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In all countries, roads serve for movement, and we also have theft.


This cynical and insolent way of "divorce for money", called "setting up a loch," as a kind of criminal craft appeared on Russian roads in the early 90s, and since then, once extinguished, then again blossoming in double-color, sweeps out bank notes in rubles and USD. from the wallets of ordinary drivers. And the Rules of the Road, like all laws, are written for the law-abiding and leave enough chances to be framed by all the rules.

"Emergency" craft

The traffic police admitted the inability to resist the "bases"

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia is in favor of introducing amendments to the relevant provisions of the Law on compulsory motor third party liability insurance, since it considers it unnecessary to take part in inspecting road accidents without victims and victims. was informed about this by Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Russia Colonel-General Sergey Shchadrin.

With the introduction of the law on OSAGO, the load on road inspectors increased six-fold. The Ministry of Internal Affairs will soon submit to the government for consideration relevant proposals, which will then be submitted to the State Duma for approval by lawmakers. Thus, the traffic police has practically recognized its inability to resist the so-called "roadside" with the help of OSAGO and is ready to shift all responsibility for the loss of car owners in case of minor accidents to the citizens themselves and insurers.

The average is paid 14 thousand rubles. for each case, with government calculations for a maximum of 400 thousand insurance payments.

February 4, 2004

Dear zakharov.

Here is my story for you. I hope that this publication will do its bit in fighting off the roads on the road and can be of help to some motorist not to get into this shit.

April 8, 2005 at the time of 17-30

Location - MKAD, the outer side, Elk Island, before reaching the junction of Yaroslavskyi sh. about 2-3 km. I go in the fourth row of 90-110 km. Nine (room: region 76) is loaded: salon to the eyeballs plus a trunk with boxes, orientated only on the side mirrors, i.е. the review is not the best for me. For a couple of miles to Yaroslavka (me there) it's time to rebuild closer to the right row. I turn the turn and move to the right. Suddenly, behind the right flashing headlights, buzzing very angry, well I think the man, Che so nervous, if he cut you, then without contact, although where did you come from is a mystery. In the mirror you can see that the car is rich. Well this one else blinked a couple of times, I looked at the right turn and lagged behind with a shift to the roadside. I'm driving further, there's absolutely nothing to the curtains. I look - it rushes like a scalded, illuminating like a special cortege, gets attached to the right, gestures to my car, that they say it's not all right and waving, they say let's go to the side of the road. We rise ...

Further all as in descriptions on resources about autostands.

ONE RETREAT: I have no idea what I took in circulation, I'm writing now when I was already divorced, but at the time of the events everything looked more than believable.

He has a Lexus executive class, shows on the left front bumper and wing. There are no dents, a small scratch is 5 cm in length and 2 in width. Depth - only a thin layer of paint is removed ...

10 April 2005

Three suspects in the organization "avtopostav" detained in Moscow

MOSCOW, November 10, 2008 - RIA Novosti. Employees of the Moscow Criminal Investigation Department (MUR) detained three suspects in organizing and conducting so-called "auto-support", acting in the guise of security forces in the south, south-west of Moscow and the Moscow Ring Road (MKAD), RIA Novosti reported on Monday the head of the press- service of the MoD Alexei Bahromeev.

According to Bahromeev, the attackers who came to the capital from Penza to the Lexus GS-300 with a scratched wing, headlight and glass were usually chosen as the "victims" of older drivers with glasses. They simulated a collision and pressed the car of the victim to the roadside.

"Then an accomplice of scammers in the form of a public service worker approached the road accident participants, who imperceptibly scratched the car of the victim and, under the pretext of cleaning the street, asked to immediately remove the cars from the roadway," the representative of the MUR said.

The interlocutor of the agency noted that after that a man appeared from the Lexus, who appeared to be a "colonel of law enforcement agencies". He called the traffic police and told the victim that the accomplice, who was on duty as a duty officer of the traffic police in the district, confirmed that the surveillance cameras recorded that the car of the victim had violated the traffic rules and that the driver was threatened with deprivation of rights. A fake policeman reported that he was sending an analysis team to the scene of the accident.

After that, the colonel "managed" to agree with the inspector, so that the group did not come to an analysis, and he proposed to solve the issue peacefully. At the same time, the injured were told that the damaged Lexus was official, so repair must be carried out in the special box, which "requires special permission from the general," said Bahromeev.

"As a result, scratches on the body cost the driver 200 thousand rubles." In the end, appeared "subordinate" colonel, who agreed to go for money, "- said Bahrameev.

According to the representative of the Moscow Criminal Investigation Department, the criminals traveled "on business" almost every day and sometimes during the day they could organize several "autostanders". According to operatives, scammers acted in Moscow for at least six months.

The investigation of the case continues, the total amount of material damage is established.

"At the moment, other members of the criminal group and drivers who suffered from their unlawful actions are being established," Bahromeev said.

The meaning of this initially fraudulent combination is straightforward and simple: to provoke an accident by substituting the car for a weak blow, and then, intimidating and psychologically pressing the victim, to force it (and, best of all, at the scene of the staging) to pay a tidy sum for repairing the car.

As a front, most used used cars are prestigious and expensive brands: Mercedes, which for the "coolness" can be glued on the nameplate, which designate the most expensive models; BMW fifth and seventh series; Audi 80, 100 or A6 of the first years of production; Volvo eighth or ninth series. There are Saab 9000, Mitsubishi Galant, Lexus. That is, cars with an image of expensive, the real price of which, however, can fluctuate within 10 thousand dollars. After all, not everyone knows that the 10-year-old 735th BMW or Mercedes in the 124th body with quite decent appearance can cost less than a new "dozen." Yes, and in the minds of many rooted: if the road is more or less presentable type of foreign car, then most likely for her driving - a thug. With a "bagpipe" in his pocket and a Kalashnikov rifle under the seat as a calculator for final calculations. Therefore, with the substitutions "working" on expensive cars, no one really bothers, but resignedly give the required amount "for repairs" and leave the scene of an accident consoling with the thought: "... it could be worse."

Image cars for "bombing" are selected on the largest car market of the number of "pendant", that is, those for some reason can not be profitable to sell. These include cars that have problems with customs clearance or who have been in a serious accident, but repaired to an ideal condition. Dummy vehicles from the "brigade" can be several - while one is hastily repaired, others "work" on the road.

You can also determine cars by a number of indirect signs: these are thoroughly contaminated numbers on a relatively clean car or their absence; non-Russian license plates, paper "transit" sheets, the presence of obvious repair marks on the car, damage to body parts, worn out on the left front wing, etc. Whole and undamaged cars are almost never substituted.

This is a very profitable business - according to one data, Mercedes E-class (at least $ 16 thousand) fully pays for itself in half a year of "work", and the driver can have up to $ 10 thousand a month, for others - only for a day "substitutions" "earn "up to $ 10 thousand.


According to the Central Internal Affairs Directorate, an average of about 10 criminal groups are engaged in the staging of an accident every day in Moscow, some of which attract the employees of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate to their criminal activities. At the same time, again, contrary to stereotypes, substitutes are not part of the influential groupings, but they only pay for the "roof" - about two thousand dollars a month from one car. And their status in the criminal environment is not high - something like lohotronschikov and barsetocnikov.

"Work" "base-brigade" from morning until late at night. In the morning, many of the "sponsors" rush to work, and the delay because of the traffic police's expectation is doubly undesirable. And because the "client" is easier "to breed for money." As well as on a rainy night in a deserted and dark place.

Their organizational structure is also lackluster. Usually, detachments were used to control certain transport routes or their sections. The units are divided into several groups, each of which operates in its place. The groups, in turn, are divided into separate "crews". Crews of front cars leaving for business, consist of 2-4 people - the driver and "razborschikov-razvodil." Some crews are international, they consist of people from the Caucasus and Slavs. Drivers in most of their aces - because the implementation of "dummy" maneuver often requires filigree and special driving skills. As a result, meetings with extortionists are not insured by either "teapots" or the most experienced drivers.

Does not differ in luxury and their way of life. Hours of leisure are spent in inexpensive roadside cafes. If, for example, you see a few foreign cars with crumpled and carelessly painted front left wings next to any public catering establishment, you should know that "substitutions" are being milled here.

There are also less organized groups - single substitutes. They do not pay for the roof and work mainly on domestic cars (VAZ-21099 and the "tenth" family), sometimes paired with shabby and inexpensive foreign cars.


Earnings "substituted" depends on the correct choice of the victim, and not every car owner will be honored to become a "sponsor", as ironically call their prey substitutions.

Outside the risk zone, new expensive and prestigious foreign cars. There are few chances to encounter "shoe" in brand new domestic cars with tightly tinted windows and sports disks - you can not see who is in the cabin and how many. Rarely substituted for cars in which several people are traveling - witnesses at the bases are useless, and even "single-handedly looted" by a single driver is much easier.

It is hardly worth worrying to the owners of domestic shabby transport. According to criminal logic, such people probably will not find a tenth of the requested amount, especially with oneself, and money should be received as soon as possible. Bandits understand that if the victim turns out to be insolvent, she will start looking for other ways out of the situation - contact the police (and most probably not in the traffic police, but in the UBOP) or attract familiar "brothers". Therefore, the victim should not only be solvent, but able to pay on the spot or within the next time and without fierce resistance and attraction of the above-named comrades.

Cute "substitutions" "teapots" and fans of chatting while driving on the mobile. The type of easy prey is a novice driver with a "U" sign on the glass. Under such a "podstavitsya" easier, and the lack of experience can become a decisive argument against him. A lot depends on the manner of driving. Looking at the traffic flow, you can easily see in it potential "customers" substituted - riders without a head, carelessly jumping from row to row.

Favorite cars are fresh "eight" - "dozens" and relatively inexpensive foreign cars - that is, cars whose owners, on the submission of swindlers, are sufficiently provided to pay in place, but not steep enough to deal with them.

But the best, in the opinion of the substitute, for the role of "sponsor" is a typical representative of the middle class - law-abiding, modest and with money a prosperous clerk. His clothes are issued - corporate, standard and accurate. The car is a modern model, new, but not the most expensive. Inomarka, a sedan of a business class such as Nissan Primera or Maxima; Opel Vectra - Omega; Peugeot-406, Renault Laguna, VW Bora or Passat.

Beginners substitutes-singles, foolishly run into women, which the professionals prefer not to do. Ladies in an accident often begin to pour tears, and 100 percent call husbands, acquaintances and patrons, among whom may be very serious and authoritative person.

"Fake" options

Schemes of collision and weaning money for a decade have been worked out by "stand-brigades" to perfection, and the mechanism for staging an accident can be different.

Here are a few stories told by eyewitnesses of dummy accidents:

"For quite some time I read about the bases. Several times, I thought, I saw the substitutions, but 100% sure that it was they, was not.

And yesterday I became a witness. Leningradskoe highway, area of ​​Sheremetyevo bridges, direction - to the region, time 21:15. I and three of my fellow co-workers go to work in Zelenograd. Food, as usual, I rotate my head 360 degrees. I can see that behind the slalom there are two eye-sighted Merseys with the included dimensions.

I pricked up my ears. For a couple of seconds they hang in the back in the "fighting position" (I was riding in a dense stream in the left row). But having seen how many people I have in the cabin - change my mind and dump to the right, without blinking me once. I inform my friends that it is very likely that these are "substitutions". I dumped to the right for them.

I catch up with the food in the middle row. I see the alleged victim - this is Nissan-Maxima. I have time to make out a substitute. One is silver, the other is black. The disposition is as follows: in front of me both Mersa go, the black is rearranged to the left row. Blinking Nissan, he immediately starts rearranging to the right, and the silver one, at the moment when Nissan crosses the separator, makes a thrust in his direction, bangs into the side of the bumper, Nissan rides round to the left and they begin to stop. I'm rebuilding and stopping for Nissan.

Ahead stopped Mersey. The four of us started to get out of the car, and as soon as we got out, Merc immediately faded, so much so that some of the comrades did not even notice it.

From "Maxima" uncle climbed out in complete perplexity (in the lounge sat a lady). I began to explain to him that I had just been framed.

I must say that he listened to me very wary and with some distrust. Apparently I thought that we were also part of some sort of stand-up. "Something I did not understand where he hit me," he said. I showed him the tracks on the bumper. There even scratches did not really exist - only the dirt was cleaned. In general, I still rubbed something and when asked him whether his car was insured - he completely lost confidence, said "thank you" and left.

We also sat down and went to ourselves ... I wanted, of course, to look at these assholes but it did not work out, or maybe it's for the best ... "

"... I'm coming home from work. The time is 5:30 pm. Before entering Novoperedelkino in Borovskoy, just under the overpass with a pipeline, it is usually dark there, behind a sharp signal and headlights at point-blank range. I'm in the far left, we're going fast, about 80.

The first thought-machine "To give ...", the second "Why?". There is no special signal, we go briskly, no one is in front of me, but I see in the mirror that a car without lighting has been glued to the right rear of the bumper. The rear presses sharply, brazenly, with noise. I add gas and do not react, I keep my range, because I understand who I deal with. So go for about 30 seconds, the speed is already under 100. The front lines go fast. Rear aggressiveness slows down, but the one that hangs on the right on the bumper is tight. Ahead is red and I'm slowing down braking without changing course.

Rear - Volvo 940, dark blue, on the roof antenna from the mobile, behind the wheel alone. The one that "glued" to the rear right - Audi-100, maroon, in the car two. Both pass quickly to the next traffic light at the entrance to Novoperedelkino, and sharply, after two continuous turns in the opposite direction, for a new victim.

Just did not expect that these jackals would fumble around in such places, even in the head was not. Everything is very detailed, they are calculated and directed to a psychological attack.

A couple of days in the evening, on the descent from the metro bridge and at the turn to the Frunzenskaya embankment, I turn on the right turn from the middle row, and right after that the black BMW coming to the right stands abruptly under my bumper. As felt, jackals, the soul is not calm since the last time. I brake almost to a full stop, I miss, they wait, me too. There are almost no cars around. Almost standing. Realizing that until they leave, I will not turn, BMW accelerates sharply and leaves ahead. The rooms are very dirty, not visible. In the car, two, a haircut of a beaver, ears with an ax. There was no support machine, apparently the "shift" was over.

I returned home - my head spun like a hinge, I surveyed everything 360 degrees. "

And can, for example, and just rub "on the sinusoid": the driver quietly rides in his row, not turning anywhere, and it's still neatly trimmed. This is done, as a rule, where an "accident" was planned in advance. In this place, "pre-prepared witnesses" smoke, who will say: "Well, man, you can not go on like this." Why did you cut it? Do not need songs, I've seen everything. " They can also be "on duty" and bought by traffic policemen.

Trapped and where maneuvers require special care: at roundabouts, at congresses with interchanges, departures from secondary, etc. The victim approaches the front of a standing car, that pretends to be moving, the victim looks to the left and also starts to move ... Suddenly - a blow. The one ahead, who seems to have traveled, it turns out, is worth it ... Of course, the one who is behind is guilty ...

"Rough" method of setting up is when the victim is overtaken, cut and sharply inhibited, substituting already fairly battered non-traditional way of life forage. If the alleged "sponsor" did not have time to brake - they will try to hang everything that was and what was not. And again, the one who is behind is always to blame.

Rare, but especially nastily this way: in a traffic jam on a slope in front of a standing car slides backwards. To flash to no avail. Behind the blow followed by the claim.

The widespread ways of "framing", which vary according to the situation, are the following:

"Works" a couple of cars.

1. The potential victim moves in the extreme left row. It catches up with someone terribly hurrying, densely sits on the tail and begins to persistently semaphore the far-off light. The logic of most normal drivers is to give way. Unaware of the dirty trick, the victim begins to rearrange to the right and at this point the victim is caught by a car that emerged from under the earth, calmly moving a little way off and you either did not notice or did not notice - the dead zone, dark, off, rain , dirt and so on. The car that drives the victim from the strip pretends to leave, and you are left alone with the "innocent victim".

2. On a relatively free road, moving along the far left row at a good speed, the potential victim of the "divorce" catches on with a sluggish crawl ahead of the alleged "teapot", which stubbornly refuses to give way. The victim makes a dash to the right, and there is already waiting for the interceptor.

3. Or this way: a potential "victim" rides an average number. To the right rolls "podstava", to the left - "driving" - an expensive car, the possibility of "contact" with which instinctively is rejected by any normal driver. So they go three together - in parallel and nearby. Suddenly, "driving" makes a sharp turn of the helm in the direction of the victim. That, in order to avoid contact, also goes to the right. Even if the "victim" controls his right side, the "set-up" can suddenly move toward the "victim" while remaining within its lane. As a result, the "victim" enters starboard into the left side of the "podstavy". According to the SDA in the accident, the "victim" is to blame. "The driver" leaves, his back numbers, of course, can not be read.

"Podstava" is single

1. Comes to the starboard side from the rear, in no way betraying his intentions to approach, and waits for the restructuring of the "sponsor" in the right-hand row. Following the rules, the "victim" will show the right "turn" in advance. "Podstava" with all his behavior makes it clear to the "sponsor" that he misses it. But as soon as the "victim" moves the steering wheel to the right, the "podstava" sharply accelerates, substituting its port side under the starboard side of the victim. For the convenience of staging such an accident, the "picket" chooses a dark time, gloomy weather, a dark car and rides only with "dimensions".

2. "Victim" tries to leave the left or middle row (including also on a circular motion). At this point, you are hacked to the right. As a rule, not before, but immediately after the blow follows an outrageous bibikanie. This is also part of the performance, calculated, among other things, on possible witnesses - "I supposedly signaled, but he ...". Or interception by the starboard side of the one who cheerfully rushes along the right row and, going around parked cars, does not give way to neighbors to his left.

This list of techniques is "far from complete", but it is enough to understand the principle of "dummy" accidents, the result of which is the same - after a seemingly easy contact, the "victim" finds a whole bunch of "damage" - from small dents and scratches to fallen out headlights and torn off bumpers.

Who is guilty?..

If you get on the stand, two situations are possible:

The first - when rihtanuli is not strong, and the culprit of the accident is not obvious. In such cases, if you managed to call the traffic police, the substitutes leave quickly. But even in this situation it is necessary to wait for the traffic police and draw up a report in which all damages of the car from the road accident should be made (even if it will be a barely perceptible scratch on the bumper). There were cases when substitutions after the departure of the victim returned to their place with "their" GAI officers and then "for quite legal reasons" they demanded money "for repairs." And even the presence of civil liability insurance will not help here, because you, ostensibly, have left a place of road accident, and in such cases insurance companies pay to refuse.

The second - if they "substituted" well, suppose, caught the victim in the rebuilding or they have obvious damage from this accident. Here they will not simply leave, even if your civil liability is insured.

Nevertheless, the driver insured at the GO when meeting with the "substitutions" can feel more confident - with proper behavior, he almost does not face the payment of "repair" of the machine - "podstavy."

In any case, immediately after the accident , call the traffic police yourself (02 or rescue service - 911, on MTS-mobile 112). If "substitutions" are called, then the GAI officers will most likely work together with them and the pressure will only become tougher. People in uniform along with the crooks will insist on a calculation on the spot. All the same, demand the registration of the protocol, having made sure beforehand that it is still a traffic police officer, and not a "municipal", not an "ecologist" and especially not a hunter from the local hunting farm.

Do not leave the scene of an accident, do not touch the car, although the substitutions will insistently suggest that you move to the side of the road and inspect the damage "in a calm environment." Let it be the busiest place - do not take away the car before the arrival of the traffic police!

Dear Alexander,

I head the Russian representative office (branch or bureau - you can call it in various ways) of Eurotax, whose business is information support for the assessment of the vehicle.

At us in the country "official calculations" of damage after road accidents are made according to the accepted standards and techniques of an estimation of the TS, and differ a little from that that you have written.

1. Calculation for cars older than three years is made taking into account maintenance on conventional (and not necessarily on authorized services) ie. the cost of work (norm-hours) is much lower. Substitute, as I understand from the article, cars older than 3 years.

2. There is such a thing as physical wear of parts, components and assemblies ie. the cost of the damaged part is clearly not the cost of a new one (unless the accident is not at the factory or the cabin Smile happy ) so the older the car, the less the cost of the part, and the less the cost of the damage caused. If the culprit will repair the car on the victim's service, this will result in a much larger amount than to give money on the official calculation.

This is short ...

Dmitry Skatchkov

Transdekra AG
Geroev Panfilovzev str., 24
Russia 125480 Moscow
Tel .: +7 095 4969244
Fax .: +7 095 4969383

One should not think that it is possible to agree in an amicable way without the militia (such as injuries, nothing at all). For one only scratched bumper with you will require more than $ 1000. And the official calculations will not be much less. (Despite the fact that the car is old, all spare parts will be put new, supplied from abroad by the manufacturers). If there is a small scratch on the wing, they will recolor the entire wing (bumper, door). And if you go with the "substitutions" in their service, then be prepared for the master to announce the spars ($ 5000). Especially since the spars are really "behaviors". This, by the way, once again speaks about the economic benefits of "framing". Do not settle for "mutual guilt", because then you have to repair their car, and they - yours. The difference in price is not difficult to estimate.

It is not bad to enlist the support of witnesses of an accident. Especially those who have seen a deliberately created emergency situation. Be sure to write down their coordinates. If the substitutions understand that this is a witness, while you are dealing with one of them, others will "press" on the witness and he can simply leave. But then, having his data, in a calm environment you can agree with him.

After the "accident" begins, for what it's all actually started - "divorce for money" ...

"Raises", as a rule, the passenger (passengers). The "client" is beginning to be convinced that he must pay voluntarily and directly on the spot. For a better understanding of this "debt," he will be shown a whole play in which the victim is given the main role - the role of the "sponsor".

"Sponsor" will begin to persuade to pay voluntarily and directly on the spot. That the "sponsor" understands this better, he will be shown an excellent performance, with the director and actors.

Everything starts relatively politely: "... Well, you yourself are to blame, you should pay", "What is to be done, the machine is not ours, we must urgently repair what the owner will say? ..".

Some of the "bred" practices an ancient, well-known and well-proven method of "evil-good." "Evil" requires a maximum amount, and "good" agrees to a significantly smaller, motivating that, so be it, they will be repaired by friends.

If the "client" rests, then soft pressure often turns into the most rigid, fortunately, in most cases verbal, its forms. Late in the evening or at night, in a deserted place, the stage of warm-up ceremonies, as a rule, is missed, immediately starting with frank and specific threats.

What to do?..

The basic rule: during the "divorce" behave naturally and most importantly - do not lose self-control. Remember that the legal way substitutions are not beneficial initially. First, they will not receive the required amount, and secondly, they do not need to "glow" in law enforcement agencies and insurance companies (if you have civil liability insured).

Even if it's scary, try not to show fear - jackals feel the victim's fear and become even more aggressive ... This is the most difficult, because "press" will be strong. Do not pay attention to threats, attempts to "break through" into pity, the game of "good" and "bad" and other tricks. Now it's not the beginning of the 90s and the overwhelming majority of scumbags and bespredelschikov either have grown wiser, or are in a different world and are unlikely to return. Podstava - a business built on the unprovability of intent to cheat and "clean" crime is not necessary. But also it is not necessary to build from itself "abrupt", to threaten with the communications, to behave defiantly - after all exceptions happen from any rules. Do not show "substitutions" and documents - according to the law, you owe them only to police officers.

To avoid unnecessary threats, be closed in the car, and do not go out before the traffic police arrive. Call home, friends, outline the situation in which you hit, describe the brands, numbers, signs of cars "substituted" and themselves. And the door and glass of your car will necessarily knock, invite "talk like a man," threaten to break the glass and face ... Do not answer. It is better to dial the police phone again and say that you are threatened with reprisal. By the way, telephone calls for 02 and 911 are recorded. In addition, you can call and consult on the situation in the service of round-the-clock legal assistance to motorists "Avturyurservis", whose operational telephones: 658 ("Bi-Line"), 08-31 (MTS), 088 (MSS).

IMPORTANT! Call only "02" and ask that you are connected with the RUBOP. The fact is that "random" militiamen can be at one with bandits. ("002" is dialed from your mobile phone - provided that you are in Moscow.) If you are outside the city, then in order to find out how to get in touch with the local police, connect with your mobile phone operator. Very good, if your mobile phone has a camera. Click "substitute" and the numbers of their car. (Incidentally, in most cases, this alone will force them to hurry into their car and leave).

Indirect confirmation of the staging of an accident can be:

- There are no numbers on the "injured" car or they are stained with dirt. The glasses are strongly toned.

- the leading role in the analysis of the accident is borne by the passenger (s), and not by the driver of the "injured" vehicle

- the presentation of claims and the immediate demand for money with veiled or very specific threats, the provision of psychological pressure;

- the desire to "sort out" without calling the traffic police, or call the traffic police themselves;

- obvious discrepancy of damages of the "injured" motor vehicle and the "culprit" vehicle;

- persistent proposals to drive to their service or drive off to the side under the pretext that you need to inspect the damage quietly;

- setting strict time limits, such as: "money is needed in an hour, after 40 minutes the service closes, you have 2 hours to raise money, etc."

- the requirement, with the consent of the victim to pay the agreed amount, leave the documents, mobile phone or car as collateral;

- the tendency to "negotiate" - often during the "negotiations" the announced price of $ 1000 fell to $ 50 - "at least for paint", and there were cases even "on cognac".

If you stayed until the traffic police arrived and made a report, and you were immediately found guilty, then write down your dissenting opinion. In the protocol, cross the word offender and write - the driver. Be sure to write: "SDA did not violate". If you are in shock, then do not write anything else - then it is better to connect a lawyer. If you have not lost your self-control, write down everything to the smallest detail. About the dirt that has fallen from under the fenders, the nature of the damage (this will ensure that minor scratches do not turn into holes "two to three" meters), a clear discrepancy of damage to your car (very small) and cars "substituted" (bumper, wing, headlight). Make sure that the protocol is correctly drawn up the scheme and reflects all the circumstances of the accident. A competent "Special Opinion" in the future can be very useful. Remember, you are required to issue a copy of the protocol.

After drawing up the protocol, try to leave together with the police, otherwise the "divorce" can continue. Do not in any way agree to go with the "substitutions" to assess the damage and after the protocol. Assessment of damage should occur only after a decision is made on your guiltiness.

If the "substitutions" will see that it is not possible to quickly identify the guilty, then having deceived you and saying that you were put on the counter, they simply evaporate. However, at the same time be prepared for the fact that you will be called and threatened (and veiled). If they come to your house, then in any case do not leave the apartment to "just talk." In this case, they will be forced either to leave or to break into your apartment, which is already a serious article of the Criminal Code. And they do not have time to follow you (for "conversations") - you have to "make money".

Who protects whom?

The paradox of the situation is that the Ministry of Internal Affairs still can not figure out who should ultimately fight this kind of criminal business. GAI believes that the catch was set up by the UBOP.

Indeed, in the activity of substituting one can assume the presence of signs of an organized group - there is an organizer, accomplices, executors, a clear distribution of criminal roles, and sometimes corrupt ties. But at the time of the accident from a formal legal point of view, this is not at all obvious - an accident is an accident. And only if substitutions allow themselves direct extortion, that is, the demand for the transfer of property or the right to property under the threat of violence or the destruction or damage of property, or with the use of violence, then UBOP may interfere, article 163 of the Criminal Code of Russia is "native" for them. However, professionals "fake" with witnesses never allow direct threats against the victim. One-on-one is more than likely, but not all carry dictaphones with them, to write down these threats, and then attach the record to the application.

That's why from the UBOP and send victims of fake road accidents in the police department, and there they say that traffic accidents are a "garden" traffic police. GAI is firmly on the position that "... the work of the inspector - to record the fact of the accident; and identify the bases should be in the police department. "

However, in October 2002 in the structure of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Central Internal Affairs Directorate of Moscow, a department was created to combat fraud related to the staging of road accidents. The main task of the department is the development of investigative practices and the development of methodological recommendations for other departments of the Central Internal Affairs Directorate, as well as the identification of corrupt traffic cops. Previously, substitutions were brought to criminal responsibility, but only when it came to extortion.

However, these cases are rare. One such fact refers to the summer of 2002, when police officers "took" a group of scammers, who specialized in extortions through dramatization of accidents at the Moscow Ring Road. Three young people were detained at the time of the transfer of money: they demanded 40,000 rubles from the innocent driver of the Niva. And more recently, officers of the Central Office of the Western District of the capital have been rendered harmless by one of the groups, but they have not yet been formally charged.

Thus, the circle closes, and the car owners decided to fight crime on the roads on their own.

While their main and most effective weapon is an information exchange on the Internet. Enthusiasts have already assembled an impressive database, which includes several hundred cars, at least twice seen in questionable road accidents with signs of an outfit.

The activities of this, still not organizationally formed movement, is not limited to virtual communication. Participants in this movement, people who have already been in fake road accidents or just not partial, are partly guided by an unspoken code of honor. One of his postulates - if he saw the stand on the road, stop, call the police, explain the situation to the victim and give, if necessary, the testimony. Occupation is unsafe, but very effective. It is rumored that some car owners resort to more radical methods of countering road crime, even there is a myth about some "flying squads" that arrange a hunt for substituting on the Moscow ring road. Hunting is reduced to the corruption of substitution cars and physiognomy. Most likely this is certainly an idle fiction, but sorry ...

Substitutions and insurance

Only the exchange of information and assistance to victims of the substitution of this criminal business can not be defeated. The rates are too high. And in solving the problem of fake accidents, not only the motorists themselves are becoming more and more interested, but also insurance companies that are suffering serious losses - if the "dummy" car is not yet very lighted, they beat the insured car, and then receive money from insurance companies. Of course, cars with labels of insurance companies are substituted much less often than without them ... if only substitutive stickers will be seen. This works only with the schemes of "hitting", and when setting up on rebuilding - alas ...

Moreover, it should be remembered that civil liability insurance, giving a certain guarantee that you will not pay for the repair of a motor vehicle (although it is an illusion - as a result, the policyholders pay by increasing the tariffs), does not protect themselves from "framing", "divorce", pressure and threats, from repairing your car at your expense.

And the reasons for the unlawful "collision" did not disappear and with the introduction of compulsory insurance of civil liability - substitutions are received from insurance companies, although for them it is somewhat more difficult. In addition, the Civil Code has not been changed, and the "victim", as now, will be able to make claims to the culprit without communicating with the insurance company. To change the situation, it is necessary to prohibit the injured person from claiming compensation directly from the culprit, but to contact his insurance company.

Recently, "young" substitutions have started to appear that do not possess a driving skill and do not resort to ingenious schemes of professionals, just a rod for ramming new cars, and not just those that are "more expensive". "Beginners" do not care about stickers, insurance, and "wealth" of the substitute. Acting on the principle of "with the world in a thread ..." they just grab a piece and a smaller one - the "patsan" car is also not worth a penny to repair.

So, from the dummy road accident rescues not the insurance, but knowledge about the bases and the ability to correctly behave in the event of an accident.

Be attentive and good luck on the roads, friends!


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