We’ll be honest- Vancouver is, without a doubt, the easiest place to see some of the wackiest traffic violations around. That means people really have to mess up to get noticed, and boy howdy, does purposely parking inside a Canada Line station to hit the ATM fit the bill. Here’s a little more information, if you’re curious.
Earlier today, the official Transit Police Enforcement Twitter account shared an image that screams ‘silly Vancouver driver’. The owner of a white Audi SUV managed to somehow find themselves in the pedestrian-only section of the main concourse. Impressively, parking that way means they had to ignore multiple signs, a bus-only lane, and of course, the nagging sensation that no other cars there means it’s probably not a parking lot.
While patrolling Brighouse Station, officers saw this driver drive past the “Do Not Enter” signs and onto the sidewalk, so that she could use the ATM at the bank. This transaction netted her hundreds of dollars in fines and four points on her license. pic.twitter.com/EJHiKBrG4L
— Transit Police Enforcement Team (@TP_Enforcement) May 28, 2021
It’s the kind of thing you’d expect to see in a Cheech and Chong movie, followed by a humorous exchange with local law enforcement. Well, we don’t know many laughs the driver had with transit police today. But, we do know that their boo-boo led to ‘hundreds of dollars’ in fines and 4 points off their license.
So, where does this stack up against Vancouver’s other silly drivers? We’re going to place it in our personal top 5 for this year, but honestly, we know that we’re going to see something equally insane within a month. It’s just how things go here!