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Wind-driven wooden whirligig “Road policeman”

Wind-driven wooden whirligig “Road policeman”

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Wind-driven wooden whirligig “Road policeman” is based on everyday life scene - a policeman stops big truck.

The history of the creation of this whirligig dates back to 2014-2015-2016, when the Russian authorities began to implement the Platon toll collection system.

By that time, a whole layer of free people had created in Russia who owned trucks to transport various goods. 

These were free people, small proprietors, such “knights of distant roads”. Each in possession had one, less often several trucks. They themselves determined what goods to transport, themselves agreed with producers of goods and with the owners of bases and shops. 

These were freelancers, free market romantics. But nothing can last forever. Under the pretext of the need to raise money for road repairs, the state launched an attack on the elements of the free market.

A computer tracking system has been developed that is designed to tax free truck owners and put them in an environment where it becomes unprofitable for them to do business. 

In practice, the system of collecting money turned small owners from truck owners into hired drivers who are forced to work for large transport corporations.

The introduction of the Platon system provoked indignation of free owners. They carried out joint actions - strikes, pickets, etc. These were notable events in Russia.
Especially in some regions.

Here is the help on this issue from Wikipedia -

Platon (toll system) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Platon (Russian: Платон) is an electronic toll collection system established in Russia in November 2015. The toll is collected from trucks over 12 tons, with the proceedings going to a federal fund for road maintenance. A subsidiary of the state-owned Rostec corporation holds a 50% stake in the collection system operator, with the Putin-associated Rotenberg oligarchs owning the other half.

The objective of the system is to offset the damage caused by heavy trucks to the country's major highways. As of April 2017, road users who drive vehicles included in the scheme are required to pay a levy of 1.90 rubles ($0.03) per kilometer. Rosavtodor, the Russian federal agency for road transport, asserts that 58% of the damage to roads is caused by heavy trucks. Revenues from the system amounted to 22 billion rubles in 2016.

The implementation of the system sparked protest among truck drivers across Russia, especially in the Dagestan region. Most truckers in Russia own and operate their vehicles as independent contractors, and many fear the levy will render their business unprofitable. 

Whirligig Road Policeman was created based on those events.

 

 

 

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