Holidaymakers warned to be careful where they leave their rental cars in Vilnius

Holidaymakers warned to be careful where they leave their rental cars in Vilnius

Planning a trip to Vilnius in the near future? Be careful where you park your car!

That is the message going out to drivers in the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, after footage emerged of mayor Arturas Zuokas using an armoured vehicle to crush an illegally parked car.

In the surreal clip – recorded over the weekend for Swedish TV series, 99 Things You Should Do Before You Die – Zuokas is seen cheerily driving over the vehicle before greeting the apparent owner.

“That is what will happen if you park your car illegally,” Zuokas warns in a clip originally posted on the Vilnius City website.

Zuokas then helps to clear up the broken glass from the Mercedes vehicle as it is towed away.

“You have to have a sense of humour in my line of work,” he adds.

Parking in the central streets of Vilnius is strictly prohibited, although it is not believed to be a big problem.



Also in Europe today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Vilnius.

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

Vilnius.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.