German city's parking fines are just the ticket

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By Alice Baghdjian BERLIN, Jan 31 (Reuters) - German authorities are giving parking violaters in one city an unexpected break by issuing tickets without fines. The tickets, put on carelessly parked cars in Potsdam, include a fine of 0 euros and the cheerful message "Glueck gehabt!!!" (Lucky you!!!). The new approach is designed to admonish motorists without hitting them in the wallet. "The tickets serve as a warning to parking offenders," said Regina Thielemann, a city of Potsdam ...

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