35,000 penalty.. not sure what that converts to in CAD$
this is a ****ed up translation
Sergey [Kostitsyna] they fined for exceeding of the speed in the Minsk region (photo)
29.05.2008 Irina Kozlik, Nikolai [Sukhoveya]'s photo,” Komsomol truth in Belorussia”
By everyday evening, after taking with itself the radar “view-finder”, which directs horror at all drivers, “KP” it left for the raid with provincial traffic control. Small and imperceptible “view-finder” is established in the machine, and to catch disturbers with its aid inspectors can directly in motion. No one will suspect. To go they decided on usual white “seven”. So that already accurately no one on the road of traffic cops would spot and speed it did not drop.
We leave for the city. Before us - Minsk region.
- In the city to drivers to especially nowhere drive away, flow forces to move with the definite speed. But as soon as they leave to the routes, many they solve, that they can gain speed, share difficult working days the colleagues of traffic control. - Especially Russians chase. As they enter to us, so immediately they decide, that it is here auto-la, and speed increases!
I control the drivers of the nearest auto-. Not many focus attention on the fact that people occupy two front seats in the form. And they stir on the mobile, and they do not fasten… Is not too visible bright inspector form from the auto-!
- For the fact that we concealed observe, on us many complain. It is said, who you did allow? But as not to fix such? It occurs, you will go on the official automobile under 100 kilometers in hour A you they pass! Here you think, they became impudent! They fear nothing! - lament traffic cops. - They do not believe that burn, until their face they examine.
It occurs, many drivers to the end do not agree that this precisely their automobile entered the objective of radar. Majority argues until distinctly see on the photo or on video their face and their numbers. There are the scandalous cases.
- They stopped once man at the route Minsk - [Mikashevichi]. It began to wave to us by the crust: “I am great official!” - says Major Alexander [Kostyuk]. - A I to it: “Do not survive. Here is television set, we this all will communicate into the press, you will then prove, that there was no exceeding”. In a flash recognized exceeding speed, and it ceased to argue!
But technology at the disposal of road inspection is actually precise. Heap of [knopochek], regimes, versions of record. They can show the disturber of cinema, they can sequential drawings of exceeding speed grant…
When the observed machine drives away more than permitted, instrument begins heart-rending to squeak. , Inspectors assign the moment, from which will begin the peep, to the consciously scarcely higher permitted speed. Approximately thus: they give plus of ten kilometers an hour to the speed permitted in the section, one-two km/h of error are added… I.e., on the road, where it is possible to go 60 km/h, radar will react to the machine, in which 73 km/h.
Only they drove off from Minsk. Route is straightened, by the unarmed view evidently, as drivers they press on the newspaper.
- 112. And actively it collects! - captain Mikhail [Shchurko] for the fractions of a second opens door, he runs out with the baton.
Silvery “Mercedes” impedes in tens of meters. From the auto- leaves young tall fellow. On the cell phone he tells about how they recently stopped it.
- Here already and bells begin, it seems, the colleagues of traffic control usually lament.
- They exceeded, they show to fellow the small screen “of vizier”. - You do see?
- I see, he does not argue. Obediently it leaves after the inspector for the official automobile, rights are stretched. On FIO “[Kostitsyn] Sergey [Olegovich]”, inspector of traffic control do not react.
- The star of Belorussian hockey they did stop? - I am interested in inspector, until [Kostitsyn] obtains from the machine the remaining part of the documents.
- Pravda? Well, on the road all are equal.
- Why you do disrupt, Sergey [Olegovich]? - is interested the colleague of traffic control, examining set of documents.
- As why? Why generally people do disrupt?
- The permitted speed in this section you do know?
- Here 90 km/h, and we you stopped to 110. For this exceeding of speed is relied the warning, or penalty to two base values.
- A base - this is how much?
- 35 thousand.
- Extract penalty.
- Show me, if you please, the coupon of warnings.
- I do not know, where it.
- As you do not know?
- Well I do not know.
- It wanted you to warn. But there are no once of coupon…
- A that it must be with itself conveyed?
- Certainly! This is registration document to the driver license. So where your coupon?
- I do not know! He forgot, can, house. But i there anything do not have.
But they will not let go without the checking according to the base of data of such drivers. Frequently the coupons " lose” those, coma there is, what to tear away. Indeed for the repeated offense punishment is more severe.
- It is necessary to wait somewhat. Let us be connected with the alert unit. Now is a computer base united, there all offenses are visible. If they were, person on duty will give out everything.
In the minute comes the information about the previous transgressions of Sergey [Kostitsyn] - was placed auto- under the forbidding sign and it did not in time register machine. For two and one-half of the year of driver period not bad result.
-… and two additional disturbances… - sums up inspector.
- Why two?
- Exceeding speed and the absence of the coupon of warnings.
- A! Still coupon…
- According to the first article the penalty of 35 thousands, for the coupon - 17 500.
Most of all to inspectors, yes even to the fined drivers, reach inconveniences forms. Lots of time is necessary to their filling! Each transgression is described twice.
- The place of work, Sergey [Olegovich]?
- Hockey player i.
- So, and you do work where?
- Montreal. “Montreal [Kanadiens]”. Club of such.
To everything about all inspectors and distinguished hockey player spent minutes 20.
- A good driver. It is evident that man is considerable. He did not argue, it did not brawl. It is evident that it was upset. If all then to the radars of traffic control would react, better it would become on the roads.
I did not know they even had highways like that in Belarus.
My balloon is busted, where are those charging Cossacks? where are those German Panzer tanks facing off with Russian T47 Tanks?
Where are those frozen German infantry men being overrun by hoards of AK47 totan Russian soldiers bent on revenge. How come Sergie was not arrested for driving a German car? Were is the infamous black car with the infamous two KGB guys in those black hats that follow everybody 24/7? and worst of all, where is the super sexy russian female counter spy thats always ready to sleep with you in order to get information, I really miss her
If you read the article, the last part is about the officer saying that S-KOS was a good driver, and about how he didn't argue or anything, even if he was upset. He said that if there were more on the roads like him, the job would be easier for the traffic control cops.
I'm just guessing but I assume that a sweet ride like that must stick out like a sore thumb in Belarus. If the guy has money to be driving a new Mercedes he must have money to pay for tickets (ergo: police salaries).
You'd be surprised at the kind of cars you see in Eastern Europe. I lived in Riga for 3 months a couple of years ago and the cars driving around downtown were way nicer than the ones you see in Canada. Bentleys, Maybachs, Land Rovers are all over the place. Benzs, Beamers and Audis are a dime a dozen, people like to show they have money over there, even when they don't. Plus there is a lot of Russian money, oil and the not so legal kind funneling into eastern Europe.