Editor's note: This video is part of a series. The Moscow Times will publish a selection of unusual incidents on roads in Moscow and the Moscow region in the coming weeks. Watch this space for more video clips.
One sunny day late last month, a truck driver showed off his lightening-fast reaction time on Yaroslavskoye Shosse by slamming on his brakes at a red light and swinging the wheel of his rig to stop it just before a crosswalk.
In footage of the incident shot by a camera mounted on a trailing car, the truck is shown cruising along the highway before suddenly stopping at a traffic light by skidding across nearby lanes of traffic — which, luckily, were empty of other cars.
After pedestrians make their way around the truck to cross the street, the car with the camera recording the incident nonchalantly maneuvers past the fast-acting flatbed.