Street racers and police to unite against golden youth
Moscow Police Commissioner Anatoly Yakunin, who had repeatedly condemned the rich kids, initiated a discussion on how the elite youth behaves on the road.
On June 22, security agents, social activists and street racers discussed the problem of street racing and lawlessness provoked by kids from rich families of high-ranking officials and prominent businessmen. The meeting at the State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate was attended by Chief of Russian Traffic Police Directorate in Moscow Viktor Kovalenko, Moscow social activists, including Anton Tsvetkov, Deputy Head of the Department of Transport and Infrastructure Development of the Moscow government Dmitry Savchenko, and auto bloggers with street racers. The discussion was initiated by the Moscow Police Commissioner Anatoly Yakunin, who had repeatedly condemned the spoiled rich youngsters.
The round table discussion focused on the issues of road safety, such as prevention of street racing in residential areas, maintaining order on the streets and roads of Moscow, and allocation of specialized areas for street racing. The brainstorming resulted in a decision to create a single working group, which aims to help all the interested parties with productive interaction. The group will include leaders of various street racing clubs, metropolitan traffic police officers, social activists and other concerned citizens.
On May 22, a group of young people, including the son of Lukoil Vice-President, Ruslan Shamsuarov, organized a race with police cars, blatantly violating the traffic rules. The elite youth broadcast this pursuit in the Periscope social network. A criminal investigation into the threat of violence and insulting a public official was opened. Soon afterwards, similar cases in Russia and Moscow in particular occurred, they involved children of businessmen and state officials.
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