Smart cars put in canals
AMSTERDAM // Smart car tipping has become the talk of Amsterdam. The eco-friendly cars, which are very popular in The Netherlands, are easily lifted by a few people and there have been reports of smart cars being tipped into Amsterdam's canals. Police claim there have only been two such incidents in the past six months, but critics have accused police of playing down the problem. There have also been reports of smart cars ending up in canals as a result of insurance fraud or careless parking, which authorities say happens more often to men than women.