Strop Gear! Audi driver throws a massive tantrum after being slapped with a parking ticket by ripping it off and speeding away – almost smacking into another car
- Driver parked across a double yellow lines-marked cycling lane in Manchester
- He grabs the ticket from windshield and flings it away as the warden watches
- As he pulls away from kerb, he almost rams into an oncoming car which brakes
This is the road-rage moment a furious driver throws a strop when his Audi is slapped with a fine for blocking off a cycle lane.
While the traffic warden watches, the motorist strides up to his car, rips off the ticket from his windshield and flings it away.
But as he goes to make a hasty getaway, he pulls out into the busy Manchester city centre traffic and narrowly avoids smacking into an oncoming car.
The enraged driver made his act of defiance on Princess Street near the Manchester’s Chinatown
The enraged driver made his act of defiance on Princess Street near the city’s Chinatown which, according to the Manchester Evening News, was captured by a cycling safety campaigner.
Their 20-second clip shows a man in checkered shirt and blue shorts stride up to a black Audi which is parked across a double yellow lines-marked cycle path.
He grabs a yellow piece of paper – the ticket – from the windshield and tosses it on the ground as the parking attendant looks on.
The driver then climbs into his Audi and prepares to make a quick exit but the warden marches out on to the road and photographs the car.
Suddenly, the motorist pulls out away from the kerb and almost rams into a silver car which is forced to brake sharply to avoid a collision.
He grabs a yellow piece of paper – the ticket – from the windshield and tosses it on the ground as the parking attendant looks on
After watching the tantrum unfold, the witness slammed the driver’s parking as ‘inconsiderate’ but praised the warden’s cool temperament.
They said: ‘I stopped to see the dangerous and inconsiderate parking getting the ticket it deserves, a rare event in London, the driver appeared and ripped the ticket from under his windscreen wiper.
‘The warden was calm and dedicated, getting the information and evidence he needed.
‘I went to make sure he was OK as it’s a pretty awful way to be treated when doing your job.’
The driver then climbs into his Audi and prepares to make a quick exit but the warden marches out on to the road and photographs the car