I read in La Nazione news very Italian. The write Stefano Cecchi in front-page column and Geraldina Fiechter in its page dedicated to readers.
So the story.
300 euro to a lady who rides, instead of polluting and help congest traffic with your car.
Not worth the tears and apologies. The code speaks clearly: it is forbidden to talk on a cell phone while riding a bike. The blunt, sometimes, inflexibility would fire a lot to say. But the story, all Italian, are elsewhere.
The same Viviane, a month before he was stranded with his car parked by an Suv left in second file. And where else? It is well-known, even without wanting to generalize about Suv owners, large machines, which are difficult to find parking, you leave in the second row …
The Lady, locked, would like to go home and call the fire department. Who not only arrive with the necessary calm, but in the end, caused the owner of the Suv, they decide to amnistiarlo the moment: no fine for no parking and many dear greetings.
This story tells us a lot about our country, about the tendency even concealed, we being weak with the strong (the owner of the Suv) and strong with the weak (a foreign Lady).
If there is a law that is worthy of respect. But the best judge, in this case two traffic warden, is what the law with common sense. The penalty must always be fair and one that responds to the cell phone while going by bike (300 euros fine) and one that leaves your car in second row (pardoned) where you’re established the right and mindless arrogance.
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