As British Columbian’s learned during the Olympics, important people must never waste time standing in lines or sitting in slow moving traffic. That is for people of lesser purpose.
Muscovites know this too. Their elites equip cars with flashing blue lights, which give them rights to ignore traffic laws and, even more importantly, serve as unmistakable status symbols.
So, when it is time to cut through traffic jams on their way to posh cottage settlements to the west of the city, on come the blue lights.
The Committee to Protect Drivers’ Rights represents people unhappy with privileges for a few. Their plastic bucket solution mocks the blue light advantage. The elites are not amused so police are taking action.