Wednesday, July 27, 2005

LRC blog pick
In the Ukraine there are no more traffic cops
And the driving is fine, thanks

Sometimes even socialists can get it right.
The story of the "liquidation" of Ukraine's State Automobile Inspectorate (DAI) began in June after President Viktor Yushchenko, the pro-Europe politician who led the country's Orange Revolution at the end of 2004, decided to drive to the mountainous [sic] for some hiking.
I understand that the Russian agency of the same name (ГАИ, pronounced ‘guy’) is a terror of ordinary citizens in a country that’s already pretty terrifying.
"...driving is less stressful because now you don't have to worry about some goon on every street corner inventing violations to hit you for a bribe."
- Vadym Chabanov, a Kiev courier rider

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