WE AND THE CAR
/ STOP BLOW
LAWS OF LIFE
TEXT / ALEXANDER ZHIKHAREV
PHOTO / S. KORNUKHOV, I. MORGARETTO, D. KOMISSAROV, P. SAMYLKIN, A. ZHIKHAREV, M. KOLODOCHKIN
It seems that the times of mass repressions are long behind, but the main "Zekov" commandments: "Do not believe, do not be afraid, do not ask, " live to this day. Moreover, they emerge in the most, it would seem, unexpected manifestations of our lives. For example, in traffic.
DO NOT BELIEVE
No one should doubt the validity of the installation of signs. Drawn: the main road is to the left, the secondary roads are straight and to the right, which means that it is so. Somewhere, but not in the city of Raduzhny, Tyumen region (photo 1). If the gullible, God forbid, travels according to the sign, the consequences can be dire: there is no designated adjacent road, and there never has been. A large ditch and a wasteland teeming with ravines. Maybe local road services are “in share” with a body shop?
But the combination of signs in Murmansk (photo 2). There "slightly" limited speed. To … "zero." A law-abiding driver would have stayed there - whole polar days and nights. But local residents relate to road signs with the usual Russian distrust and calmly move on without batting an eye.
DO NOT BE AFRAID
If you rephrase the famous words from the song, then we can say: the coward does not drive on Russian roads. We are so accustomed to danger that the body constantly requires adrenaline.
On Yalta street in Moscow (photo 3) is being renovated - you can’t drive. But daredevils do not care. Especially for these, a speed limit of 40 km / h was established. However, only a short distance - in the background is another "brick". Only the most fearless can go further?
And in Vologda, extreme driving enthusiasts have chosen a construction site (photo 4). You can’t even walk here. And you can’t walk even in a helmet - a reinforced concrete slab may fall from above. History is silent about how Vologda residents manage to ride here, but the “brick” posted on public display makes it clear that there have been such attempts. Yeah, the Camel Trophy is resting.
The difficulties of life temper people. In Odintsovo, Moscow Region (photo 5), drivers got into the habit of washing cars on the street. The public sounded the alarm - ruin the nature! They stopped the stop, so they adapted to wash the car on the go. Rumor has it that in the future they are going to hold competitions on the speed of washing and on the speed of the car during washing.
DO NOT ASK