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Sign: “No Parking.” And they really meant NO parking

Ralf Scherrer from St Gallen, Switzerland, used the massive machine to move a classic Fiat X1/9 sports car that a selfish driver had parked in his way.

A construction worker in Switzerland took the law into his own hands and moved an illegally-parked car.

He explained that motorists park their vehicles in difficult spots ‘all the time’, but this time it really made him mad.

Mr Scherrer lifted the offending vehicle with the bulldozer’s digger arm and managed to squeeze the car into a tiny parking space away from the building site, without damaging it.

‘We all watched her trying to get out of the spot and she had to do a 30-point turn. It was very satisfying – and I bet she won’t do that again,’ he told the Austrian Times.

via Construction worker uses bulldozer to move car blocking site entrance | Metro.co.uk.

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September 1, 2011 Posted by | Dumb drivers | Comments Off on Sign: “No Parking.” And they really meant NO parking

Charge: Operating a Motorized Beer Cart while intoxicated

Plenty of drunk drivers spend a night in the cooler after they get busted. Very few spend a night on the cooler before their arrest.

Police in Australia say Christopher Ian Petrie was under the influence and driving without a license in Noosa on June 16 when they spotted him behind the wheel of a motorized beer cooler.

The 23-year-old had reportedly outfitted the cooler — known in Australia as an Esky — with a 50cc two-stroke engine, according to The Courier Mail.

via Motorized Beer Cart In Australia.

August 9, 2011 Posted by | beer, Dumb drivers | Comments Off on Charge: Operating a Motorized Beer Cart while intoxicated

Step 1: Set Cruise. Step 2: Get toothbrush. Step 3: Crash

A New Zealand schoolteacher who crashed her car while brushing her teeth has landed herself in court.

Police officer Graham Single told the Blenheim district court, 272km north of Christchurch, that Cherie Margaret Davis, 65, set the cruise control of her car to 100km/h, “got out her toothbrush and started brushing her teeth”.

Ms Davis subsequently lost concentration and crashed into a rock bank by the side of the road, the Marlborough Express reported…

More via News.com.au.

May 15, 2011 Posted by | accident messes, Dumb drivers | Comments Off on Step 1: Set Cruise. Step 2: Get toothbrush. Step 3: Crash

How to park a Russian SUV

Even after staring at this bizarre picture for a while we still can’t understand exactly how this Russian SUV ended up as you see it here. No details were included…

via How did this Russian SUV end up parked like this?.

April 10, 2011 Posted by | Dumb drivers | Comments Off on How to park a Russian SUV

It’s a good idea to read the signs

Workmen laid tarmac around this Ford Focus after the car’s owner failed to heed warning signs informing the public that resurfacing work was taking place. Undeterred, they carried on the with the job anyway – leaving the Ford Focus standing alone on an island in the middle of the newly laid surface.

via Mail Online.

February 25, 2011 Posted by | Dumb drivers, Uncategorized | Comments Off on It’s a good idea to read the signs

The long arm of the law is seldom this long

You may think that being ticketed twice in two years by the same police officer for speeding isn’t too unusual but you’d be wrong in this case. An unnamed New Zealand driver was ticketed in the UK for speeding and then two years later ticketed by the same officer but this time it was in New Zealand— two years and 12,000 miles away. Both men had relocated from the UK to New Zealand.

 

via  Autoblog

December 15, 2010 Posted by | cops, Dumb drivers | Comments Off on The long arm of the law is seldom this long

For some strange reason the cops aren’t buying this speeding excuse

It could be one of the most bizarre reasons ever offered by a speeding driver: a ghost made me do it! But that is exactly the story being put forward by superstitious motorists hitting speeds of up to 112 mph on a road north of Newcastle, New South Wales in an effort to conjure up a ghost, The Sydney Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday.

More via Motorists Speeding To Conjure Ghost Of Dead Motorcyclist.

August 18, 2010 Posted by | Dumb drivers, ghost | Comments Off on For some strange reason the cops aren’t buying this speeding excuse

A bit breezy, I would think

A motorcyclist caught the eye of a police officer in Ontario Sunday, not just because he was speeding, but because he wasn’t wearing pants or underwear.The 40-year-old Hamilton man was clad only in a T-shirt, the Hamilton Advocate reported.

via Bottomless biker arrested in Canada – UPI.com

Why, yes. Alcohol was involved.

August 16, 2010 Posted by | cops, Dumb drivers | Comments Off on A bit breezy, I would think

Whole wheat. Lots and lots of whole wheat.

The procedure for offloading a grain truck includes pulling into the elevator, opening the dump gate and hydraulically lifting the bed until empty. It also requires lowering the bed before driving away. The last step is critical, as illustrated here.

Unfortunately this particular driver forgot to lower the dump trailer before driving out of the stall and as a result the bed broke the dump valves for the overhead bin. The bin was full of wheat and the rest is a very messy history.

via Grain Truck FAIL.

August 6, 2010 Posted by | accident messes, Dumb drivers | Comments Off on Whole wheat. Lots and lots of whole wheat.

Caution: Wide Load

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July 8, 2010 Posted by | Dumb drivers | , | Comments Off on Caution: Wide Load

5 gallon paint cans have lids for a reason

May 22, 2010 Posted by | Dumb drivers, Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on 5 gallon paint cans have lids for a reason

Another reason not to park by a fire hydrant

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May 21, 2010 Posted by | Dumb drivers | Comments Off on Another reason not to park by a fire hydrant

Three for one

Police in Alice Springs, Australia, pulled off a triple play recently when they pulled the same car over three times within a half  hour and charged the driver with DUI.

Did I mention it was three different drivers, one after the other?

via Same car, same problem: 3 drunks behind wheel – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

May 12, 2010 Posted by | Dumb drivers | Comments Off on Three for one

Well, ya see, Your Honor, there was this here UFO, see, and…

A London motorist was so shocked at seeing a UFO that he drove into a bus lane and parked and then plumb forgot to pay the resulting ticket. Strangely, the judge didn’t buy his excuse.

via BBC News

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Dumb drivers, Dumb Stuff, UFO | Comments Off on Well, ya see, Your Honor, there was this here UFO, see, and…

Talk about a wrong turn…

Police arrested a 44-year-old Port Orchard (Washington) man for DUI Monday night after he reportedly drove his truck right onto a track where officers were conducting emergency vehicle training, according to documents filed in Kitsap County District Court.

via Kitsap Sun.

April 9, 2010 Posted by | cops, Dumb drivers | Comments Off on Talk about a wrong turn…

Crime tip: When fleeing police try not to jump into a prison yard

Police say a motorist fleeing officers in Cleveland abandoned his car and jumped a fence — landing in what turned out to be a prison yard.

More via Yahoo! News.

April 4, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Crook, Dumb drivers | Comments Off on Crime tip: When fleeing police try not to jump into a prison yard

Drat that stupid horse! (or) Alcohol seldom makes you smarter


A Polish farmer is facing jail for being drunk in charge of both a horse and a lorry at the same time.

Leszek Stepien, 62, of Skwierzyna, used his farm horse to tow his broken down truck to the garage but had drunk so much he couldn’t steer straight. The impromptu carriage ground to a halt when the farmer managed to steer straight into the path of an oncoming car, sending the truck tumbling onto its side.

Stepien wasn’t about to take the blame for the collision, however. Uninjured, he sprang from the cab and proceeded to berate the poor beast, yelling: “This is all your fault.”

via Ananova – One horse power truck.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | accident messes, Dumb drivers | Comments Off on Drat that stupid horse! (or) Alcohol seldom makes you smarter

Tank driving tip: Don’t fall asleep

Red faced army officials have apologised after a tank left a trail of destruction when its driver nodded off at the controls.

The South Korean military vehicle was returning from an all night training exercise near the North Korean border when it suddenly accelerated and veered off the road.

The massive tank crushed two cars before ploughing into four trucks as terrified drivers and pedestrians ran for cover.

via Ananova – Chaos after tank driver nods off.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | accident messes, adventure, Dumb drivers | , | Comments Off on Tank driving tip: Don’t fall asleep

They can just buff that right out…

Police in China pulled up a 69-seater coach which had travelled 125 miles on a motorway – after it was virtually destroyed in a crash.

The driver and the owner of the coach were sitting in what remained of the front of the coach, wearing raincoats and crash helmets against the cold.

The rear of the bus was also badly damaged – with the engine exposed to the elements and cables trailing along on the road, reports West China Daily.

via Ananova – Police pull up crashed coach.

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Dumb drivers | | Comments Off on They can just buff that right out…

The cops, like the Queen, were not amused

A lorry driver was pulled up by police in China – after driving for hundreds of miles with a sheet of cardboard covering his broken windscreen.

Mr Li drove by sticking his head out of the side window – in freezing conditions – or by peering through tiny holes in the cardboard, reports China News Network.

via Ananova – Trucker pulled over with cardboard windscreen.

December 7, 2009 Posted by | cops, Dumb drivers | | Comments Off on The cops, like the Queen, were not amused