The poor Civic didn’t even see it coming. Her owner definitely should have, though.
An old-school Honda Civic race car sporting custom license plates became a victim of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) clearing operations yesterday. Its crime? Being illegally parked on the sidewalk.
Footage captured by blogger Gadget Addict show MMDA enforcers setting the decal-covered vehicle up to be towed away before it was eventually transported via a flatbed truck. Also worth noting is that one of the unit’s front tires was flat.
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To be fair, we can see how someone would mistake that portion of sidewalk for a parking spot. It is, after all, set up like a driveway that leads into a garage. The problem is that regardless of what the incline leads to, it’s still taking up a portion of the sidewalk. Parking here is still a major no-no in the MMDA’s book.
“This isn’t a racetrack, it’s a sidewalk,” Gadget Addict says in his video as the Civic is taken away.
Lesson? Be careful where you park. If it’s somewhere people walk, just steer clear and leave your ride somewhere else—preferably inside your own garage if you have one.