Although it seems useless, the warning lights still seem to work without obstacles.
It was discovered by all the activists. -
Russian People's Front（ONF)
Campaign to fight corruption and government waste.
The activist group estimates that traffic lights need about 2 million roubles. (
More than $30,000)to install.
Maintenance of the equipment also requires funds, apparently from the city budget.
"In 2014, there are plans to build a road in the open space.
However, an ONF spokesman said that the shortage of funds did not make the idea come true.
The group said it was planning to contact the local government to find out how much money had been spent on the project and see if it was meaningful to continue allocating funds.
Photos of traffic lights quickly spread across Russian social media, ranging from anger to irony.
Some people want to know if the driver will be fined when the red light is on or exceeds the speed limit in front of him.
Others guessed where the money initially flowed along the road, suggesting that city authorities might know.
Others just laughed at the photos.
The Internet frenzy has prompted local authorities to try to justify "nowhere to escape" traffic lights.
Nicolas Stepanov, head of Yaroslavl Municipal Services, said: "In fact, there is traffic in this area, but traffic is very small. "
"Although the asphalt road has not yet been built, the owners have managed to build a rural road to their home.
That's why traffic lights are needed at this intersection.
However, the pictures of the area make it hard to believe that traffic control is necessary in the area.
Even at intersections near traffic lights, vivid imagination is needed.