"Dodgy" tow trucks in Kyiv: who actually gets paid when police evacuate your car?
What to do if your car was evacuated? What rights you have? How much will it cost you to park mistakenly in Kyiv, and why is the budget not replenished because of the traffic violators? We explain in our piece.
According to the Department of Transport Infrastructure of the Kyiv City State Administration, in the third quarter of 2020, 17,872 cars parked in violation of traffic regulations were evacuated in Kyiv. For violating the rules of stopping, and parking, captured on video, the city budget received 5 million hryvnias.
However, if you're a little more attentive and know how much wrong parking "costs" when your car is evacuated, questions arise. Journalist Serhii Hrishyn calculated:
If you divide 5 million by 17872 cars = 279.76 UAH.
Дивіться як цікаво. За ІІІ квартал евакуювали 17872 авто, міський бюджет отримав від евакуації 5 млн. грн. А якщо…
However, this amount is only close to reality, because it's much more expensive to pick up a car from the penalty area.