VIPs in Moscow hiring ambulances to dodge traffic

Big News Network (ANI)
Friday 22nd March, 2013

VIP commuters in Moscow are now hiring ambulances fitted with plush interiors to dodge the city’s appalling traffic jams, it has been revealed.

Police in Moscow will now carry out checks on ambulances after reports that emergency vehicles are being rented out to VIPs in the city, reports the Telegraph.

The move comes after companies advertising rides in “ambulance-taxis” for upwards of 185 USD an hour appeared on the internet.

The vehicles are said to use their sirens to scatter traffic and deliver harried businessman to meetings on time.

A law enforcement source said one such vehicle had already been identified. He said during a patrol, when a medical car was stopped because of breaking traffic rules, police officers opened the automobile to check it and saw that the interior was fitted out like a high-class limousine with comfortable seats for transporting VIP passengers.

Moscow’s boulevards and ring roads are often at a standstill because of badly parked cars and a lack of restrictions on driving in the city centre. (ANI)

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