What to doEdit
The second man is holding a 'Stop' sign and wants to give the player a breathalyser test. It is possible to either drive slowly next to him and do the test through the window, or park the car and walk to him to do the test. Stopping in the lane is not recommended, as the AI cars are very likely to crash into the player's car. If one is clear to go, they can drive off (again, be careful of AI cars passing by). If one is too drunk then they'll get a fine, these can range from ~700 mk up to the tens of thousands depending on the player's earnings.
More on how Finnish tickets work here.
What not to doEdit
Fines and punishmentEdit
- Main article: Traffic ticket
The player will receive a traffic ticket for committing various crimes, such as speeding, driving under the influence, or not having the vehicle inspected. Not paying the fine within a few days will cause the police to show up at home, arrest the player character, and take them to jail.
- Note: If the fine on the kitchen table does not show the icon to pay for means that the police are about to appear at the player's house to arrest him.
- Main article: Radar buster
The player may use the radar buster while driving the Satsuma to receive warning of a nearby checkpoint. The buster will start beeping when a radar gun is detected, which gives the player a chance to slow down to the speed limit before passing the officer.
- Warning: The radar buster must be detached from the dashboard before driving past the radar gun officer, as the player will otherwise be fined for radar detector infraction.
The police only seem to pay attention to the player's driving. They never pull over nor chase any of the other cars, not even the green menace, Jani, or Petteri; they also do not investigate highway collisions unless they involve the player colliding with one of their own vehicles or officers. One might even accuse them of "profiling"!
The police checkpoint locations are semi-random, and are not always present on the highway. Here are some known spots where they might appear:
- By the wheat fields near the grain processing plant.
- Between the Peräjärvi and Rykipohja turnoffs.
- On the southern stretch of the highway, between Rykipohja and the turnoff nearest to home.
The checkpoint will not move within the same game session. This means that if a section of the highway doesn't have a checkpoint, it can be driven on safely.
|Locations in Alivieska|
|Kesselinperä||Home • Woodshed|
|Loppe||Fleetari Repair Shop • Mansion|
|Peräjärvi||Graveyard • Jokke's new house • Lindell inspection shop • Pub Nappo • Teimo's house • Teimo's shop • Wastewater treatment plant|
|Rykipohja||Airfield • Dirt track • Jail • Landfill site • Strawberry field|
|Other||Cottage • Dance pavilion • Firewood guy's house • Grain processing plant • Island • Jokke's house • Police checkpoint • Radio mast • Sirkka's house • Ski hill • Ventti house|
|Terrain||Lake Peräjärvi • Northern lake • River|