A Lesson in Russian Traffic Laws

Site of a small collision in Moscow

Today’s trip to the offices of Sokol started off with a crunch when the minivan we were riding in was hit by a small car at this intersection.

Thankfully the damage to both vehicles was small and we were on our way shortly after the insurance man arrived.

In Russia, if it is a minor accident, an insurance official arrives to take photos and information and then provides the information to the police, together with his opinion.

The police then determine which driver is a fault, who will get a ticket and whose insurance company must pay.

Given how bad traffic is, in both Moscow and Nizhny, I am guessing insurance companies are kept very, very busy!

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Author: Jane

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