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Driving in Russia

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by anyweb, Nov 14, 2012.

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    anyweb Senior Member

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    Car dealers must be making a fortune :rolleyes:
     
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    russia is one mad place.:shock:
     
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    Excellent footage.

    I've been driven from Moscow to Tver (about 100 mile, 3 hour drive) at night in a clapped out Volga (old large Roosky motor). A faulty alternator meant a flattening battery as we drove and lights going out. On the M10 (main 'motorway' he pulled over in the middle of nowhere to try and adjust the belt using a knackered adjustable by a cig lighter. As usual with Roosky motors you knew what fuel it used because you could smell it.
    In Tver he got pulled by the Plod, a quite word and I guess a dropsy and we were on our way again, after a push start.

    A novice driver of 2 weeks returned me to Moscow in an ageing Lada, they were up to Lada 16 back then in 2002 if I remember correctly.
    M10 again roadworks were ongoing. Absolutely no lighting at night, contraflows without warning, lane closures with little in the way of cones.
    Tired the driver drifted into the middle of the 4 lane (dual carriageway) highway. Me no Russian, he no English I just tensed. From nowhere a central reservation appeared. Somehow he missed maybe because the car couldn't do 50 mph anyway.

    Getting the bus for just over £1 was far less stressful. But I've seen that slow to crawl to navigate round pot holes on the M10.

    I believe things have changed some since then, but the video doesn't back that up. I don't feel the need to find out first hand anyway.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Thanks Niall, I will keep to the UK and Sweden
     
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    I love the bit at 5:35 when the guy just gets his bag and walks off :shock:
     
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    Whats really scary is the truck drivers are on british roads these days.
     
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    I see worse overtaking by the riceburners

    and minicab crowd in our town. Not a brain cell or valid licence amongst them I'll bet. Fewer accidents though.
     
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    No different from Southampton docks
     
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    And a bag full of Vodka no doubt !!
     
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    I was thinking that they all must have had pickled brains,,,, all of those car had cameras on board, it did not help much either
     
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    Welcome to the Really Watch Out, I Can't Drive At All School of Motoring.

    Some words which spring to mind here, like, driving license, lucky dip, specsavers, vodka, to name but a few.
     
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    suddenly my daily trip round the m25 doesn't seem that bad
     
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    You have a good point there :D:D
     
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    More crazy Ruskies

    [YOUTUBE]5RAaW_1FzYg[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    Can you imagine getting a quote for insurance or even being an insurance company in Russia.
     
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    Insurance :confused::confused: what is that.:shock:
     
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    Sorry to be bringing up an old thread. I work & drive in a former USSR state & the video’s & stories about the driving are not exaggerated. The bad driving is a result of people buying driving licenses, vodka, corruption & the law doesn’t work.
    They continually cross red lights, drive down the wrong side of the road & many other things that they accept as normal. If the police stop them they pay the equivalent of 2 pounds, ( that goes into the policeman’s pocket) & off they go. If they have friends in the police or government they can do as they like.

    I recently hear a 17yr old was given a Subaru Impreza along with a driving license for his birthday, the boy will probably not see his 18th birthday but hopefully he won’t take out any innocent people with him.

    Friday going to work a young woman was lying dead on the road, she had been crossing the road on a pedestrian crossing, a car hit her & didn’t stop.
    Next day the police tried to stop a speeding car, that refused to stop, they chased them & at high speed the car went onto the wrong side of the road trying to escape, hit another car head on killing 3 people, the driver survived & was found to be drunk.

    Stories like these are almost a daily occurrence, with 860 people killed in the city in a 10month period.
    We complain about UK drivers but in comparison they are angels
     
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