Fined for not driving over a cat

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A driver in Schiedam was fined EUR 75 for not driving over a cat, or basically, ignoring a green light. The man was trying to avoid running over the cat by waiting until it got out of the way.

“If I had hit the gas, I would have killed the cat and gotten a fine for ‘destruction of property’. So I waited and because I did, I got a fine for ignoring a green light.” The driver says he’s usually calm, but this got him pissed off. “I wrote to the the mayor and told her that her fining policy makes me sick and then I wrote to every member of parliament.”

(Link: depers.nl, Photo of Cat crossing the street by ll_browneyes_ll, some rights reserved)

4 Comments »

  1. That last sentence is not a proper translation of the original. It should read “I wrote to the mayor and told her that her fining policy makes me sick, and then [I wrote] to every member of parliament”.

    Comment by ace — February 1, 2008 @ 12:16 am

  2. Thanks!

    Comment by Orangemaster — February 1, 2008 @ 8:48 am

  3. It’s ridiculous! What if there’s been a lil ol’ lady with a cane, hobbling across the street? Should he have run her down, too?

    Comment by Jay Vos — February 2, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

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