the flow.

It ain't for the weak hearted!



(screenshot from AFP video)


When it comes to parking, Parisians are (almost) the proverbial law unto themselves.

The space is too small when parallel parking on the street?

Doesn't matter because with the gentlest of nudging it can of course be made larger.

That's right the space fits the car and not the other way around.

Of course there are always the underground alternatives, plenty of them actually.

And that's what one motorist was aiming for on Tuesday morning as he entered what he thought was the entrance to the Haussmann parking.

Except as the 26-year-old began easing his four wheel drive down the entrance he realised his mistake.

He was in fact (as you can see from the video) trying to make his way into the entrance of a Paris métro station!











1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well I'm sure I could make the same mistake! Driving in France is so nerve-wracking!

But may I correct you! apparently, the driver was not a Parisian, but a tourist from Massif Central!

Should have stayed on his tractor! hihihihihi

Deirdre

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