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The police checkpoints will require the player to pull over and take a breathalyser test to prove they're not drinking and driving. Only the player will be stopped at the checkpoint and NPC cars will simply pass by. Not stopping at a checkpoint will cause the police officers to start chasing the player with their police cruisers until the player escapes, stops to receive the traffic ticket, or dies. The police checkpoints are located semi-randomly on the highway.

What to doEdit

Police radar gun

A policeman with a radar gun.

The first policeman will check the vehicle's speed; the regular speed limit is 100 km/h (80 km/h for the Gifu and Hayosiko).

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

Run the policemen over, ignore the stop sign, push the policemen, hit the police car, do a 200 km/h fly-by, or hit the officers with beer bottles.

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.

Radar busterEdit

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.

Other trafficEdit

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"!

LocationsEdit

The police checkpoint locations are semi-random, and are not always present on the highway. Here are some known spots where they might appear:

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.