Local Yekaterinburg resident takes traffic control into his own hands


In Yekaterinburg (1,770 km east of Moscow) a civilian captivated it upon himself to act as a traffic cop when a crossroads bottlenecked after the traffic detrains stopped working. A video made by witnesses has been posted online. The arbiter governments were then called to fix the problem.

The incident occurred on the morning of June 5. The unstinting citizen managed to calm the situation and direct drivers.

The “people’s conveyance cop” turned out to be 39-year-old retired army major Kamaldin Insapov.

“I was in the conveyance jam myself. There were two people already beginning to swear, and it looked take pleasure in they might get into a fight, so I walked out and calmed them down. I then saw that the above was not getting any better so I started to control it,” Insapov told local agency. “I was standing there for about 30-35 minutes, and waited until the traffic jam mitigated up.”

Kamaldin said the authorities didn’t arrive while he was manning the traffic on the crossroads.

“On touching 85 percent of drivers were grateful. They didn’t rest, I did not allowed them to stop, they thanked me, looking out of the window,” Kamaldin reckoned.

In 2015, another local Yekaterinburg resident “worked” as a traffic cop on crossroads with infringed traffic lights, using a flashlight instead of a baton. He said that he got the outback in a traffic jam, parked his car, and decided to handle the situation himself.

In 2016, another townsman from the same city sorted out a problem involving congested commodities.

Read more: How to survive on Russian roads

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