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How people drive in Moscow

Hi,

Recently I've found a clip that made me shocked:


This is a 5-lane highway and the guy in the Nissan has really driven wrong way!
An average speed on this highway is about 100 km/h. Could you imagine that anybody drives this way in Switzerland or Germany? I can't.
If somebody is going to drive in Russia, in particular in Moscow, be extremely careful. You really can face the situation like this.
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Old 18.04.2011, 11:12
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Re: How people drive in Moscow

What was that actually about
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Old 18.04.2011, 11:18
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Re: How people drive in Moscow

With the blue light, looks like the Nissan was in fact police car, no?

This happens everywhere, even in Switzerland, just this morning in the papers there was a report of a pensioner driving the wrong way down the A4.
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Re: How people drive in Moscow

Unfortunately it isn't a police car. Often top managers of big Russian companies have blue lights on their cars.
All police cars in Russia have blue number plates
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Re: How people drive in Moscow

So the number plates flash ? What lights do Police cars in Russia have then ?
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So the number plates flash ? What lights do Police cars in Russia have then ?
No They have blue flashing lights on top. That isn't unusual. Also their number plates are different from regular: white digits and letters on blue background while regular number plates are black digits & letters on white background.
Also they must have flashing lights and siren always switched on when they drive somehow off traffic rules: driving wrong way, very high speed etc.
The car in the clip is definitely not a police car.
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Re: How people drive in Moscow

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: How people drive in Moscow

Reminds me of this.

Welcome to the tunnel of death.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lefortovo_tunnel

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Re: How people drive in Moscow

Do the Forum Police flash ?
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Reminds me of this.

Welcome to the tunnel of death.


they are some bizzare accidents, what the surface made of, ice??
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This is a 5-lane highway and the guy in the Nissan has really driven wrong way!
Happens regularly in Switzerland. For some reason usually more in the French speaking end of the country

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they are some bizzare accidents, what the surface made of, ice??
Between November and April - yes.
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Re: How people drive in Moscow

And this one, fancied driving in Russia until I saw this..watch for the white BMW. Mindless undertake after undertake.

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And this one, fancied driving in Russia until I saw this..watch for the white BMW. Mindless undertake after undertake.


darwin in action
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Re: How people drive in Moscow

to be fair that bmw crash could have happened anywhere

eg the usa

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...ts-m-mode.html

http://www.metafilter.com/68619/BMW-M5-Crashes-Kills-5

A (in)famous thread about a new young bmw m5 owner asks on a forum about speeding etc only to kill himself and his mates a couple of hours later speeding on a runway
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Re: How people drive in Moscow

Not to be outdone, this is what Chinese taxi do for their customers:

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to be fair that bmw crash could have happened anywhere

eg the usa

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...ts-m-mode.html

http://www.metafilter.com/68619/BMW-M5-Crashes-Kills-5

A (in)famous thread about a new young bmw m5 owner asks on a forum about speeding etc only to kill himself and his mates a couple of hours later speeding on a runway
So sad.

Re:- USA vs Russia

As we know Russian vehicles are maintained by the same guys who look after the Cairo taxis. Add that into the mix and we have something very un-nerving.
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Re: How people drive in Moscow

Welcome to the UK Smokey, enjoy the playground (Japan's entry)

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Old 18.04.2011, 12:46
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Welcome to the UK Smokey, enjoy the playground
"Smokey can't speak English and we can hardly understand their English accents..."

Actually over 186 mph (299 km/h) was recorded in the UK on the M1 in 1964. There was no speed limit then and AC tested their Cobra cars on the M1. The result was the 70mph speed limit...
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