Two orange supercars arrived in tandem in Birmingham city centre – and were then parked across a disabled bay and on double yellow lines during Saturday’s busy shopping afternoon.
The Lamborghinis were spotted parked on Temple Row West next to Birmingham Cathedral.
During lockdown the disabled bays were moved to the cathedral side of the street and the pavement outside of the Old Joint Stock and Damascena coffee shop was widened to enable people to sit outside.
One eye witness said: “The joke from passers by was that these two supercars were the latest vehicles in the Just Eat cycle fleet because the company’s colour is very similar.
“As it happens, a Civil Enforcement Officer appeared soon after they had pulled up.
“When he got out his ticketing machine the drivers suddenly went back to their cars, talked to him for five minutes and then drove off.”
You can see what happened next in the video above.
The drivers then went down Waterloo Street revving their engines.
Later in the afternoon, they were still driving around the city centre and came back up Bennetts Hill.
“You could hear them on New Street before they even came up the hill past Lost & Found, Cosy Club and Dirty Martini where there where people were trying to cross the road.
The eyewitness said “There were people sitting out in the new hospitality area on the Lost & Found side of Waterloo Street trying to enjoy the traffic-free environment that has been created.
“But, again, as the cars were driven up Bennetts Hill past Waterloo Street and a young woman hollered at them, one of the drivers accelerated heavily enough to make the exhaust really crack.”
In December 2018, BirminghamLive reported how the driver of a Reliant three-wheel car had been ticketed for parking backwards in a motorcycle bay on Temple Row West.
In January 2020 BirminghamLive reported how supercars had been found parked in disabled bays inside the Mailbox
Clean Air Zone
Birmingham’s new Clean Air Zone will go live on June 14 with drivers of all cars not passing the emissions test being forced to pay £8 per 24-hour day (midngiht to midnight) that they cross the A4540 Middle Ring Road.
Non-compliant vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes will pay £50 per day. Read the checklist here
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The scheme was due to go wholly live from June 1, but at 8.30am the council announced it was putting it back to June 14.
For the first month after that date, anyone who receives a fine of £120 will be able to pay the fee instead.
The council said it wanted everyone to be fully aware of the scheme before imposing charges and full fines.
The scheme will not send out bills, It is up to drivers to know if their vehicle is compliant or not.