Dozens of metropolitan motorists said they were fined for a violation that was provoked by the incorrect operation of a traffic light, Autonews reports. The arrow of the road sign exuded a faint green glow while it was supposed to remain unlit.
The Moscow owner of the BMW 520d told the publication about an unusual trap on a bend from Starobitsevskaya street to Starokachalovskaya from the side of Varshavskoye Shosse in Northern Butovo, which was stopped by traffic police officers and was fined 1,000 rubles after driving to a dim green light. The man did not argue, but the next day he returned and found that the traffic light, instead of turning off, continued to shine with a green light, but much dimmer than at the moments allowed for travel.
“It turned out that you had to stand under the green arrow and wait for it to become brighter. But the motorists who were approaching the intersection did not notice the difference and turned right in the same way, ”the car owner explained.
The driver tried to challenge the decision on the fine by filing a complaint with the traffic police of the Internal Affairs Directorate in the South-Western Administrative Okrug. They promised to send an answer to him by “Russian Post”. The letter has not yet arrived.
Later it turned out that several dozen metropolitan motorists fell into the trap for a month, who expressed their indignation at the current situation in social networks. Soon the traffic light was repaired, which was reported by Alexander Evsin, deputy director of the Moscow data center, on his Facebook page.
“The arrow had a glow when it was supposed to be turned off. The luminescence is lower in comparison with the regular work, but quite sufficient for misleading. This is due to a fault in the wiring. At the moment, the fault has been completely eliminated, ”he wrote.