A younger driver has been unintentionally exiled from his personal village after new pace bumps have been put in on each entry highway.
Christopher Fitzgibbon, 23, lowered his VW Passat to only 4 inches off the bottom in a bid to Ã¢â‚¬Å“look recentÃ¢â‚¬Â.
He was left unable to get into his village after council chiefs put in six-inch excessive pace bumps on the one three roads out and in of the place he lives.
In consequence, he has to journey an additional 600 miles a month to get to work.
On prime of that, his automotive has suffered Ã‚Â£2,000 price of injury scraping its means over the site visitors calming measures.
The automotive didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t come low-cost. Prior to now three years, Christopher has paid a whopping Ã‚Â£13,000 to maintain the VW Passat on the highway, together with Ã‚Â£5,000 on one 12 monthsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s insurance coverage.
He has approached the native council to pay for the damages, however theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve refused.
He branded the pace bumps Ã¢â‚¬Å“completely ridiculousÃ¢â‚¬Â and stated he feels Ã¢â‚¬Å“discriminated towards as a result of heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s driving a modified automotiveÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t matter what pace IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m at both Ã¢â‚¬â€ I may very well be driving at 5km per hour or 80 km per hour and it wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t make a distinction.Ã¢â‚¬Â He stated.Ã‚Â
He continued: Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 4 inches off the highway Ã¢â‚¬â€ and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m being denied my proper to drive on these roads.Ã¢â‚¬Â
He purchased the automotive for Ã‚Â£2,500 in 2016 and spent a further Ã‚Â£3,000 decreasing the suspension. He commutes every day to his upkeep job.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I went to the council workplace the place the highway engineer relies Ã¢â‚¬â€ however I obtained nothing again however bodily and verbal abuse and intimidation.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The highway engineer was so mad with me. He stored pushing me about, telling me I had no effing proper to be right here and who the eff was I to come back in and complain.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll always remember, he known as me Ã¢â‚¬ËœfrivolousÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and Ã¢â‚¬ËœvexatiousÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Limerick Metropolis and County Council have stated the have obtained Ã¢â‚¬Å“no different complaints in relation to themÃ¢â‚¬Â and that Ã¢â‚¬Å“similar pace cushions have been launched in different areas of the county with out problemÃ¢â‚¬Â.
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