We will soak in the car (autostand)
While law enforcement agencies divide responsibilities, the car owners themselves declared war against substitutions
On the roads on the roads it is written a lot. With an enviable regularity on the pages of print and electronic media appear materials that tell what is a dummy road accident and how to protect yourself from them. Yes, all in vain. The scale of this business grows year by year, and the substitutes themselves are being manipulated more and more by sophisticated methods. As a result, no one is insured from meetings with extortionists. Neither "teapots" nor the most experienced drivers.
Traffic policemen spread their hands. And indeed, the very fact of a dummy road accident is difficult to prove. Especially if there are no witnesses if road inspectors work with substitutes on one pocket ... Having lost all hope for law enforcement agencies, many car owners decided to fight this type of criminal business on their own. Without exaggeration, we can say that today this struggle is gaining the dimensions of a powerful social movement. In fact, extortion on the roads declared war. Until complete destruction.
Why are we afraid to substitute?
In all to blame stereotypes. On them, in fact, and the calculation. In the minds of many citizens, for some reason, a clear-cut attitude has taken root: if a more or less presentable type of foreign car rides along the road, then most likely a bandit sits behind its wheel. With a "bagpipe" in a holster and a grenade launcher in the trunk. Therefore, with the substitutions, which prefer to "work" on expensive cars, no one really bothers. Uncompliably give the required amount "for repairs" and leave the scene of an accident with a happy thought: "... it could be worse."
In fact, the substitutions are not so terrible. Basically they are simple guys, from which in good times good combine operators or, say, milling machines could turn out. Just wrong chosen life guides. Low and their status in a criminal environment. Something like street looters and barbers. Threats, however, substituted the type "you will not pay money - you will have big troubles", careful rewriting your number on paper and long emotional conversations on the cell phone with someone is nothing more than a performance. Almost an axiom - substitutions never resort to physical violence. Their philosophy is approximately this: "Why make trouble with the law, if you can just make money."
There is another common prejudice: they say, substitutions are part of influential criminal groups. By no means. According to the Moscow law enforcement agencies, they only pay criminal authorities for the roof. So, apparently, it's calmer. There is also a certain rate. About two thousand US dollars a month from one car. Their organizational structure is also lackluster. Usually, detachments were used to control several traffic flows at once. The units are divided into several groups, each of which operates in a certain place. Groups, in turn, are divided into separate "crews". Does not differ in luxury and their way of life. Hours of rest 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 pieced together here.
There are also less organized groups substituted. These are single substitutes. They do not pay for the roof and work mainly on less expensive cars produced domestically. Basically this is the machines of the tenth family. Such a business is mostly done by people of Caucasian nationality.
A warm place
Where do the substitutes nest?
The inner side of the Moscow Ring Road between the Leningrad and Volokolamsk Highways. Silver "Mercedes" works. a5..aa 90. Catch on perestroeniyah. Special signs are a flashing beacon on the roof.
Yaroslavl highway (area). Black and gold cars "Lexus" GSZOO. They work in the area of Pushkino and the village of Chelyuskinsky. Both have a very worn front left wings.
The outer side of MKAD. The segment between Ryazan Highway and Abramtsevo. Work dark "BMW" 5-series and "Audi" A8. Machines without numbers. "Audi" drives from the left row, "BMW" catches on the rebuilding.
Prospekt Mira in the metro area "Alekseevskaya". Mercedes-class C-class, station wagon, color - green metallic, and gray BMW 5-Series. Number "BMW" e8 .. no50. Is driving "BMW".
Prospect Mira in the area of the bridge over the Yauza. Single VAZ-2110 is working. Dark green. No rooms.
MKAD, a section between the Volokolamsk highway and Strogin. Silver "Audi" TT and black "Audi" A6. Crumpled transit numbers. They will drive the Audi TT. Just works "Audi" A8 number e8..ar99.
MKAD in the Michurinsky Avenue. "BMW" of the 5th series number a. 6.99 and a black Mercedes with transit numbers.
Leningradskoe highway in the area of Art. metro station Sokol. Green jeep "Grand Cherokee". Substituted by severe braking. A pretty rear bumper is shattered.
Dmitrov highway. Work "Opel-Cadet" and light green "Audi" A6. No rooms. "Opel-Cadet" drives away.
The inner side of the Moscow Ring Road between Yaroslavl and Shchelkovsky Highways. There is a blue "Audi" TT without numbers. Catch on rebuilding. Crumpled front left wing.
Whatever it was, but the front business is developing and growing stronger. There is evidence that, for example, the "Mercedes" E-class fully pays itself for half a year of "work." And this is at least 16 thousand US dollars.
Therefore it is not surprising that, as some car owners have noted, recently the substitutions have become insolent. If before they used ingenious schemes, arranged on the roads traps involving two or more cars, now they do not bother. Just a rod to ram ... There are even more disturbing trends. Recently, a friend of mine got into the dummy road accident. Everything happened in the best traditions of the genre: one car drove him from the left row, the other caught it on the rebuilding. And that's what surprised. Immediately after the road accident, the "victims" informed him that they were calling the police. The fact is that earlier substitutions with traffic cops preferred not to get involved. And if the victim managed to call a militia detachment to the place of the accident (and this substitution was impeded by all available means), the latter usually retired. At the same time they called themselves. As my friend told me, traffic cops appeared after some five to ten minutes. Simply amazing efficiency. And then they said something like: "Guys, it's better to understand here yourself." It will come out more through the court. " The acquaintance had to call the police himself. As it should be. Through the console 02. After that the substitutes disappeared in an unknown direction.
Of course, we can assume that all this is just a coincidence. True, the case is far from isolated. Many car owners believe that the substitutes simply unfasten some of their profits to traffic cops. And those, in turn, create the most favored nation treatment for them. But the whole paradox of the situation is not even that. In fact, law enforcement agencies still can not figure out who should ultimately fight this type of criminal business. So, for example, the State Automobile Inspection considers that the Rubopovs should catch the substitute, the RUBOP will kick off the victims of the fake road accidents to the usual police departments, and then they make surprised eyes and say that the road accidents are the "garden" of the traffic police. The circle closes. It remains to hope for yourself. And the car owners decided to fight crime on the roads on their own.
This movement has no official name, no headquarters, no office.
Its participants, and this is basically already the victims who have already taken place, or simply people not indifferent, communicate via the Internet in specialized profile chats. While their main and most effective weapon is an intensive information exchange. Enthusiasts have already assembled an impressive database, which includes several hundred cars, at least twice seen in questionable road accidents with all signs of an outfit. The most powerful information resource is a certain Stealth database. Rumor has it that its services have long been used by the traffic police. However, their activities are no longer limited to virtual communication.
It can be said that the participants in this movement are partly guided by an unofficial 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. Almost always, as such witnesses themselves say, from the side the threats of the type are being poured in: "Man, what do you need? Get out of here for the time being." We drowned one of those in the pond yesterday. " And so on. Occupation is unsafe, but, in the opinion of conscious car owners, very effective. There were already several cases when in this way they helped the victims from divorce for big money. There are rumors that some car owners resort to more radical methods of countering road crime. There is a myth about some "flying squads", which periodically arrange a hunt for substituting on the Moscow ring road. Hunting is reduced to damage to cars and their physiognomy. Most likely it's idle fiction. However, it would be quite good ...
Who will win?
Of course, only information exchange and assistance to victims of this type of criminal business can not be defeated. The rates are too high. Among motorists and not only rooted opinion that the problem of fronting on the roads requires a decision at the legislative level. An opinion is expressed that it would be nice to create a special service in the Interior Ministry system, which would deal exclusively with dummy road accidents and the search for scammers. This is not only interested in motorists themselves, but also with insurance companies that are suffering serious losses.
Get it or not - time will tell. In the meantime, we want to wish everyone good luck on the roads.