Wedding car chains closely watched in Ingushetia  

Wedding car chains closely watched in Ingushetia
Recent Ingush wedding, when the cars were literally ramming each other

Yunus-Bek Yevkurov has mandated the establishment of an interagency working group that would monitor wedding car chains on the roads.

The Ingush authorities decided to intervene in wedding parties. The republic head, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, has commissioned the establishment of an interagency working group that would monitor wedding car chains on the roads.

According to Yevkurov, the measures are needed to combat gross violations of the traffic rules that are common during weddings. Last time a similar case left the Ingush head outraged occurred in the village of Surkhakhi. Men driving a Gelandewagen and a Mercedes ML were literally ramming each other each trying hard to take the place behind the bride's car. The incident caused a wide response after a video footage of what happened appeared on social networks. The local Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that the drivers were held accountable. Moreover, their cars were seized and placed into an impoundment lot.

Video: Wedding in Ingushetia

According to Magomed-Rashid Pliev from the Ingush Council of Elders, the custom of fighting for the place behind the bride's car in a wedding cortege has been there for a long time. However, if earlier it had been horsemen who did it, now the Ingush have cars, which led to accidents and emergency situations on the road. Pliev is convinced that the custom should be abandoned, and violators of the traffic rules must be held accountable, regardless of their names and ranks.

State Duma deputy Alikhan Kharsiev has supported Yevkurov’s decision to ban the so-called Avtodzhigitovka (Road Hotheads). In his opinion, it is vital to regulate mass events in the country by formalizing the rules in legislation.

"It makes sense to think about legislative regulation of parties in public places, this especially concerns the traffic on busy routes," Alikhan Kharsiev said in an interview to Kommersant.

It should be noted that Chechen Republic has had rules for wedding parties since 2015. In particular, the authorities banned shootings, which had been a wedding custom that often led to tragic implications. However, the ban does not seem to be the blanket rule, since shooting at parties is still not uncommon both in Chechnya and in other regions of Russia.

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