Town council trashes illegal garbage truck

What comes around goes around. A garbage truck got trashed by a town council in England after it was spotted being used to illegally toss rubbish on the road. (SWNS) Fly-tipping, as it’s called, is an ongoing issue in the London borough of Bromley, where costs for clean-up are over $300,000 annually, so the authorities … Continue reading “Town council trashes illegal garbage truck”

What comes around goes around.

A garbage truck got trashed by a town council in England after it was spotted being used to illegally toss rubbish on the road.

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Fly-tipping, as it’s called, is an ongoing issue in the London borough of Bromley, where costs for clean-up are over $300,000 annually, so the authorities have hired private eyes who used close circuit cameras to catch culprits, SWNS reports.

In this case, authorities tracked down and confiscated the white Ford, then crushed it after no one came to claim it.

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“Unclaimed vehicles, like this one, will be crushed and the parts reused if possible," councilwoman Kate Lymer said.

Along with the mess, illegally dumped garbage is often set on fire by arsonists and can contain hazardous materials, making its removal even more expensive.

Feds investigating 2.7 million GM pickups and SUVs for faulty brake issue

The U.S. government is investigating more than 100 complaints of poor brake performance on 2.7 million General Motors big pickups and SUVs.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a brake vacuum pump can deteriorate, causing increased braking effort and longer stopping distances.

The agency has 111 consumer complaints including nine crashes and two injuries.

The investigation covers 2014 through 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Also involved are Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, the GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs.

The agency will determine how often the problem happens and whether a recall is necessary.

GM is monitoring complaints and warranty claims about the brakes and is working with NHTSA to evaluate them, spokesman Tom Wilkinson said Friday.

Any owner who has a problem with brake performance should have them examined by a GM dealer or independent repair shop, Wilkinson said.

They should keep receipts because they could be reimbursed for repairs if there is a recall, he added.

Feds investigating 2.7 million GM pickups and SUVs for faulty brake issue

The U.S. government is investigating more than 100 complaints of poor brake performance on 2.7 million General Motors big pickups and SUVs.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a brake vacuum pump can deteriorate, causing increased braking effort and longer stopping distances.

The agency has 111 consumer complaints including nine crashes and two injuries.

The investigation covers 2014 through 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Also involved are Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, the GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs.

The agency will determine how often the problem happens and whether a recall is necessary.

GM is monitoring complaints and warranty claims about the brakes and is working with NHTSA to evaluate them, spokesman Tom Wilkinson said Friday.

Any owner who has a problem with brake performance should have them examined by a GM dealer or independent repair shop, Wilkinson said.

They should keep receipts because they could be reimbursed for repairs if there is a recall, he added.

Feds investigating 2.7 million GM pickups and SUVs for faulty brake issue

The U.S. government is investigating more than 100 complaints of poor brake performance on 2.7 million General Motors big pickups and SUVs.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a brake vacuum pump can deteriorate, causing increased braking effort and longer stopping distances.

The agency has 111 consumer complaints including nine crashes and two injuries.

The investigation covers 2014 through 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Also involved are Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, the GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs.

The agency will determine how often the problem happens and whether a recall is necessary.

GM is monitoring complaints and warranty claims about the brakes and is working with NHTSA to evaluate them, spokesman Tom Wilkinson said Friday.

Any owner who has a problem with brake performance should have them examined by a GM dealer or independent repair shop, Wilkinson said.

They should keep receipts because they could be reimbursed for repairs if there is a recall, he added.

Parking attendants trashed my $347K Ferrari: lawsuit

They turned his sweet ride sour.

A Manhattan man dropped his sparkling $347,000 Ferrari off at a Tribeca parking garage only to pick it up four hours later and find its door bashed in and side-view mirror missing.

The bill to repair the striking blue 458 Spider? $19,500.

“I have no idea what really happened,” said car owner Mark Rosen, 70, a legal executive recruiter.

While he doubts the parking attendants pulled a “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”-type joyride — where the valets take a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spider for a bottom-scraping spin through the streets of Chicago — Rosen wonders just how so much damage could have occurred.

“You’re driving a car five miles per hour in a garage, it’s almost impossible to do that unless you’re really, really careless,” he said.

The garage workers have refused to show him where and how it happened, he said.

Rosen is now suing City Parking LLC, which is on the ground floor of his 56 Leonard St. building, alleging it initially agreed to foot the bill for the damage, until they realized how much it would cost.

“ ‘This is the reason we don’t want cars like yours in the garage,’ ” a City Parking manager allegedly told Rosen as the incident unfolded.

“This is one of the most expensive, exclusive buildings in the city — what are people supposed to drive, Chevrolets?” Rosen fumed.

He’d lived there for just a few months when the August incident occurred, and had already paid the $800 monthly fee for a parking spot and more than $3,000 in tips.

The damage caused the value of his 2015 Ferrari, which had just 7,000 miles on it, to plummet by $140,000, the suit claims. Rosen sold the repaired vehicle via a dealer, who gave Rosen a $207,000 credit for the car.

“The car was in mint condition” before, he said. “They smashed the entire side passenger door, ruined the door, and the entire passenger side mirror had to be replaced. … Any of these cars get into an accident, the value goes through the floor.”

The luxury car aficionado has had four Ferraris and two Bentleys over the years. “This never should have happened,” he said.

City Parking did not return messages.

THIS STORY ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE NEW YORK POST