AnneMarie OTool's cars have been taken off the roads finally by the Lindens. I've been writing about this for years.
I may be late to this party as the announcement was weeks ago, but even so, I celebrate, as will you!
And more here.
I'm really glad these are gone. My comment:
No one resident should be able to encroach on not only all the public roads of SL with their business, but also encroach on private lands everywhere.
It's like the Bush Guy (for those of you who remember the "Impeach Bush" signs all over SL in 2005, which were placed on small parcels of land set to ridiculously high prices, and then made to blight the view eveywhere, especially on hills and beaches. They were awful, and the issue wasn't Bush or freedom of expression, but extortion. It took the Lindens way, way too long to finally arrive at a policy about this -- it was literally years.
AMT's vehicles were from the same exploitative manual of how one person could put themselves and their business endlessly in the view. AMT used to sell those cars and the cars were a moveable free ad on public land -- finally the Lindens made her get rid of that. But she could still have the run of all the sims. Why? Because Lindens wanted to promote road use, especially as they improved them, and didn't want to look like they controlled user content.
But they piled up on some land, they crashed into things and got stuck, and they were always "off topic," i.e. a bus would go on water, a car would go on the railroad.
It's much better when real people drive the cars and you can socialize with them and compare notes. You can still take trains, there are some great ones, if you want to tour Second Life.